Thrive Hero of the Month September 2016

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Brenna Vanderheyden

1. Tell us a little about yourself (age, job, hobbies?)

My name is Brenna. I’m 18 years old. I sell insurance for Farmer’s and I manage the office. My hobbies include lifting weights, eating, writing, and drinking coffee. 

2. What Initially lead you to Thrive Athletics?

I was never able to stick with working out consistently so I figured the training aspect of Thrive would be good for me because I needed someone to hold me accountable. Then, I saw on Facebook that Thrive was doing a free session so I took advantage of that and I just got sucked in, I guess.

3. What motivates you to keep going?

My gains motivate me to keep going. Nothing is better than having someone say, “God, Brenna, your shoulders are massive!” or equally as dope, “Brenna, you could crush someone’s head with your thighs.”

4. What’s your favorite exercise?

I love to squat and bench, but honestly anything upper body makes me happy. Clean and jerk is pretty amazing, too. I don’t know, don’t make me pick D:

5. How would you describe your experience at Thrive to someone new?

I think the most important part about Thrive is the family aspect. Everyone is supportive of each other. You are never afraid to go to the gym and look like an idiot because everyone there appreciates when you look like an idiot, whether you’re dancing to go get some water or you’re Stephen and beatboxing along with dubstep. We all just appreciate each other’s company and get strong doing so.

6. What’s your favorite movie?

My favorite movie is As Above, So Below or The Little Mermaid or Sleepless in Seattle.

7. Tell us something about you that is not common knowledge. (Funny incident, or experience, etc…)

I guess the only thing that people don’t really know about me is that my goal in life is to be a successful writer, like poet laureate shit. I want to change the world with my art.

       

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