Izabella Atanacio - June 2017 Athlete of the Month

Nick Pritchett
July 13, 2017

Tell us a little about yourself.

My name is Izabella Atanacio, I have 3 brothers 1 sister, I am 24 years old. I am the Business Office Assistant at The Grand Ronde Health and Wellness Center.

How did you hear about CrossFit and why did you start?

One Of my closest friends (more like a sister to me) Alicia Selwyn had joined and she talked about it constantly. She kept telling me to join, and at first I was hesitant and scared, Thinking I would never be good enough to join a REAL crossfit gym, BUT, I took the leap and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. All my fears have turned into goals.

How has CrossFit changed your life?

Joining Cherry City Crossfit has impacted my life in so many good ways. I have gained such a strong and loyal support system through my crossfit family. I no longer tell myself I can’t. It’s like having a second family, full of people who truly care and support you every step of the way(especially when it gets hard).

What have you accomplished, that you couldn't before, because of CrossFit?

I am proud to say that I completed my first partner competition on july 8th and that’s something I NEVER would have imagined doing!

Tell us one goal or P.R. you would like to accomplish through CrossFit.

That’s hard to say. I would really like to improve on my gymnastic skills as a whole. Partly because I don’t really have any haha

What is your favorite part of Cherry City CrossFit?

I love the family atmosphere. The love and kindness and support that you feel the moment you set foot in the box.

What is your favorite CrossFit movement?

My favorite movement would have to be Clean and Jerk or Snatch, I can’t decide.

What is your LEAST favorite CrossFit movement?

Handstands, bleh.

Why do you fight? What pushes or motivate you?

I fight for my mental and physical  health. For my son and for my family.

Nick Pritchett
Technology Director