Each month, we will profile a Grand Trunk CrossFit member who has seen incredible results since joining our “box”.

It is our hope, that by showing you what can be accomplished through regular workouts and a commitment to fitness, you will be encouraged to take the leap and come in for a workout.

This month’s spotlight is on Allison DeHorn, a Grand Trunk member since 2015.

When did you join Grand Trunk, and why?

Allison: My friend, who is also a member, invited me to a Saturday “Bring A Buddy Day.” Then I went again the following Monday (even though I could barely walk) and the rest is history!

What do you enjoy most about GTCF and CrossFit?

Having a community of great people who are all trying to better themselves, and who are supportive and encouraging of one another.

What is your favorite movement?

Split jerk! And even though you didn’t ask, my least favorite is wall balls.

What is a CrossFit goal you have achieved that you are most proud of?

I’m 44 years old and I’m stronger and have more endurance than when I was 20. Also, there are a couple of things I NEVER thought I’d be able to do, but now can. One is rope climbing, since I was a total failure at this as a kid. But, I was probably most excited to get my first pull-up.

What is a current goal you are working on and hope to accomplish?

SO MANY things I want to improve…but right now I’d say stringing pull-ups together.

What advice would you give a new member or someone who is thinking about trying CrossFit?

Don’t make any judgments about it until you’ve gone several times, since there are always going to be movements/lifts/Workouts of the Day (WODs) that you don’t like or aren’t good at. Then, by the time you are ready to make a judgment, you’ll already feel a little bit of muscle forming! J

How has CrossFit impacted your life outside of the gym?

Since I became a mom 15 years ago, I quite my job and basically devoted all my time/energy to my kids. CrossFit is the first thing I’ve done JUST for ME, and it gives me a sense of accomplishment.

What is a fun fact that people might not know about you?

My husband asked me to marry him by hiring a plane carrying a message banner to fly over Michigan Stadium during a football game. (Since 9/11, they no longer allow any planes near the stadium.

If you could create your own WOD, what would it be?

Weightlifting:

1RM Press Triplet

Metcon:

2 rope climb buy-in

3 rounds of 36 double-unders, 18 pull-ups, 12 box jumps

Fill in the blank: I CrossFIt (because/so I can):

I CrossFit so I can stay active, strong, and hang out with my awesome Grand Trunk CrossFit buddies!

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