What brought you to enduraLAB? I first saw enduraLAB after running on the Trinity River Trails but had some reservations if I had time to make it to classes. After talking to Coach Isis, I decided to try it out with the 10-Class Pass. I fell in love with the gym and community and decided to fully commit.
What did your workout routine look like before joining the LAB? Pre-COVID19, I did a mix of anaerobic and aerobic exercises. Post COVID19….
What healthy changes have you made since joining the LAB? I’ve definitely started exercising more and using exercise to mitigate stress over stress eating.
Tell us what you do outside of the LAB? I’m a medical student at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.
How have you grown as an athlete since joining the LAB? Brag a little. I never thought that I would be coordinated enough for dynamic movements such as power cleans or overhead presses, but with some awesome coaches, I can now do them! I’ve also gotten better at jump roping despite my incoordination (thanks Coach Roman!).
What is a goal you have set for yourself in the next 6 months? I want to start prepping freezer meals for the days where I don’t want to cook instead of eating TV dinners.
What is your favorite enduraLAB event or program? Hell Week was really fun.
What advice would you have for a new person starting at enduraLAB? Don’t compare yourself to the other athletes. Friendly competition can be fun and helpful but don’t beat yourself up if you’re the last to finish or can’t lift as much. Easier said than done, but remember that by going to the class, you’re beating out the 95% of Americans who aren’t getting at least 30 min of physical activity that day (HHS.gov).
Favorite cheat meal/restaurant in D/FW? Salmon roe sushi and ramen from Tokyo Café.
Current read / podcast? I love Ologies with Alie Ward. Fun podcast with interviews with specialists in various fields.
Pump up song? “Remember the Name” by Fort Minor
Any final words or thoughts? enduraLAB has saved my sanity through virtual medical school. Joining enduraLAB was one of my 2020 highlights. Yes, joining takes time, money, and sore muscles, but it is well worth it.