Ashley Travalent Featured Athlete of November 2018

Coachable | Hardworking | Positive

These are the attributes that we look for in our athletes. Each month we like to Feature an athlete who exemplifies these core values.
Ashley is super consistent and always encourages others. She works really hard and is fun to hang out with and brings a super positive energy to the gym.

Thank you so much Ashley for being part of the foundation of The Hill, and for bearing with Scanny’s 90’s playlists.
Without athletes like you we would not have the awesome community that we know and love.

How long have you been working out at The Hill? 3 years.

What would your dream workout be? Running, hang power cleans, sit ups, push jerks.

What would you say to someone thinking about starting CrossFit? You don’t have to be an elite athlete to do it! CrossFit is infinitely scale-able for every person.

How is The Hill different than other gyms you’ve been to? The coaches here are dedicated to improving their skill set so they can pass those skills along to us. Whether it’s Bri with nutrition certification or Mindy with gymnastics, our coaches are driven to learn more – I love that!

What were some of the challenges you were having before you started at CrossFit Memorial Hill? My form before finding the Hill was awful! Fortunately the coaches here are all about integrity of movement, so I’ve been improving ever since.

How have you seen those challenges improve since joining The Hill?  Now that the mechanics of my movement are better I’ve been able to increase my intensity during the workouts.

How do you make working out fit into your busy schedule? When I was working full time I went to the 6 am class. I knew I would talk myself out of going to a later class, so getting in the gym early and getting it done was a priority for me.

What are some of your goals in or out of the gym? Personal Records or achievements that your proud of? I finally PR’d my back squat after 2 years of trying. ?

What keeps you coming back? And where do you find your motivation when the workout looks difficult? The coaches and the people keep me coming back. Our gym is d-bag free. I have to admit that when the workout looks difficult I think maybe I’ll take a “rest day”. Then I remember that I didn’t die during the last difficult workout so I probably won’t die during this one either. It also helps to know I won’t be suffering alone – we’re all in it together.

Anything else you would like to share with our #fitfam? I super duper love the Hill! And I love how inclusive our gym is. Between Legends, Build and adaptive athletes, we’ve got something for everyone. ❤️?????