My 7am Trifecta

I’m taking advantage of this blog post to brag about 3 phenomenal women that are members of our Norcal family.  Anne Yates, Heather Senske, and Mary Ann Bachus are 3 of the most positive, hard working, enthusiastic people I know.  You may recognize them from taking classes with them (typically the morning crew).  But, I am lucky enough to be greeted by their smiling faces every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 7am for our private training sessions…what a great way to start your day, let me tell you!  If you don’t know these ladies, please take time to introduce yourself to them next time you see them in the gym…your day will be better because of it! :)

Here is a bit more about each of them.

 

Anne Yates:

How long have you been training at Norcal SC?
I started with Robb and Nicki in the the old gym in 2008 and took a year off in 2009. But started working with Natalie in the fall of 2010 and have been at Norcal ever since. 
What is your favorite movement?  Least favorite?
My favorite movement are squats, weighted or unweighted. My least favorite are pull-ups.
What achievement at the gym are you most proud?
Right now I have two achievements that I am most proud, climbing to the top of the rope and getting faster on the rower.
What is your current performance goal?
 My current performance goal is to do 3 unassisted pull-ups. 

Heather Senske:

How long have you been training at Norcal SC?
After some serious prompting from two special people, I decided to check out Norcal.  I’m a relative newbie and started in October of 2010. I had the pleasure of working with Natalie for the first year and now the honor of Jenny nudging me forward.  Not to mention the other two amazing women I have to chase all over the place each week!  I knew I was in the right place as familiar faces emerged and I reconnected with long time friends.
What is your favorite movement?  Least favorite?
I love kettle bell swings and ball slams….they make me hurt every time.  As far as dislikes…well, I love to run and everything (ha ha ha….), but I have recently discovered ‘man makers’. Now that’s a special movement for sure.
What achievement at the gym are you most proud?
The amazing thing about my Norcal experience is that picking one achievement is practically impossible. Each time I meet a milestone and push past it, I realize that most of my limitations are merely perceived.  Once I approach my trepidation and step through my fears, the possibilities and accomplishments seem to come one after the other ….so I guess being able to say that makes me proud, but more importantly is life changing.
What is your current performance goal?
Someday I am going to do a pull up….and it’s a long way to pull up.  But mostly, continue to gain the comprehensive strength that I’ve established, while at the same time growing the confidence that makes it possible.

Mary Ann Bachus:

How long have you been training at Norcal SC?
 I started 4 years ago with Robb and Nicki in the old gym.
What is your favorite movement?  Least favorite?
My favorite movement is walking lunges (good for knees, butt, flexibility).  My least favorite is the crab walk.
What achievement at the gym are you most proud?
So far I’m most proud of being able to climb the rope.
What is your current performance goal?
My currant performance goal is to be healthy enough to compete in Nationals and World’s Triathlon’s this year and finish in the top 5.  Hopefully being able to do a good run.

4 Comments

  1. These 3 ladies are great! I love them! Good luck reaching your goals ladies!

  2. Great job ladies. Keep Jenny on her toes!

  3. Heather and Mary Ann are bad-ass cyclists too – and they are dearly missed in my morning Spinning class. Though, I must confess, I’d choose Norcal over Spinning any day! Even though I knew about NorCal for a long time, it was Heather’s take on her experience here that convinced me to give it a try (“I am working with this trainer,” she said, “and I am doing all of these new things; I am sore in ways I’ve never though possible”).

  4. Way to go Mom!