Female Athlete of the Month: May 2015

Name:  Alaina Dennis

Age:  23 (but I'll be 24 next week!)

Hometown:  Warsaw, IL

Occupation:  Nurse

How long have you been a member at 1020?  2.5 months

Tell us about your first day walking through the doors at Ten Twenty.  I had followed Ten Twenty on Facebook for a while and finally go the guts to call about joining.  I was really nervous but excited when I walked in.  I had a feeling this was going to be a place I loved and was challenged by every time I came through the doors.

What benefits/accomplishments have you seen/had since joining?  I feel a lot stronger and more healthy!  I am more mobile in certain lifts and my body seems to have more stamina in workouts.

What are your individual goals?  I'd love to fit into a size 8 again!  I have many goals for nutrition, in hopes that this and CrossFit 3-4 times a week will assist me to reach my size goal.  I can't wait for the day that I can RX a workout, but I know it will come in due time.  I want to improve my pull-ups and push-ups (strip those resistance bands away!) and work on kipping.

Favorite moment at 1020 so far?  It's hard to pin a moment because I truly enjoy the community at 1020 every day and pushing each other in every WOD.  Getting Female Athlete of the Month is really exciting for me.  It's awesome that others think you are improving and moving upward in your fitness journey!

What do you enjoy most about the coaching staff at 1020?  They are really supportive, fun, friendly and don't let you cheat yourself.  I know that they push us to improve because they believe in us.  There's a quote at 1020 that goes something like "you don't stop when you feel like it, you stop when you're done."  And I think that's exactly what the staff expects of us here.  And they don't just say it, they are right beside you, helping you to the end. 

Words of advice for someone interested in getting started?  Just get started!  There's always a reason to wait but I promise it is worth it.

Tell us something we don't know about you?  I think I've told some of ya, but I'm going to Europe in July for 2 weeks!  I'm so excited and can't wait to find a box in one of my destinations to drop by!

Favorite WOD?  Something with a combo of squats and box jumps.

Least Favorite WOD?  OVERHEAD SQUATS.  Mobility, mobility, mobility.