July Athlete of the Month: Doreen Benisek

When did you start with Cumming Strength and Fitness? 

I believe it was May 2014.

Favorite Workout?  

I actually don’t have one! Love it all!

Least Favorite Workout?  

It would have to be whatever has push-ups of any kind!

Favorite Movement?

Thrusters baby!!!!

Least favorite Movement?

Push ups!!! I have a shoulder injury from 10 years ago but I’m building muscles up around it and it’s getting better!

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I have married my high school boyfriend and we have been together for 30 years. We will be married 23 of them in July! I have three children 19, 14, and 12. I have a dog who is a Maltese and he is the baby of the family. We moved to Georgia 10 years ago. We have moved around loads but I can say Georgia is now our home! I was a secretary for an accounting firm up until I had our first child. Now I’m pretty busy being caretaker, cook, maid etc. I also teach Sunday school at our church. I was pretty athletic as a child and I always worked out.

What were you doing before you joined CS&F?  

I actually was working out by myself in my basement. That was getting very boring!

What was the first CD you bought?  

I’m not sure if it was Mariah Carey or Madonna…I think Boston was my first cassette tape though!

Favorite Cheat meal? 

Its gotta be gluten free pizza and red wine!!!!

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

My goals are eating right with higher endurance and I still am getting better at this! I want to try and workout as much as I can and this has been achieved!

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

After 3 years I can finally box jump, do at least a few double-unders in a row and do push ups properly on a box, which I couldn’t do any correctly due to my injury! I love seeing my 14 year old work out here!

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

My advice is do what you can but never give up!!! Listen to the wonderful coaches and learn from your mistakes.

Something you might not know about me is?  

We used to live in Europe (Switzerland). We travel abroad every year. I hate flying too!!!! I love to cook!

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