December Athlete of the Month

Hannah Leander

We have had the pleasure of watching Hannah grow up at CrossFit St. Charles. She has grown into an amazing young woman. Hannah brings sunshine to every class, she works hard and always has a smile. We are all super proud of Hannah and look forward to watching her continued growth and progress!

Tell us a little bit about yourself
As most of you know. I’m the favorite daughter of my parents, Coach Jen and Coach Alex. I have grown up in this gym since my parents started back in 2008. I am 22 years old still figuring life out! 

What made you start CrossFit and what has kept you doing it?
Growing up in the gym for the past 15 years has always made it part of my life.

Has your motivation changed since you first started?
Since I have been around so long, my motivation has fluctuated. The past couple years it has been at an all time high.

What have you learned since joining the CrossFit St. Charles family?
I’ve learned the importance of health and fitness no matter your age or ability.

What is your favorite movement?
Definitely a power clean/snatch kind of girl!

What impact has CF had on you outside of the gym?
Again, overall healthy habits. Helps me stay in a routine and stay accountable with myself.

What is your next CrossFit goal and how close are you to reaching it?
I would love to get my bar muscle up. Am I close? Let’s just say I need to use bands.

What’s something we might not know about you?
I was born in Germany and did competitive gymnastics for about 9 years.

What advice might you give to someone who is considering joining CFSTC or is new to the gym?
Just go for it. No matter how experienced you are, just get in and move your body

What is the Hannah Motto?
Be a bad ass with a good ass

If you could write your own WOD, what would it look like?
Power cleans
Handstand walks
Dumbbell snatches

What are two of your favorite songs?
Anything Pitbull or Rap

Fill in the Blank

I like… sleeping

Favorite meal is…anything pasta

I want… to go to Hawaii

I am…stubborn 🙂  

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