Congratulations Brooke Duea, our spotlight athlete for July. Get to know Brooke.
Hi, I’m Brooke. I have a passion for working out and seeing how far my body will allow me to push it. I have a loving and supporting boyfriend; Patrick, one fur baby (Marley), and welcoming a new fur baby in August. If I’m not working out or working you can find me laying by our pool with friends.
1. When did you start your fitness journey?
I have been active my whole life, being involved in sports through high school and college. After college, I got into Beachbody workouts; which are great! I just always knew I wanted to push harder and find more of a challenge, but had a hard time stepping outside my comfort zone. The Rueter’s finally convinced me to come to a redbird class in July of 2018 and I have been hooked ever since.
2. What was your first WOD at Redbird or your favorite WOD?
I do not remember exactly what my first WOD was, but I would have to say one of my favorites is Murph. I love the challenge.
3. What do you do for a living?
I work full time as a Dental Assistant and part time as an X-ray tech at Memorial Hospital.
4. What are your favorite fitness movements and why?
My favorite CrossFit movements would have to be Hang Cleans, and any type of Overhead press; push press, push jerks, etc. I also love some good cardio and burpees! 😜
5. What is your biggest accomplishment at the gym since joining Redbird?
I have had so many accomplishments through my CrossFit journey. I have never had upper body strength so getting new PRs on overhead movements and chest to bars is so exciting for me. I love the support and encouragement from everyone at Redbird. It’s definitely what I look forward to each day.
6. What’s something we don’t know about you?
I grew up in a small town in Iowa. I moved to Illinois in 2011, and Jacksonville in 2017. I played soccer through college and am an avid football fan, especially when it comes to the Iowa Hawkeyes.
7. What superpower would you want to possess and why?
I would love to be able to fly. I could get places much quicker and wouldn’t have to be these high gas prices 😆. The views would also be incredible.