Male Athlete of the Month: July 2016

Name:  Alex Williams

Age:  27

Hometown:  Salem, IL

Occupation:  Insurance Agent

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 started early with Coach Kyle Smith at 6:00am (I tagged along with David Wiant).  I laid on the ground after the WOD for a solid 5 minutes.  I was back at it the next day though.

What benefits/accomplishments have you seen/had since joining? I carry a lot of stress as a small business owner.  I feel so much better the days I hit the box.  It's been a great stress reliever.  My endurance is starting to get better.

What are your individual goals? Bar muscle ups and I would like to participate in a fun team competition.

Favorite moment at 1020 so far?  No one moment sticks out.  But, I really enjoy the partner WOD's on Friday and making new friends.

What do you enjoy  most about the coaching staff at 1020? They strike the right balance of pushing me to do my best, without making me want to throw things at them.

Words of advice for someone interested in getting started? Have fun and listen to your body.  Don't hurt yourself.  CrossFit is humbling, don't worry about how much weight you're lifting.

Tell us something we don't know about you?  I had a full ride scholarship at Junior College in theater.  I've been married to my best friend (Abby) for 5 years and we have a new baby girl Margo.

Favorite WOD?  No idea, I'm starting to really like KB snatches though.

Least Favorite WOD?  Anything with thrusters - they kill me