Athlete Spotlight

This page will feature an athlete at Bixler Boot Camp. Each month a survey is sent out to a designated athlete in the hopes that we can learn a little bit more about each other and continue to build the relationships in our fitness community!

Friday, April 03, 2020

Friday, April 07, 2017

Becca 7:38pm
Tell us a little about yourself and life before BBC.
I was born and raised in Inwood, left for college and came back and bought a house last year. I work for the City of Canton as their administrative assistant and have a part-time job as a sales rep for Faini Designs Jewelry Studio. I recently got engaged and am planning a wedding for next August. Before BBC I had dabbled in a few different programs but never stuck to anything. I didn’t eat very well – pretty much whatever was in front of me.  I finally decided I was done with feeling the way I did and joined BBC. It has been the best decision I’ve made!
First WOD and when did you start BBC.
I started BBC for the first time in June 2015, but wasn’t fully committed.  I came back in November 2015 with goals to 100% commit myself to becoming healthier.  My first WOD was something to do with lunges, I remember not being able to walk normal the next day.

My thoughts during the first month of training?
I’ve officially gone crazy, I’m waking up at the butt crack of dawn to go make my body hurt. The feeling after a workout is so worth it though!  I was also really amazed at what my body could do when I pushed myself.
My biggest accomplishment so far?
So far my biggest accomplishment is cutting almost a whole minute off of my mile time and not feeling completely winded after going up stairs  
Favorite WOD?
Anything with weights paired with running.
Short and long term Goals?
Short term goal for me right now is to get an unassisted pull up and be able to do more push-ups in a row.   Long term goal is to complete more of the workouts RX’d and to become more of a long-distance runner.
Advice for someone just starting out?
Don’t give up, you will be amazed by what your body can actually do.
How has BBC changed my level of fitness and life style?
I am much more active now that I have ever been. I am more conscious of the decisions of what I’m putting into my body.  BBC has given me confidence to do things (and wear things) that I never would have done before.
Favorite movement? Least favorite movement?
Favorites of mine include the push or bench press, KB swings and handstand pushups.  I really don’t care for wall balls, thrusters or sumo deadlifts.

My profession? How has BBC improved your ability to do your job?
My full-time job is very sedentary – I find myself now making an effort to get up and move around more and also drinking more water during the day.
Fun Fact?
I enjoy going to country music concerts, dancing, Netflix and Coors Light.

Becca 7:39pm

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Becca 8:03pm

Becca 8:03pm
#1  Been Married to my high school sweetheart Mike for just about 30 years!
We have 3 great kids-Al & his wife Alyssa live near Tyler MN and they have a cute busy little 1 year old son Ely-who is our 1st Grandchild Our daughter Erika lives in Rock Valley and our youngest son Jake is attending the University of Iowa. So we are now officially “empty nesters”   We also have 3 grand “dogs” Lily, Leonard and Koda.
I am the office manager for Farm Country Trader/CarTruckTrader in Inwood.
Before BBC –I would walk on the treadmill or on the gravel roads-but that was pretty much it for exercise. I had no idea what a burpee was and was not impressed at all when we had to do 20 or more in a workout.

I started BBC January 2016 not sure what the 1st workout was-but I dang near died.

At first I was nervous and had no idea what I was doing-but every time it kept getting better. Everyone was so supportive and would laugh right along with me when I had no idea what I was doing.

Completing the 1 mile run without stopping! I had never “jogged” a mile EVER so that was a huge accomplishment. I have also lost  25+ pounds since joining BBC  : )

#5 Favorite workouts are when we do a variety of stations for 1 minute at a time. Although sometimes I think Becca makes the minutes a lot longer than a minute!

Short & Long Term Goals are the same: Continue with bootcamp and keep a good attitude about exercise and eating better

Come and give it a try! I was so scared and really had no idea what I was doing-but Becca can adjust the workouts to work for you!  

I am stronger and healthier –and feel better too.

Favorite: Kettle Bell Swings
Least: burpees, walking lunges & jumping rope  (I guess that's 3)

I have more energy and enjoy my walk to the Post Office each day to get the mail.

I enjoy cooking, shopping and spending time with family & friends. Mike and I would still say our favorite date night would be cruising gravels in the jeep.  : )

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Becca 7:42pm

Becca 7:42pm
Tell us a little about yourself and life before BBC.

Let see, I have been married to my wonderful husband, Ethan for 8 years now. We have 4 great kids,

Bryce, Thomas, Luke, and Addison and we have owned our own business for almost 3 years now. I get

to stay at home with the kids and do the books for the business so I stay pretty busy throughout the

days. Before I started BBC, I considered myself to be a fairly fit person, I learned to enjoy running and

walking with the kids, which I did often. I love to cook, and one of my favorite places to be is in my

garden, which I am very proud of.

First WOD and when did you start BBC.

My very first WOD was in August of 2015, and I’m not sure what it was, but I know I didn’t come back

for a couple months – I was so sore and didn’t feel comfortable at all in the weight room, so I didn’t go

back! Aletha talked me back into giving it a try in October of 2015, and I think we did the Bear

Complex – again sore for days!

My thoughts during the first month of training?

I really didn’t not enjoy the first few weeks of Boot Camp. It was only because Aletha enjoyed it and

wanted me to stick it out with her that I stayed. I felt uncomfortable and uncorrdinated, and had no

clue as to what I was doing. I was sore all the time and couldn’t understand why I kept going back.

My biggest accomplishment so far?

That I stayed with BBC!! I couldn’t imagine not being a part of it now. I have confidence doing work

outs and encouraging others in doing them as well. Also that I was able to run a mile in under 7:30

minutes, I would have never dreamed of being able to do that before boot camp.

Favorite WOD?

I like all the WODs that are short and intense! Especially those that are cardio packed!! Those would

be my favorite!

Short and long term Goals?

Short term goal, be able to do a pull-up with no band! I am continually trying to get that

accomplished! Long term goal, to continue with BBC and maintaining a constant healthier lifestyle.

Advice for someone just starting out?

Hang in there, we all started once and, no matter how uncomfortable or sore you may feel, we have

all been there. The BBC athletes really are here to support everyone who wants to join! And if you

are not into it for the first while – give it a fair shot, if I hadn’t stuck it out, I wouldn’t be as proud of

myself in my day to day activities as I sometimes feel!

How has BBC changed my level of fitness and life style?

I definitely feel much stronger in all areas of my life, playing with my kids, doing the yard work,

working out, etc.

Least favorite movement?

My least favorite movements would be anything with really heavy weights that have to go over my

head. I struggle doing those and I think that’s probably why I don’t enjoy them.

My profession? How has BBC improved your ability to do your job?

I have more energy during the day with the kids, and can do about anything they want me to do with


Fun Fact?

I really really enjoy scrapbooking, but haven’t been able to do that in while. Someday soon I hope to

get started on getting caught up! I also enjoy hunting with Ethan and have gone with him almost

every year that we have been together!

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