Male Athlete of the Month: May 2016

Name:  King James Meiser

Age:  30

Hometown:  Bethalto, IL

Occupation:  Maintenance Mechanic at Alton Steel

How long have you been a member at 1020?  4 Months

Tell us about your first day walking through the doors at Ten Twenty:  I was a little bit intimidated, but everyone made me feel right at home.  It was my first one-on-one with Coach Lyndy.  She kicked my ass and I was drenched in sweat and I didn't even do a WOD.

What benefits/accomplishments have you seen/had since joining? I lost 42 pounds.  I feel amazing.  

What are your individual goals? To continue losing weight and to be able to do a muscle-up.

Favorite moment at 1020 so far?  It's hard to pick just one, pretty much every time I step in the box is my favorite moment.  But if I had to pick one it would be seeing just how much I could lift during the CrossFit Total.

What do you enjoy  most about the coaching staff at 1020? They are great!  They make you feel great about yourself.  It doesn't matter if you are the top athlete or just starting out, they make you feel great about yourself.

Words of advice for someone interested in getting started? Pretty much what everyone else says JUST DO IT!  And be prepared to be addicted.

Tell us something we don't know about you?  I served in the United States Marine Corps for 4 years and I'm a avid waterfowl hunter.

Favorite WOD?  Anything with Deadlifts.

Least Favorite WOD?  Anything with Jumprope.