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?
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?
1RM Press Triplet
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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