Alex is one of our newer members – get to know her better!

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I’m from Oregon (the state), but have kind of been a nomad all over the country (Army). I have two cats, one cat that I take for hikes and he went out on the frozen lake for the first time last weekend. We had a blast. I am a professional student at UWVC and wrapping up in September. I am really enjoying Madison because I think it has a great balance of city amenities and outdoor activities. I love coffee and trying all the fun hole in the wall restaurants.

Why did you choose Recursive?
I chose Recursive because I was looking for the accountability and acceptance that I know Crossfit fosters and I was extremely impressed by Nikole when I had my one-on one “get to know you sesh” and I really enjoyed all the members when I had my first drop-in.

What is your favorite thing about working out at Recursive?
The people, the programming and the space. I know, that’s not a singular favorite, but they all contribute to the overarching aspect that makes working out at Recursive my favorite.

What was the biggest struggle you’ve had the last few months?
I’m coming back from quite a hiatus from Crossfit and a chronic injury and poor quality of mental health. Having lost what you know you were once capable of is frustrating and discouraging, but ultimately what led me through the doors of Recursive to make that change.

What is your biggest accomplishment since starting your commitment to a lifestyle change?
I hope that is yet to come, but for now making that commitment to myself and following through with action and being willing to lean on a brand “new to me” community for that extra nudge and boost for accountability and support.

How has Recursive changed your life?
So far, it has reiterated that while Crossfit is an amazing physical work out, it is also a great community that is like none other and no matter where you find yourself in the world, you know stepping into a box you’ll have that instant camaraderie, because blood, sweat and occasionally tears are the best glue.

What advice do you have for people who are nervous to get started?
Jump in and you’ll never look back. Everybody started exactly where the “new” person is standing and you’ll have a tribe behind you.

What is something else fun you’d like to share about yourself?
I’m dive certified and want to get dry suit certified and do a lake wreck dive before I leave oh and go ice fishing!

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