Tell us your full name: Danielle Nicole White
Do you have a gym name or nickname? D$
What is your occupation? Research Assistant at Texas A&M University
What made you decide to workout at BlackBox? I went into Blackbox about 48 hours after moving to Texas and after talking with Jordan for the first time I signed up right away. I didn’t even both checking out any other gyms in town because I knew BlackBox was somewhere I wanted to be!
How long have you been training at BlackBox? Since March 2013
What do you love most about BlackBox? The community!! It is unlike any other. I truly love the people I get to see at the gym every day. They lift you up when you are down, push you when you are slacking, help you when in need, and they aren’t afraid to party when necessary!
What results have you seen so far? What has been your greatest achievement at the box? I have definitely gotten a lot stronger in the last year. My greatest achievement was completing “Murph.” That particular workout has a lot of meaning to me and even though it was super tough, I thought afterwards “holy cow you are actually pretty fit!”
What is your fitness background? I played zero sports growing up. I was probably the most un-athletic person you’ve ever met. In college I was a self-proclaimed cardio queen and a runner. After grad school I found CrossFit and there has been no turning back!
What are your training goals? Overall to be stronger, better and faster. I would really love to conquer muscle ups and snatch over 100 lbs. And maybe one day I’ll master double unders, but no promises there!
Do you have a favorite workout or lift? Pull ups are my JAM! I also love hand stand push-ups.
Tell us about your favorite memory at BlackBox: Do I have to pick just one? I participated in my first CrossFit competition at BlackBox and it was so much fun! Also training for the USAW weightlifting meet with Jack and competing was one of the most nerve racking things I have EVER done but I loved the experience and I learned so much from Jack during that time! The support from the “hype team” for all the BB athletes during that competition was incredible!
What are your “words to live by”: Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd pretty much sums up life. “Take your time, don’t live too fast. Troubles will come and they will pass.”
What is your favorite hobby/pastime? You mean besides hanging out at BlackBox? I love baking (and it isn’t always paleo), hanging out with the coolest dog ever, Dudley, being outdoorsy, and reading.
What’s your next adventure in life? I will be applying to vet school in the fall and the outcome of that depends on where I’ll go from there!
Tell us something we don’t know about you: I played classical piano for 10 years growing up and participated in the National Piano Guild Auditions for many years.
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50 double unders
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10 double unders