We keep rolling into 2019 with some authority!  Our February Athlete of the Month, Syd, has been at CrossFit Solid Orange since the very beginning of 2017!  She is our official hospitality host at the box and makes sure everyone feels at home.  We can’t imagine the place without her and all those interesting answers to our daily Question of the Day!!

What is your background? 

I’m from Newbern, TN. I tiny tiny town in West TN that has more cattle than people. I’m engaged to TJay Tipps and will become Mrs. Tipps on June 8th of this year! We live in Nashville and have four fur babies! 


What got you to give CrossFit a chance?

TJay and I started together actually! We started about 5 years ago. 


What was your main reason for coming to CFSO?

We moved to the area and went to check out CFSO and LOVED the atmosphere! They are our family!


Who do you admire that motivates you?

Honestly, TJay. He works so hard and loves CrossFit so much that it motivates me to do better and work harder. 




What is your proudest CrossFit moment?

The day I was able to do a muscle up and execute Olympic lifts at my body weight!


How do you view the person you are today compared to before you started?

Much beefier 😆

I was tiny when I first started. As an athlete, I’ve come a LONG beefy way!

What have you learned about yourself from the workouts here?

That I am not good at running but really strong for my size.



Your favorite workout?

Annie! 50,40,30,20,10 double unders and sit ups! I love anything with ab work!


How many goals have you achieved so far – and what where they?

Ive accomplished a lot of goals while being at CFSO! I’ve gotten bar muscle ups, I’ve competed in competitions but still waiting to hit a ring muscle up 😃

What did you think after completing your first CrossFit competition?

”Wow I’m dying but wow I’m so strong and this was so much fun!!!” Also looking in the crowd to see my fit fam there literally brought tears to my eyes. The support is incredible!



If you had the time, what countries would you visit?

Well we have had Curaçao on our list for years and we are going there for our honey moon! Other than that, Iceland, Amsterdam and Alaska! 


Tell us something people don’t know about you?

I thought me and my friend Hayley hung out with DJ Unk one night (for hours) but turns out it was some 19 year old kid hahaha 


Cheesiest and most memorable warm-up we’ve done?

Canadian Ro Sham Bo (Rock Paper Scissors) – with the Princess, The Hunter, and The Bear!


When you’re not CrossFitting, what do you like to do?

I like to hike and kayak! Kayaking with my bestie Amy Coogler is the most fun. She brings snacks and champagne! 

Give us a suggestion for a “Question of the Day”…

What is your favorite day to day sock style?