Athlete of the Month: October 2016

Name:  Shelby Carlstrom

Age:  24

Hometown:  Quincy, IL/Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Occupation:  Registered Nurse

How long have you been a member at 1020?  A little over 2 years.

Tell us about your first day walking through the doors at Ten Twenty: I remember feeling nervous and intimidated but as soon as I walked in, I felt welcomed.  Everyone was so nice and motivating!  Having Keat with me made it a little easier too.

What benefits/accomplishments have you seen/had since joining? My new family.  I have met so many wonderful people and created lifelong friendships since joining 1020.

What are your individual goals? I just want to continue improving.  There is always something new to work on.  I have enjoyed the process.  Outside of the gym, I want to continue my education, travel and continue enjoying life!

Favorite moment at 1020 so far?  It's hard to pinpoint one moment but I always enjoy times outside of classes when people get together to work on certain skills.  It is fun working on movements outside of class with someone else pushing you.  It is awesome when you finally master that movement or PR.

What do you enjoy  most about the coaching staff at 1020? They want to see you succeed and improve.  All of the coaches are great at giving you the extra push you need.

Words of advice for someone interested in getting started? Just do it.  I was terrified before I started.  I remember working out in a gym trying to prepare myself for CrossFit.  You don't need preparation.  Everything is scalable.  Even if you walk in and it seems intimidating, just remember that we all started there.

Tell us something we don't know about you?  I have a huge family and love it.

Favorite WOD?  Annie

Least Favorite WOD?  Diane