JUNE 2020 FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH – ISELA BALDERRAMA

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Q: HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN DOING CROSSFIT? WHO OR WHAT GOT YOU STARTED?
A: I started doing CrossFit about 2 years ago. Curiosity got me started…I had just moved to the area and used to see the Alpine sign on the corner of Ward Rd & 50th when I was driving so I decided to come and check it out.

Q: TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF: (FAMILY, CAREER, HOBBIES, INTERESTS)
A: Moved to Colorado 23 years ago from Chihuahua, Mexico. I’ve been married for 18 years and have 2 kids Aldo & Aylin, God and family is the most important thing to me. I am a BI developer, love crunching data and converting it into meaningful information. I like to take walks, ride my bike and play outside with my kids.

Q: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY AT ALPINE CROSSFIT?
A: When I first came in and everyone was so welcoming and encouraging.

Q: WHAT WAS YOUR WORKOUT REGIMEN BEFORE JOINING ALPINE?
A: None pretty much… occasionally I’d go to the big gym and try to do stuff but I didn’t really like the environment.

Q: HOW HAS CROSSFIT AFFECTED YOUR LIFE OUTSIDE OF THE GYM?
A: I think CrossFit has given me the opportunity to be more active with my kids.

Q: WHAT CATEGORY WOULD YOU BE LEAST EXCITED/MOST EXCITED TO SEE ON JEOPARDY?
A: Least excited: History; Most excited – Sports.

Q: WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST WORKOUT, AND WHAT DID YOU THINK AFTER DOING IT?
A: I don’t know the name, I just remember it involved a lot of wall balls and I thought I was going to die.

Q: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE AND LEAST FAVORITE WOD?
A: Favorite: Cindy; Least favorite: Anything with Burpees.

Q: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE AND LEAST FAVORITE MOVEMENTS?
A: Favorite: Back Squats, Deadlifts; least favorite: Overhead Squats, Snatch.

Q: WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE A NEWBIE JUST GETTING STARTED AT ALPINE CROSSFIT?
A: Keep showing up and don’t give up. Alpine community is there for you!

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