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Athlete Profile: Alia

By Sean | In Athlete Profiles | on December 6, 2010

Started CrossFit: June 2010 at Intrepid, but began earlier in the Bay Area
Fave WOD: Annie, Ivan the Terrible, & workouts with situps
Least Fave WOD/Movements: Anything with running, box jumps, or running (not a typo)
Fave Movements: Situps, Burpees, Deadlift
Accomplishments She’s Proud Of: Pullups without bands on good days, getting 120 lbs overhead in her clean & jerk, and passing the physical aptitude portion of the firefighter test
Goals: Compete in the CrossFit games, bench press her bodyweight, and get sexy shoulders :)

Alia started with us back in June hoping to improve her work capacity and finally pass her firefighter test.  She had difficulty with the dummy drag portion of the test and we immediately thought we could help her get past her goat.  Since then, Alia’s been one of Intrepid’s most dedicated athletes both in and out of the box.  Besides pushing our other ladies out of their comfort zones with her workout performances, she’s the resident photographer (responsible for just about all the pictures you see on Facebook and this site), she’s a talented Paleo chef whipping up goodies on the regular, and has helped us work on the gym’s new logo (still a work in progress).  She also selflessly stepped up and volunteered at the Aug NLP so our group of athletes could compete.  It’s been tumultuous at times for Alia but her positive attitude and desire to be her best has helped her through those tough times.  Alia’s a regular at the 6:30am class but says she is by no means a morning person and would sleep in to noon if she could.  I’ve also been intrigued by her when she says she truly despises running and yet she has run 2 or 3 half-to-full marathons in the short time I’ve known her.  I’ve had the honor to coach Alia in the mornings and witness her amazing progress first-hand!  She’s starting to tap into her true potential and we’re hoping for another great year from her.  Happy birthday Alia, we can’t thank you enough for all the ways you’ve helped Intrepid.


WOD 12.06.10

Front Squat 3×3 (@65-75% of last workset)
“Fran”
21-15-9
Thrusters
Pullups

24 Comments to "Athlete Profile: Alia"

  • melissa says:

    December 6, 2010 at 6:41 AM -

    happy birthday, alia!!! every time i come into the gym and see your amazing time completing the day’s WOD, i always add three minutes and then i know about how long i should expect to work. :) you’re amazing, and i hope your birthday is fantastic!

  • Anna says:

    December 6, 2010 at 7:20 AM -

    Happy Birthday Alia! Thanks for always upping the ante for the girls by putting up ridiculous times/weights early in the morning, and trash talking via the whiteboard.

    I’m guessing this wasn’t your idea?!? FRAN!!! Help me!

  • xuan says:

    December 6, 2010 at 7:43 AM -

    Happy bday alia!! Hope u had a fantastic weekend!

  • Jason says:

    December 6, 2010 at 8:21 AM -

    Happy Birthday, Alia!

  • Michael H says:

    December 6, 2010 at 8:33 AM -

    Happy Birfday Alia!! Have an amazing day!

  • Holley says:

    December 6, 2010 at 8:35 AM -

    Happy Birthday Alia!!! Thanks for coming to support us at the competition and for inviting us to your b-day celebration! We had a really good time and you looked beautiful! Have a great day! :)

  • Nick says:

    December 6, 2010 at 8:56 AM -

    Happy Birthday Alia! We are more than grateful for your pics and your unbeatable times!

  • Avelyne says:

    December 6, 2010 at 9:04 AM -

    Happy Birthday to a strong & beautiful badass! Keep up the awesome work chica! I promise to not hold it against you for not showing at any of the AM classes I taught last week. 😉

    Dang…I kinda want to do Fran!

  • Tamme says:

    December 6, 2010 at 9:05 AM -

    Happy Birthday Alia!

    Your rock in the box!!!!!

  • Scott says:

    December 6, 2010 at 9:32 AM -

    Happy Birthday Alia!! You are a true bad ass with a big smile! Love having you in the CFI family.

    1. Marcus says:

      December 6, 2010 at 9:38 AM -

      Happy bday Alia!

  • ChrisG says:

    December 6, 2010 at 9:43 AM -

    Happy Birthday Alia.

  • Pooja says:

    December 6, 2010 at 10:13 AM -

    happy birthday Alia!!!!

  • Becky says:

    December 6, 2010 at 10:25 AM -

    happy birthday sister!!
    Your ass-kicking sure is inspiring.
    have a wonderful day.

  • Jake says:

    December 6, 2010 at 11:02 AM -

    Happy Bday!

  • Brian says:

    December 6, 2010 at 11:14 AM -

    Happy Birthday Alia, Hope you enjoy(ed) Fran!

  • Alia says:

    December 6, 2010 at 11:30 AM -

    Thanks for the Birthday wishes and the kind words. I thoroughly didn’t enjoy Ms. Fran and neither does my sore tongue =P I look forward to stalking . . er. . . staking pictures of everyone later this week. You guys rock!

  • Melina says:

    December 6, 2010 at 11:33 AM -

    Happy birthday Alia!! I’ve missed you lately in the am, you are an awesome person to have in the am class. You encourage me and help me push myself further than I would have otherwise, plus how you blast through the WODs are an inspiration for me.

    Fran?! Man oh man, for the first time I am grateful for schoolwork. I stayed up late last night finishing a paper or else I would have come in this morning. I am so not up for a bazillion pull ups today.

  • Gail says:

    December 6, 2010 at 1:05 PM -

    Happy Birthday to you. Hope you have a great day.

  • ruth says:

    December 6, 2010 at 1:23 PM -

    Alia! Happy happy birthday, chica! You have been such an integral part of the gym, spoiling us with your professional photography, challenging the 7pm Bad Girls to bring their A game, and providing us with nom nom noms of recipes!

    Thank you so much for everything you’ve done for us!!!

  • Stephanie says:

    December 6, 2010 at 4:18 PM -

    Happy Birthday Alia!! I hope you are having a wonderful day. Even though we rarely work out together I always feel like we do via the whiteboard. I miss you when I don’t see your times and numbers and curse you when you i do see them. Thanks for setting the bar.

  • Stephanie says:

    December 6, 2010 at 4:20 PM -

    Oh and BTW . . .
    FRAN!?!?!
    Seriously?
    My shoulders are already dying just thinking about it :(

  • Tamme says:

    December 6, 2010 at 5:00 PM -

    Ok guys everyone knows and respectfully respect that I am the slow poke and grandma of the CFI family.

    You all inspire me soooo much!!!! I want to be strong and achieve PR time like all of you. Where do you think I get my encouragement from?

    I did Fran this morning and it really wasnt that bad at all. I watched Alia and just kept going.

    I don’t give my time as much attentions – as I do my efforts and determination. That’s the beauty of watching all of you!

    Hey, you all can do it! I know you can!!!!!!!!

  • Michelle says:

    December 6, 2010 at 5:20 PM -

    Happy birthday Alia!! I hope you had a great day. Keep kicking butt!

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