Athlete of the Month: September 2016

Name:  Kellie Diers

Age:  29

Hometown:  Cahokia, IL

Occupation:  Title Administrator

How long have you been a member at 1020?  3 Months as of October 5th.

Tell us about your first day walking through the doors at Ten Twenty: I was thinking I am going to look like a hot mess doing this but it will pay off.

What benefits/accomplishments have you seen/had since joining? Being able to put those damn clips on.  Being able to back squat 85lbs.  Also, I fit into a skirt I haven't fit into for two years.

What are your individual goals? Complete a WOD without stopping.

Favorite moment at 1020 so far?  Completing the WOD from September 28th.  I did all 200 singles even though Brendan said he would happy with 100.

What do you enjoy  most about the coaching staff at 1020? They are always encouraging.  Even when I think I don't "got this", they are always cheering me on and telling me I do.  And they mind our shit show at 6pm.

Words of advice for someone interested in getting started? It's going to be rough and you may puke but you won't die.  Keep going!  Trust the coaches.

Tell us something we don't know about you?  My name is spelled with "ie" because of a car.  1966 Ford Galaxie 500 7litre.  My dad loves that car.

Favorite WOD?  Well, my shrug has improved - so right now I look forward to anything with cleans in them.

Least Favorite WOD?  I'm not coordinated enough for jump roping, so any WOD with jump roping is out for me.