Female Athlete of the Month - February
Full Name: Rachel Nicole Hensel
When did you join: Day one
What is your spirt animal: Deep thoughts according to Charles Andrews: “I’d have to say a lizard. Iguana. Maybe it’s the tattoo, but you just have this super sleek look and this low key intimidating thing going on where people want to pet you but still aren’t sure what would happen if they piss you off. Plus they’re cool AF. That or a crocodile or alligator...anything that’s reptilian. I’m going iguana. Wait nope...Gecko.”
BIggest Motivation: Being able to see what I’ve overcome in my past, and knowing that if I keep moving forward, I can keep moving forward (if that makes sense).
Favorite quote: “Be messy and complicated and afraid and show up anyways.” - Glennon Doyle Melton
Favorite Workout fuel: cookies- but they tell me I can’t eat those anymore.
Favorite lift: Deadlift or Back Squat
Least favorite lift: Overhead Squats
Favorite workout so far: I’ve got a love/hate relationship going with Wednesday workouts- the EMOMs. I love the mental battle that ensues, but hate the feeling of suffocation and near death.
Athlete of the month goals
Personal: To not become stagnant. I want to keep finding new experiences and growth. Small goals include the basics of drinking more water, getting more sleep, and becoming more organized. Bigger goals include traveling somewhere new once a year, paying off my loans, buying a house, and growing my savings.
Professional: Go back to school to get my nursing degree.
Athletic: To keep moving forward one goal at a time, and never settling for where I am. Currently, my goals are to get a muscle up, and to conquer my fears of the DU and Assault bike. I also plan to run my first full marathon this year and check that off my list.
Why do you choose MC Crossfit? The gym has been a competitive family from day one. It’s a constant group effort to work harder, do more, and be better. The people here are here to put in work, get dirty, and learn. You can’t help but become addicted to that motivation.