Member of the Month- Kaily Daida

February 2019

Get to know Kaily’s Success Story at Fit2Live Below!

Kaily started at Fit2Live in October of 2018 and hasn’t looked back since. Since completing foundations, Kaily has been a staple member in classes at Fit2Live. She has a consistent no complaints attitude each time she comes to class and typically puts others way before herself, she is a pro question asker. She has been crushing PR’s by the week and has a blast doing it. For these reason and many more, Kaily has been chosen as our member of the month!

Learn more about Kaily and her Fit2Live journey below!

Tell us a little about yourself, where you’re from, what you do outside of Fit2Live, family, hobbies, etc.

I was born and raised in Ann Arbor. I graduated with a triple major in math, economics, and English. I work full-time as an actuarial analyst (almost four years) with a side job teaching standardized test prep courses (one year).

When and why did you get started at Fit2Live?

I started in October 2019 with zero experience in CrossFit.

I was at a point in my life where I felt like garbage. I had gained 15 pounds in about 3.5 years and was burned out. I realized that this was not sustainable, so I looked up “Ann Arbor gym friendly”. Fit2Live popped up with stellar reviews. ☺

During my first Foundations session, there was a class of women who were incredibly friendly, but doing the most intense things like lifting weights that looked heavier than them or effortlessly crushing pull-ups. It was terrifying. I wanted in.

Proudest CrossFit moment/achievement to date?

My first unassisted strict pull-up!

At the beginning of the 6-week progression, Coach Ryan told me that I would be able to do my first within a matter of weeks. I thought he was nuts. At the end of the progression, I not only knocked out my first pull-up, but two in a row! (RIP Coach Brandon’s eardrums.)


What has made the biggest impact in your training, results, or mindset so far in your early CrossFit journey?

The coaches!

Fit2Live has a solid team of coaches who;

  • Lead high-octane classes with compassion and energy,
  • Are by turns your biggest cheerleaders and greatest butt-kickers, and
  • Collectively own an incredible wealth of knowledge.

They’re talented at gauging your ability and knowing how far to push you. They foster an inclusive, dynamic atmosphere – I always leave class in a great mood!

I also meet with Coach Ryan and Coach Rob on a regular basis. This has been a game-changer! They’ve developed a personalized plan that complements the work we do in class, targets my weak spots, and builds up a rock-solid foundation of technique.

If you could travel to any place in the world tomorrow, where would you go?

Warm + mountain trails/beach

If you could make the workout “Kaily”, what would it look like (movements, repetitions, etc)?

Buy-In: 800m run

3 Rounds for Time

5 DB Renegade Rows (20/30#)

10 DB Thrusters (20/30#)

15 KB Swings (16/24kg)

20 Jump Squats

What is your favorite thing about Fit2Live?

Everything! I love the programming, coaches, and community.

I don’t believe in magic bullets, but working out at Fit2Live is pretty darn close. I’m new, but I’ve seen progress in the way I look, move, and feel since training here. I’m surrounded by smart, fun, interesting people who hold each other accountable and encourage the heck out of me. ☺ Coming to Fit2Live has been life-changing – I look forward to my journey here!


Pick one of each, favorite movie, tv show, song and book of all time for you?

Book: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

I’m not sure about the others, so I’ll leave this quote from The Little Prince: “And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

What CrossFit/fitness goal are you currently working towards the most?

My goal is to do the workouts as prescribed!


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