INDUSTRIOUS 15 MINUTES OF FAME: MEET ALLIE!
1) What (who) brought you to Industrious?
Nicole Solvang! She is one of my best friends. I started doing CrossFit at Kenmore CrossFit in 2012. Nicole and I have odd nursing schedules and were both going to 0930 classes at different gyms. So, we made the switch to Industrious 2016, and my GOD this place is amazing. The coaching, programing, and the people are FANTASTIC.
2) What is the most significant change-whether social, physical, mental…you have experienced since you have been here?
I try to go between 2-4 days a week, not the most dedicated and I wish it was more, but I’m trying! I mostly love it when my friends are in class with me, and I get a great workout in. I have a horrible squat, and in the time here at Industrious it has gotten so much better. Better in terms of it is still awful, but I can go below parallel most of the time. 🙂
3) What is your favorite thing about Industrious?
I love the programming; (Thank you Molly!). The workouts are so hard at this gym, which has pushed me to get better. I also love that some of my best friends are here with me; cheering me on, telling me to pick up the damn bar and keeping me accountable. And that the 0930 crew tolerate me bringing my crazy kids to the gym.
4) What are your goals or aspirations for this year?
I would really like to do a lifting or team competition. We did one together with Jenna and Andy Walker last spring and it was SO much fun. Also I would love to get a bar muscle up even if it was with the black band!
5) Share one thing we do NOT know about you!
Despite working in healthcare as a nurse I am a hippie at heart. I am all about growing, harvesting and preserving. I LOVE canning (salsa, marinara, jams, peaches, pears, apple sauce and pickling.) We have an urban farmhouse in Bothell with fruit trees, herb/veggies gardens, 7 blueberry plants and a giant raspberry patch. We are huge into letting our kids help, and getting dirty.