SEPTEMBER 2015 ATHLETE OF THE MONTH – ALYSSA ALFARO

SEPTEMBER 2015 ATHLETE OF THE MONTH – ALYSSA ALFARO

SEPTEMBER 2015 ATHLETE OF THE MONTH – ALYSSA ALFARO

Congratulations to Alyssa Alfaro!  She has been voted by the coaches as this month’s Athlete of the Month!  After being an athlete most of her life, she got to a point where her workouts became monotonous and she couldn’t make it a part of her lifestyle.  She was inspired to try CrossFit because of the dramatic change she saw it could make.  Since the day she joined Mission, she has been a dedicated hard-worker and has even competed in a CrossFit event! For that reason and many more,  she is certainly deserving of the title “Athlete of the Month.”

Name: Alyssa Alfaro

Started CrossFit: January 2015

Favorite WOD: Endurance Wednesdays!!!

Least Favorite WOD: Any WOD involving rowing and/or burpees

Favorite Lift: Power Clean

Least Favorite Lift: Power Snatch

Story: 

I’m 26 years old and moved to San Antonio in 2007 from Eagle Pass. I attended college at St. Mary’s University where I played softball and ran cross-country for four years. Growing up playing sports made it easy to stay in shape, I belonged to a team and exercising was part of the game I played. It wasn’t until my collegiate career ended that I really had to put effort into my diet and exercise routine. I tried multiple gyms and every class it had to offer. I even tried Bikram yoga and Zumba. Although I did enjoy the initial experience of yoga and certain classes, I quickly grew tired of the monotony and couldn’t stick to it long enough for it to become a part of my everyday lifestyle. Four years flew by and I hadn’t consistently exercised for longer than a two-week period. Then my boyfriend joined a CrossFit box and his results were inspiring. I made a list of a couple of boxes nearby and decided to check them out before committing to one. Mission CrossFit was the fourth and final box I visited. The workout was intense and I was huffing and puffing after the warm-up! Of course by the time I started the WOD, I was dying, but that’s what drew me in. The workouts are fun, challenging, and change everyday. It was the type of physical activity I had been looking for. The type that brings me back everyday wanting to improve my skills and the type that makes me feel a part of a team again.

 

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