Female Athlete of the Month: November 2016

Name:  Lauren Davis

Age:  19

Hometown:  Granite City, IL

Occupation:  Biology Student and Lab Tech

How long have you been a member at 1020?  Almost 2 Months

Tell us about your first day walking through the doors at Ten Twenty: I was so nervous.  I had been to other gyms that wouldn't even pay attention to new people, but at 1020 everyone made me feel welcome.  It was a hard workout because the next day I couldn't lift my arms above my head but I was hooked.

What benefits/accomplishments have you seen/had since joining? I have seen myself do things I never thought I could; like pull-ups or deadlifting over 200.  I love how much progress I am making.

What are your individual goals? To be able to compete and RX every workout.

Favorite moment at 1020 so far?  Getting a toes to bar was my favorite for some reason.  I did one on accident and freaked out because I figured I couldn't do them.

What do you enjoy  most about the coaching staff at 1020? They are so helpful and encouraging.  I love working with every single coach.  They help me better technique and show me how to push myself to be better.

Words of advice for someone interested in getting started? Don't be afraid to try!  It is scary walking into a new gym, so come in with an open mind.  Also, don't compare yourself to others.  They were once in your shoes.

Tell us something we don't know about you?  I love to hike and travel.  My favorite place I have been so far is Havasu Fall in the Grand Canyon.

Favorite WOD?  Anything with HSPU

Least Favorite WOD?  16.4