August Gym “M.O.M.”
Introducing our Gym M.O.M (Member of the Month) for August 2020 … Amelia “Mealz” Heesen!
Amelia has constantly been on the GRIND for the month of July, showing up consistently to class and sweating it out with us!
Aside from the hard work she puts in daily, Amelia is one of the most approachable and helpful people in our gym! Read more to learn about Amelia and be sure to congratulate her when you see her!
Q: What made you decide to start functional fitness training?
I decided to start functional fitness because I love working out with other people and really wanted to push myself to try something new!
Q: Are you a student/working professional/both? What do you do for a living?
Both! I’m a senior at Northeastern studying Chemical Engineering but am currently working full-time at a biotechnology company in Waltham.
Q: What are your hobbies/interests outside of the gym?
My biggest hobby outside of the gym is musical theater. I’m in a theater company at Northeastern and we put on full shows every semester, so when I’m not at the gym I’m usually at some kind of dance or vocal rehearsal.
Q: What are some of your favorite movements (name up to three)?
Cleans, deadlifts, double unders (although I’m still working on these)
Q: What are your least favorite movements?
Air bike, man-makers, thrusters
Q: What movements do you want to improve at?
Double unders, pull ups, v ups
Q: What advice do you have for someone considering our gym?
Just come try it out! It’s a great opportunity to become a part of an awesome community and gain confidence in your athletic abilities.
Q: What’s your favorite “cheat” food?
I have a MAJOR sweet tooth… so basically any dessert.
Q: What is your guilty pleasure?
I really love bad reality TV and trashy rom-coms. It’s basically what got my sister and I through quarantine.
Q: Do you have any nicknames?
I have many nicknames given to me by my family. Highlights include “Meals”, “Mealzie”, and “Squealz”.
Q: An interesting fact that we probably don’t know about you!
I have a major obsession with podcasts!! If you love podcasts please discuss with me 🙂