Today’s Member Spotlight: Alexis Sanchez!
Alexis was nominated by Alexis Treadwell: “I see her all the time working hard at her lifts. She was so sweet to me the first time I met her. She was cheering us newbies on during our WOD and it was inspiring to us. She always has a positive attitude and is encouraging. She is going back to school for the fall, and I know lots of us will miss seeing her!”
Tell us about yourself. Where are you from and how did you get here?
-Well, I was born in Miami, Florida (and yes, obviously that means I’m Cuban lol). My dad had to move to Georgia because of his work and I was about 6 years old when I left!
How long have you been a member at The Garage?
-I actually joined The Garage three years ago when I was in High School for a few months and then recently came back in May for the summer before I go back to college. I am going to be a Junior at the University of South Carolina! Go Gamecocks!!
How did you find The Garage?
-I tried Crossfit in Miami while I was visiting family and even though I almost puked because of the awful heat there, I fell in love and wanted to find a place back home! I live on Trickum road and always passed the gym and decided to contact the gym!! And I am so happy I did!:)
What do you like about working out at The Garage?
-I absolutely adore the community here. I’ve tried a few gyms back in SC and I’ve never felt welcomed or comfortable until I came here. The coaches are extremely knowledgeable and motivating and the people are simply amazing. Having a gym I actually look forward to go to everyday is what I think Crossfit is all about and I definitely found that here.
What do you do for a living?
-Well currently I’m an unemployed student LOL but I plan on getting a job at this animal shelter I volunteered at all last year!
What are your hobbies and interests?
-Crossfit Crossfit Crossfit! Also, I really like dogs so I usually spend time at my college’s local shelter helping the dog trainer train the dogs to make them more adoptable!
What is something interesting about you most people don’t know?
-I hope to become a Physical Therapist!
-Olive Garden is one of my favorite places (classy I know), and I love Chorizo!
-Usher, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Celia Cruz and rap!
Favorite WOD, lift or skill?
– Double Unders, HSPU, and cleans.
WOD, Lift or skill you never ever want to do again?
-Pull-ups, squat snatches, and FRAN
What’s your proudest CrossFit achievement to date?
-Learning to string together my DU and being able to do HSPUs with one ab mat!
What’s on your bucket list? Or What are some goals you are trying to accomplish? (either at the gym or otherwise)
-gym: get to a competition RX level and hopefully RX the open
-travel the world
-get into physical therapy school
Anything else you want to include?
-I’m incredibly sad that I need to leave the gym because of school but I would be back for Christmas break and the occasional drop in!
If you could meet one person, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
– Jesus Christ, I’d love to ask him questions about life and it’s meaning and religion.
If you were trapped on a deserted island, what three things would you want with you?
-A plane, a pilot and a dog!