R3VIVE’s Member of the Month, October 2022
Introducing our Gym M.O.M. (Member of the Month) for October 2022 … Allyson Doyle!
It is with great pleasure to recognize Allyson as she’s put in such hard work over the course of the last few months. First, Allyson participated with us for Ragnar Reach the Beach in September (which she absolutely crushed), then she competed in our in-house throw down in October!
Aside from those accomplishments, Allyson has long ben a consistent member, taking functional fitness and Barbell classes, to improve her overall fitness and technique with weightlifting. Her willingness to learn and attention to detail is what makes her a pleasure to coach and serves as an inspiration to other members.
We’re lucky to have her as a member of our community!
Learn more about Allyson below:
Q: What made you decide to start functional fitness training?
I began my functional fitness journey after my sister introduced me to CrossFit in 2014. I was not the most athletic growing up and as an adult was not diligent about going to the gym on my own. My sister’s introduction showed me that many adults can stay healthy, fit and incorporate functional fitness into their day to day lives.
Q: Are you a student/working professional/both? What do you do for a living?
I am a Quality Assurance manager at a pharmaceutical company.
Q: What are your hobbies/interests outside of the gym?
Outside of the gym, I enjoy cooking and baking. I enjoy the challenge of trying new recipes I stumble across! I also love skiing and kayaking when those are in season.
Q: What are some of your favorite movements (name up to three)?
Clean and Jerk, overhead squat, kettle bell swings.
Q: What are your least favorite movements?
Definitely the Assault bike and thrusters.
Q: What movements do you want to improve at?
I want to master hand stand push ups and strict pull-ups!
Q: What advice do you have for someone considering our gym?
My advice to them would be: Just come out and try a class! I never thought that I would be interested in functional fitness after sitting through my sister’s 5am class, but I was hooked! And every movement can be scaled to fit your fitness level, so you’re still getting a workout.
Q: What’s your favorite “cheat” food?
Ice cream. I love it too much.
Q: What is your guilty pleasure?
I love to watch home reno shows and complain about all the tacky interior design choices they make.