Female Athlete of the Month: June 2015

Name:  Julie Bullion

Age:  21

Hometown:  Mascoutah, IL

Occupation:  Senior at SIUE

How long have you been a member at 1020? 3 months! 

Tell us about your first day walking through the doors at Ten Twenty. My first day was really exciting, despite getting lost 3 times on the way, I was excited to finally giving CrossFit a try. I was always athletic in high school (soccer, volleyball, basketball, and track) and I struggled my first 3 years of college to find a workout program that I could stick to. I fell in love with the intensity and competitiveness on the first day! 

What benefits/accomplishments have you seen/had since joining? I've lost weight! I don't know how much because I don't care about the number. And have also gained some noticeable muscle! I've never had much upper body strength and I'm noticing more and more since joining at 1020! 

What are you individual goals? I want to break 200 lbs for my 1 rep max in back squat (currently sitting at 185), break 250 on my 1 rep max deadlift (currently at 210) and getting pull ups and push ups without bands! Which I'm super close to:) 

Favorite moment at 1020 so far? Any and every PR! 

What do you enjoy most about the coaching staff at 1020? They push me harder than I push myself! They're extremely motivating and always push me to do my best! 

Words of advice for someone interested in getting started? Do it! And don't compare yourself  to the other athletes when you first start- learn proper form, learn the movements, get used to the environment and progress will happen!

Tell us something we don't know about you? I'm a certified SCUBA diver.

Favorite WOD? Anything with box jumps! :)

Least Favorite WOD? Anything with thrusters


Male Athlete of the Month: June 2015

Name:  Adam Lowry

Age:  38

Hometown:  Dayton, Ohio

Occupation:  Architect at aTelecommunications company

How long have you been a member at 1020?  3 Months

Tell us about your first day walking through the doors at Ten Twenty.  I have visited a lot of Crossfits.  When there is not enough space and the class is overcrowded it really takes away from the experience.  My first thought upon walking into 1020 was "This place is huge and the class size is small, sign me up".

What benefits/accomplishments have you seen/had since joining?  Strength gains, especially overhead squat.  Gained the ability to endure working out in 100% humidity.

What are you individual goals?  To win the masters division when I am 70.  To become a total beast.

Favorite moment at 1020 so far?  Everyday at 6:00 a.m.  

What do you enjoy most about the coaching staff at 1020?  The focus on proper technique and the fun personalities.

Words of advice for someone interested in getting started?  The toughest skill to acquire in Crossfit is the management of your ego.  The competitive group atmosphere aspect ofCrossfit is really why Crossfit gets people in such great condition.  Don't get caught up in what people around you are doing during a workout.  Don't get hung up on where you finished that day on the whiteboard.  Focus on proper technique and scale accordingly.  Humility is an attractive personality trait.

Tell us something we don't know about you?  When i was 19 I lived in a Tipi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tipi) in northern Idaho for a year. 

Favorite WOD?  Nancy

Least Favorite WOD?  Karen