Female Athlete of the Month: February 2017

Name:  Michelle Fuentes

Age:  20 years young

Hometown:  Waukegan, IL

Occupation:  Student at SIUE

How long have you been a member at 1020?  2 months

Tell us about your first day walking through the doors at Ten Twenty: The first time I walked into 1020 was during the fall, at a special event they were hosting.  I can remember talking to a few of the coaches and athletes & they were so nice that I knew then I had found a home for the next few years.

What benefits/accomplishments have you seen/had since joining?  Since joining I have been able to get my rope climbs which I had never done.  I am able to do a handstand against the wall.  These accomplishments are just the beginning to becoming a better athlete.

What are your individual goals? With CrossFit, I want to get to the elite level and compete.  Everyday in training, I hope to do better.

Favorite moment at 1020 so far?  Favorite moment by far was "Friday Night Lights" for 17.1, I loved seeing everyone supporting each other and seeing each athlete push themselves!

What do you enjoy  most about the coaching staff at 1020? The 1020 coaching people are my favorites!  They have helped me in so many ways.  I love that even when they have a full class, they still take a few seconds to help me out individually.  Also, they show an interest in wanting to see me succeed.

Words of advice for someone interested in getting started? Be ready to get out of your comfort zone so that you may grow as an athlete.

Tell us something we don't know about you?  I have an older sister and many strangers think we're twins so if you ever think you see me in public but aren't sure if it's me, it's probably my sister.

Favorite WOD?  Haven't done many to categorize just 1 as my favorite.  Favorite movement though is cleans & WB.

Least Favorite WOD?  Anything with muscle-ups because I can't do one YET.