January Member of the Month

Name: Leah Dicke

Nickname: None that I’ll admit to

Occupation outside of being a CrossFit champ: Occupational Therapy Assistant and Army medic

Hometown: Goodhue, MN

Favorite workout: The ones where you are dripping sweat and can barely drive home because your arms are shaking.

Favorite Lift: deadlift

Favorite WOD Music: 80’s rock! Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Twisted Sister, Journey, and many more.

Which class do you usually attend? Ladies night, Kettlebell & the grinder.

How did you find out about CrossFit? Some crazy friends and family members of mine told me I should try it.

Did you play sports back in the day? Or was it all smoking butts under the bleachers: Do you consider milking cows and raising chickens a sport? I did play Volleyball, basketball, and softball more for the social aspect than anything.

How has CrossFit changed your life outside of the gym?  I feel more adventurous. I tried indoor rock climbing for the first time and am excited to try more climbing maybe get outside on some real rocks someday. Just in general trying to incorporate more activities in my daily life, getting outside with my friends and family instead of the usual food and drink get-togethers.

What and/or who motivates/inspires you? The people I work out with everyday and the coaches are a huge inspiration. My Army squad is a huge motivation to get and stay strong, I make them do crossfit style workouts with me, I think they like it.

Name one goal/personal achievement you would like to achieve with the gains made through CrossFit? My goal is to do some strict pull ups.

What are your hobbies outside of CrossFit?: I like to be outside hiking, skiing, and gardening,

What’s your favorite aspect of CFCA? THE PEOPLE! The workouts are pretty great too. I like the variety and efficiency of the work outs. You get a better bang for your buck.

CFCA favorite memory? The Crossfit games with my twin Leah H.

Any tips for the new members? Go to as many classes as you can and just have fun. Don’t think about the workouts being too hard just do what you can. You will probably surprise yourself and be able to do more than you thought.

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