Athlete Spotlight: DANIELLE
Luis Castillejo & I have been married for over 14 years. Together, we have four spectacular (to me) children: Luca ( 11), Julie (9), Estela (7) & Benjamin (5).
My daily grind is divided between raising my children, volunteering at school, “house stuff” (cooking, cleaning, ect.) & whatever else comes my way! In the last year I have worked on translation projects – translating various video interviews from Spanish to English to create subtitles for video projects.
I played Basketball in High School. Sophomore year at SPU I tried out for the basketball team and played shooting guard. These past years have been a random combination of hiking, some climbing, indoor soccer, running, working out at the gym, and just trying to stay active.
How long have you been doing CrossFit?
I started CrossFit in February of 2016 (8 months).
What brought you to Outcome?
I became aware of CrossFit & Outcome from my amazing friend, (now coach) Bethanee Randles. I took her classes at the YMCA and trained with her. I loved it. Then, I noticed her growing athleticism and observed her fitness level. It was inspiring. She had nothing but positive things to say about Outcome and it was contagious. I wanted to work towards being well-rounded and fit, and also loved the idea of the ‘community’ she talked about. After taking Foundations, I was nervous but decided to go for it.
What are your hobbies or interests outside CrossFit?
Music: playing music (guitar/piano) AND listening to music. I can listen to country, rap, R&B – almost anything. If I can be adventuring outside, I am. Hiking up mountains or strolling on beaches, listening to the calm in nature- I love that. More recently, I started playing tennis and have discovered that I enjoy it. (Finally, I love cooking good, spicy food. I’m not sure that’s a hobby or interest, but it’s definitely a fav)
If you could create a WOD and name it after yourself what would it be?
My workout would be a chipper. “Don’t Slow Down” 6x200m run, 50 KB swings, 35 Power cleans, 30 pull ups, 25 Russian twists, 15 push ups & 6x200m run
What are your CrossFit goals?
Generally, improve my form on all of the lifts (clean, jerk, snatch, ect)!
I would like to do 10 consecutive strict pull ups before the end of the year and learn to kip.
What is your favorite treat?
I love Newman O’s, apple pie, dark chocolate and Top Pot donuts.
Tanya: I love the commitment and determination Danielle brings to Outcome. She is a strong, bad-ass mama, and it shows. When Danielle misses a day (the reason is typically because she is doing something else bad-assery), everyone notices the void. Also love her quirky sense of humor and hair. Thank you Danielle for the inspiration and spark you bring to those around you.
Petra: Danielle drives from Poulsbo every day and in the summer sometimes with all 4 of her kids, to find some time for herself. To do right by herself, to get stronger and fitter. She has a quick wit, will always lend an ear and has the most gorgeous smile that goes on for days. Like her hair, this woman does not quit. She wanted strict pull ups, and she got them, because she worked hard for them. Every day. She wanted to increase her clean weight, and did it because she worked hard to do it. She is also not shy about asking for help and advice, but then again there is not a shy bone in her body. I am not alone in believing that this athlete holds a special place in our hearts.
Dave: Danielle is the hardest working momma I have ever seen, she comes in ready to work, attacks every workout like her life is depended on it. She competes at events with no fear of failing. I heard other ladies talk about how she inspired them. Plus sometime she comes in so hot she is forced to wear protective sun glasses! I love this lady and always love receiving her hello hugs!
Bethanee: Danielle Rueb has become such an incredible part of the community at Outcome. She has grown in such monumental ways since the moment she walked through our gym doors: she has increased her strength, her confidence, and she has certainly made our community a stronger one.
I was extremely fortunate to know Danielle as a friend and client for a 4 years before she took the leap and started CrossFit. She is one of the most driven women I have ever met, and she is ALWAYS up for a challenge. Danielle is the type of person who radiates happiness and motivation. Danielle motivates and inspires everyone who she meets. She juggles her own workouts, being super mom to some of the sweetest kids I have ever met, and still finds the time to make sure her and her family are able to have such a wonderful life full of experiences- whether it be hiking, traveling, gardening, team sports or family projects. One of the best attributes about Danielle is her willingness to help motivate the people around her. Danielle pushes all of us to be better, and she is consistently looking for ways to grow to reach her own personal goals. Danielle is one of the most coachable people I have ever worked with, and she has the best possible drive and momentum with her health and fitness. I am happy and thankful to have Danielle as my friend and as a part of our Outcome community!
Timary: Danielle is such an incredible addition to our community! Danielle is always pushing herself and everyone around her to be better, to do better. She has the best attitude and will pull you up mentally and physically if you are anywhere near her. I’m so thankful to have Danielle in the gym every day. She is such an inspiration to all that know her. Keep up the fantastic work Danielle!
Sal: Danielle… She is the only person I allow to wear sunglasses indoors. That should explain how I feel about her. On a fitness front, she is awesome. I can remember a time when we were in a competition setting where I walked up to her, asked her to trust me, she did, and we got the result we were looking for. I literally remember her cleaning the bar and me just walking away. I had started to cry and I needed to suck it up till I could make it outside. For a coach, there are these moments that can’t be described. The mind, body, spirt of both you and the athlete sync up and it’s just perfect harmony. Yep, that is my girl Danielle. She is a BOSS! Now if we could just get her to stop spitting in the parking lot…