Our #MemberCrushMonday is on a newly-wed member, Madison (Fischer) Filuk! She joined Chuckwalla with her new hubby Ben this November.
Here is her story!
"I'm 24 years old and live with my husband, Ben, in Phoenix. I'm originally from Texas but have lived in Arizona since I was nine! In 2017, I graduated from ASU with my Bachelor's in Health Education and Health Promotion and minor in Nutrition and Healthy Living. However, I actually now work in Human Resources for an electrical contractor!
I have been interested in health and wellness since high school and was always trying something new, whether it be running, yoga, circuit training, etc - but I got bored quickly and never really stuck with anything long-term. If I'm being honest, I always said that CrossFit was one of those things that I would "never" do. I was absolutely positive that there was no way that I would be able to do it. My mindset (slowly) started to change and I decided to give it a try. It really only took one class to get me hooked - I loved the community and that the workouts can be scaled to every level. I love the physical and mental challenges that CrossFit brings. I also love that I don't have to plan anything for my workouts - I just show up and do it! My favorite lift is currently the snatch. I work on it every week in Barbell Club and it seems like there is always something new to learn! I still feel very new to lifting and CrossFit in general. I have lots of room for improvement but I can definitely feel myself getting stronger!
Outside of CrossFit, I like hiking and being outside. I am actually hoping to do two fairly large hikes this year, one of which is the Grand Canyon rim to rim hike! Sort of a fun fact: Ben and I actually had our (very small) wedding ceremony on a hiking trail in Sedona! I also love food and wine, and I have a growing obsession with house plants!"