July 2017

Detty has been a member since our 21 for $21 program and has taken advantage of a lot of what OCF has to offer.  Detty has stepped out of her comfort zone and has grown completely as an athlete and individual.  

She is a regular 5:15 am #dawnpatrol member and her dedication has not wavered since she became part of the morning mamacitas crew!

Detty has taken part in the Lifestyle Nutrition program where she saw great success with losing weight, feeling better, and performing better in the gym.  She also took a big leap by signing up for the In-House Competition where her team got second place!  

We love seeing her smiling face in the morning and she always brings positive energy to have around.  Congratulations Detty, well deserved!

Get to know Detty!

1. When did you start CrossFit and why?
I started with the 21 for 21 group last September. I had seen how O’Hare CrossFit member motivated each other in the Trek for Rec 5k at Leyden Township in previous years and it made an impact on how they helped each other out throughout the race.

2. What time of day do you come in?
I usually come early in the morning, Dawn Patrol at 5:15 am.

3. What is one type of movement you hate and one you love?
I still dislike box jumps. I’ve working on getting over the hurdle of thinking about the movement and just getting it done. I love back squats, and deadlifts.

4. Any big goal(s) set for the next year?
A baby goal is climbing the rope and a bigger goal is strict pull up. And continue to improve and become a better athlete.

5. Name an athlete that inspires you and why.  (Does not have to be a CrossFitter)
Growing up I didn’t get to be inspired by women athletes, especially in my community it’s mostly driven by men. I hope these changes in the near years. I do get inspired by my peers and member of the gym who get better and better.

6. Tell us one fun fact about you.
I’m in the board for Thunder Soccer in Franklin Park and I sometimes coach. I like helping motivate kids in the area and helping them reach their potential. Grades from pre-k through 8th grade.

7. You were left on a deserted island.  What one food and thing (i.e. book, music player, etc…) would you want to be left with you?
I will take unlimited amount of tacos and boom box to keep me entertained since I can either dance or sing.

8. How has CrossFit helped you in sports? Life?
CrossFit has helped be more confident in all aspects of my life.

9. How have workouts changed for you over the years?
I have always workout at gyms on my own. I noticed my routines would be repetitive and I would work the same muscles. And I would often get bored. I also would try to get a friend with me to join the gym but often my friends would not continue. I would also hit plateaus and it was frustrating. At OCF, I have built relations with people to motivate and encourage each other. Now, I recently did the 3-month nutrition challenge and I learn a lot, I lost 20 pounds and my body-fat percentage went down. My body feels stronger and I will continue to work with my nutrition and practice the skills learn from the program.

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