INDUSTRIOUS 15 MINUTES OF FAME: MEET JELENA & SANDRA!
1) What (who) brought you to Industrious?
JELENA: All through high school, I would do sports teams along with going to the local gym. When I graduated, the local gym just wasn’t cutting it anymore. I couldn’t get myself to do more explosive workouts and tended to veer away from the weights area known as “the man cave.” I had a couple friends who brought me to some competitions and after some research I decided why not give Industrious a try!
But literally, I usually make Sandra drive me haha.
SANDRA: Highway 99 brought me to Industrious. In reality it was the thought of wanting to start CrossFit, having outgrown other sports from younger days.
2) What is the most significant change you have experienced since you have been here?
JELENA: Physically, I believe I’ve gotten stronger which is super cool because I’ve finally started to keep track of my PR’s, and it helps you see a difference! Mentally, I’ve become so much more confident with myself. Confidence that helps me commit to heavier weights in workouts that I may doubt at first, but end up powering through (the coaches also help with motivation A TON). And socially, I’ve been able to branch out and meet so many new people!! It’s so hard not to keep positive and excited with the setting industrious has and it’s been so awesome to learn about everybody’s unique stories!
SANDRA: Being here I’ve experienced a huge appreciation for community. So many people with different backgrounds and their own story to tell. Yet, the goal is all the same, to get stronger (physically and mentally) and have fun doing it!
3) What is your favorite thing about Industrious?
JELENA: THE FUN! Here we are doing crazy workouts, dropping dead after workouts, and people still manage to smile, cheer, and high five each other after every workout. With such a warm and inviting environment, it’s hard not to make a new friend, set a new goal, or achieve a goal by the end of the workout.
SANDRA: Besides Katherine’s cupid costume? The atmosphere in all of its entirety. Everyone is there for each other. There’s a bell for when you’ve reached another goal, a high five after every workout and a smile that lingers throughout.
4) What are your goals or aspirations for this year?
JELENA: A bar muscle up or strict handstand pushup!! Or beat Sandra in a conditioning workout, her endurance is BEASTLY.
SANDRA: Probably a muscle up or to get everyone calling me sis.
5) Share one thing we do NOT know about you!
JELENA: I was born in a small country called Grafelfing in Germany and have three amazing bishon frise dogs name Luna, Leo, and Lola!!
SANDRA: I am fluent in Serbian and foodwanese.