Power Plant CrossFit is proud to announce
October’s Athlete of the Month –
Let’s learn a little bit more about our awesome athlete!
Tell us about yourself:
I’m Dendy! I’m a Behavior Analyst, Perfectionist, Extroverted Introvert, Breast Cancer Survivor, Teenager at Heart, and Open Book. I love to laugh, watch movies, listen to music, dance, cook, bake, and spend time with people I love. I started CrossFit in 2019 – the same month I started chemotherapy – and it saved my life. Probably not literally – but the workouts made me mentally and physically stronger, while the community strengthened and encouraged me more than they’ll ever know. There’s a reason people who CrossFit never shut up about CrossFit, and for me, it’s all about the community and embracing the suck together.
What is your favorite thing to do OUTSIDE of the gym?
I have a wicked sweet tooth so I love to bake. I also love to cook too. Creating something delicious and sharing it with the people I care about is one of my favorite things ever. It’s my love language.
What’s your favorite workout and/or movement:
Deadlifts, Power Cleans, DB Snatches, and Burpees
How does fitness help you in your every day life:
My job can sometimes be really physically demanding. Working on my strength and endurance has helped me stay active and engaged with my work kiddos and still have the energy to come home and be present for my own kids.
Why is coming to the gym important to you?
The gym is really the only place where all the demands on my time and energy are placed by me, and no one else. I can shake off the stress of the day, clear my head, and improve myself all at the same time.
What you love about the PPCF community?
My favorite thing about the PPCF community is how supportive and accepting everyone is! There’s no judgement, no criticism – everyone is welcome no matter what.