What is your day job? Office Manager for Peterson Wellness Center
How were you introduced to CrossFit? My amazing son-in-law, Tod Martin
What is your favorite WOD or Lift? I’m not sure if I have a favorite but any WOD that I don’t come in last, makes the top of my list.
What is your favorite skill/movement that you have learned at CrossFit IoTA? Probably kettle ball swings
One word to describe me would be… BUSY!!!
I have always wanted… TO GO HUT HOPPING IN THE SWISS ALPS! (I think I will need many, many more CrossFit mornings to be in shape for that.)
Outside of the gym, I like to… Read, sew, snowmobile, scrapbook, but most of all I love spending time with my grandkids.
Three things you would always find in my fridge… Almond milk, chicken, and cheese
Something nobody knows about me or would be surprised to know about me… I have 10 kids, 21 grand kids, and I have been bungee jumping and LOVED it.
Favorite physical activity outside of CFI… Walking
Favorite place to eat in Cache Valley… Olive Garden and their guilt-free bread sticks.
Song(s) that gets me pumped up for a workout… ROCKY and HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO by Bonnie Tyler
The last thing I ate was… Grilled halibut, a salad, and a apple
My proudest accomplishment is… Living through the workout each morning and knowing that I can do hard things!
My six month goal is… I would like to be able to run a mile without any walking and to master the art of good squats.
If I could have ANYBODY (living or dead) over for dinner, it would be… My dad. He died when I was ten years old.
My favorite workout attire is… My black stretch pants and my melon nike shirt
My favorite workout partner(s)… all the awesome people in my 5:30a.m. class!
If you created a WOD and named it after yourself what would the workout be? “The Trenster” Sit-ups, kettle bell swings, ring rows, and running in between.
Joining CrossFit has helped me to make some amazing changes in my life. The first time I was introduced to CrossFit, I literally thought, “There is no way I can do this.” I am 52 years old, have muscle degeneration in my legs, and have Crohnes. The things that I was trying to do in the “Rookie” workout seemed impossible for me. Thanks to Paul, who has modified my workouts and been so patient with helping me, I have been able to do things that I thought were impossible. Every day is hard but I have learned I can do hard things. I think that it is the consistency of going every day and giving it my best. The amazing thing is it has spilled into all areas of my life. My balance is better and I walk with more strength and confidence. When I started CrossFit it was with the idea to lose weight. To be honest, I haven’t lost much weight but the strength I have gained has been amazing and become my focus. It has given me the strength to keep up with 21 grandkids, work a full time job, and be the Relief Society president in my ward. There is no better feeling than driving home from CrossFit and knowing that you did it! You made it through the workout! The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that we each had the courage to start. Thanks to Paul and the others in my class for your continual encouragement and support.
When Trenna walked through my door I have to be honest and say that I had some serious concerns. When she came back the second time I was even more surprised, but everyday since then I have been AMAZED and in awe of her dedication and increase in ability. She, like many of you, is someone who has taken what we do and it has transformed her life. Making life better and easier is what it’s all about. “Universal scaleability” is the language we’ve routinely used in describing CrossFit to suggest that your grandma could and should be working out with us. Trenna has proven this to be true and we are proud to have her at our box! – Coach Paul
“Older athletes are some of our better people. They are responsible, structured, brave individuals with a strong work ethic and great intelligence, determination, and character, and we need more of them.” ~ Mark Rippetoe