Preferred Name: Tanya
Where did you grow up?
Meadowlands, MN (40 min NW of Duluth)
When did you become a member of Mi5 Fitness?
What do you do when you are not at Mi5?
I have been working for part of Blue Cross for a little over 10 years. I process claims for their sister company called Further. When I'm not working overtime or working out, I'm cooking, doing photography, hot yoga, snowshoeing, or working on never-ending home renovations. I'm hoping to use my kayak a lot more this summer too!
How did you find out about Mi5?
I had been thinking of trying Crossfit for a while after watching the Games on TV so I did an internet search and found that Mi5 had an amazing Groupon deal to try 10 classes.
When/How did you realize CrossFit/Mi5 was the right fit for you?
I decided it was right for me after I was sick for two weeks and wasn't able to come in to work out. The front desk staff texted me a couple times to see if everything was OK. I thought that was SO sweet that a gym cared enough to check in on me.
What is your favorite WOD/movement?
What is your least favorite WOD/movement?
Assault bike. (But I will learn to love it!)
What would your perfect WOD look like?
Rowing, Singles, Handstand Walk
What is one thing you have been able to accomplish since starting at Mi5 that you never thought you'd be able to do?
I never in a million years thought I would ever be able to do a chin up.
What motivates you to stay fit?
I'm a big believer in, "You look good, you feel good. You feel good, you DO good."
What is something about you that Mi5 members do not yet know?
I have two older brothers, a teenage niece and nephew whom I just adore, I'm currently working on my second college degree and yoga teacher certificate, and I'm starting lessons in May to learn my third musical instrument.
What advice would you give to someone just getting started at Mi5?
Get a nutritionist. Make a plan. Make a schedule. Stick to it. And MAKE NO EXCUSES.