When we see Alisa coming into FitHAUS, it just makes us smile. She's such a great part of our community and exemplifies everything we love about our athletes. She's a hard worker, she's got a great attitude, and you can tell she truly enjoys being here. She makes FitHAUS a better place to be.
We asked Alisa to tell us a little more about herself so we can all get to know her a bit better. Here's what she has to say:
Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself ... things we might not know!
A: You may not know that: my nickname growing up was Tulip. I’m a Husker fan, have given a TEDTalk on the main-stage, and even though I love the lakes in Minnesota, the plains of Nebraska and the mountains of Colorado are my happy place.
Q: What made you decide to try CrossFit at FitHAUS (and what were you doing prior to coming in)?
A: I drove by it often and thought that it seemed like a place with a lot of energy and seemed like a manageable size (not a mega gym) to plug into. And CrossFit, seemed like a challenge worth trying!
Q. What is your favorite part of FitHAUS?
A: The people. Everyone supports each other. Coaches are great.
Q: What are some of the accomplishments you're most proud of, and what are your goals going forward?
A: I have liked seeing new personal bests on the strength portion of the workouts. Makes me feel strong and empowered. Moving forward, I would like to get faster/more reps in on cardio and master kipping pull-ups.
Q: How has being a part of FitHAUS bettered your life outside the gym?
A: It has been great for feeling centered and as part of an investment in me and my health. I’ve also made some great friends.
Q: What advice you you give to someone considering joining FitHAUS?
A: Do it! And stick with it. Try to make it a habit and then you will miss it. Make it manageable. You don't have to come everyday to see the benefits, but do come regularly and you will see results/progress.
Q: Favorite movement/lift/skill?
A: Front squat, Bench press, and the Clean & Jerk.
Q: Least favorite movement/lift/skill:
A: Toss up between burpees, running and sled push.
Huge thank you to Alisa for being a part of this community. You truly do make this a better place to be.
(And, oh ... a TED Talk!!?!! (she's apparently also super smart!!)