Membership Appreciation-Alaina Tanis
How did you hear about CCF?
I heard about CCF from a friend from my gym back at home (Hilton Head, SC) who dropped in here this past summer. She told me that it was huge box and the staff was very nice! It’s also pretty close to campus!
Give us a little background about yourself.
I am a freshman here at USC and I’m majoring in nursing. I plan on going into pediatrics because I love kids! I started crossfit back at home in April 2014 and I’ve been hooked ever since. I did it all over summer and I didn’t want to stop when I came to school up here so I’m very happy that I found Carolina Crossfit! (I also have no athletic background besides crossfit).
What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?
One thing that most people don’t know about me is that I’m a huge science nerd! I always loved science class, especially anatomy, biology, and chemistry, and I love learning new science or medical related things! I also enjoy reading new scientific journals/articles when they come out. (I know, I know, I’m weird).
Tell us about your most memorable workout from CCF along with your greatest accomplishment thus far.
So far my most memorable workout was Fran. I remember it was the first time I RX’ed Fran and I was the only girl with like 4 super strong guys doing it so I felt pressure to do it fast. I was the last one done of course, but it was the worst 6 minutes and 56 seconds of my life! My greatest accomplishment so far here was when PR’ed my deadlift at 210#, which isn’t that big for many others, but I was just happy to be in the 200 club!
What would you tell someone who is interested in Training with CCF?
I would tell someone interested in joining CCF that they absolutely should because its awesome!! Everyone here is really nice and welcoming and the staff is very well-trained and really do want to help you be better and improve! It’s also fun because you meet a lot of cool people and is a great way to make some friends!!