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December Athlete of the Month: Mandy Patterson

When did you start with Cumming Strength and Fitness? 

October 2014

Favorite Workout?  

Anything with a barbell

Least Favorite Workout?  

Anything with a lot of cardio

Favorite Movement?

Squat cleans

Least favorite Movement?

Thrusters

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

My husband, Scott, and I were just blessed with out first child in November, Brooks. Our other children include 2 retriever mixes, Toby 8 and Ayla 4. I work for Chubb Insurance as an environmental underwriter.

What were you doing before you joined CS&F?  

My husband tried to get me into olympic weightlifting but I needed more variety in my workouts. As a competitive cheerleader from middle school through college, the gymnastic aspect of Crossfit really attracted me.

What was the first CD you bought?  

The first one I can remember is NSYNC. I am not into keeping up the the changing technology so, yes, I do still buy CDs! 🙂

Favorite Cheat meal? 

Pizza rolls and Not Your Fathers rootbeer (annual birthday meal)

What were your goals when joining CS&F and have you achieved them?

Getting back into shape from my college days. Between the workouts and working with Rachel on nutrition, I achieved the best shape of my life.

Do you have any other special memories/ achievements during your time here?  

The community is incredible. I did not expect to gain so many wonderful friends and relationships. Scott and I truly feel like we are part of a wonderful family.

What advice would you give to a newbie just joining Cumming Strength and Fitness?   

There is a learning curve for everyone starting out. Focus on your strengths and weaknesses and not on what others can do. Modify when necessary. You will be amazed by what you will be able to accomplish with time and guidance by the wonderful CS&F staff.

Something you might not know about me is?  

I am crazy about holidays – especially Christmas. I have our house decorated by the first week of November and every square inch is covered. I am part of a large family with 3 brothers and 4 nephews so Christmas for me is filled with crazy fun memories. This year is extra special being able to be at home with our new bundle of joy.

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