Kayleigh Herholdt

Kayleigh Herholdt


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About CrossFit, Kayleigh Herholdt says, “I found myself, my passion, and something I want to do for the rest of my life when I started CrossFit.”

Kayleigh has been a CrossFit athlete for more than 9 years. It was a natural fit for her and her athletic lifestyle. She played field hockey growing up, was a long distance runner, and a dancer for most of her life, even becoming a national level dance champion for two consecutive years.

Kayleigh is originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, and moved to the United States in 2021. She notes that her mom–a competitive CrossFit athlete–is her role model. “She’s a Masters Athlete, who has placed first in the 2020 and 2021 CrossFit Open in South Africa,” and Kayleigh notes, “she kicks my butt in every workout we do together.”

After joining CrossFit Wilmette as a member in 2021, Kayleigh started working toward her dream of becoming a coach.

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