Strength & Conditioning
Banded Glute Activation
Altitude Drops 4×8
DB Side Bend 4×10 ea.
“The Pepe” x30s On: 30s Off
Ball Slam to Burpee MB Sit-up
Melanie is our BlackBox Member of the Month for January. She is one of our weightlifters and we love see her consistency at the gym and enthusiasm for the sport. We took a few minutes to ask her some questions so everyone can get to know her a little better.
Where do you hail from and what do you like about Fort Worth?
I moved here from Houston in April 2016. I like the people I’ve met here in Fort Worth and the small-town-big-city vibe. I love it.
What brought you to Black Box and how long have you been here?
I wanted to get more serious about training in Olympic weightlifting. I’ve been here since May of 2016.
Tell us a little about your furry friends.
I have a cat named Annabell whom I adopted from the shelter that I work with. She is crazy. Her hobbies include waking me up at 3am and trying to chew my earrings out of my ears. True story. But she’s very sweet and loves to snuggle, she’s just a bit coo coo for cocoapuffs. I also have a dog, Bourbon. He is a mini Australian shepherd and he is the love of my life. He loves everyone and has the best personality of any guy I’ve ever met.
In your free time (and when you’re not lifting massive weights on the platform), what do you enjoy doing?
I am involved in my church and serve in their children’s ministry with the 3-4 year old nuggets, and I also really enjoy getting out and taking my dog for long walks along the Trinity River. Also spending time with teammates and church friends.
What is your favorite thing about weightlifting?
The camaraderie of the team and the process of self betterment.
Name five things you love and can’t live without.
Water. Bourbon & Annabell (the dog & cat), good friends, family, and chocolate chip cookie dough.
What is your dream vacation?
I would love to go to Ireland and see all the sights there are to see there.
Do you have any fitness or competition goals?
I would love to compete nationally one day. That’s my goal.
We don't Twit much, we're more partial to FB (cause we're old people). But hey, followers! Sup? Come lift heavy stuff...
@MitchHeaslip Hi Mitch, we don't coach powerlifting, but we're real good at turning powerlifters into weightlifters...
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