Member of the Month – Alli Metz

Congrats to Alli our latest member of the month! She has been crushing it since joining last year. She gets after the workouts, keeps getting better, and always has a big smile on her face. It’s awesome having you at the gym Alli!

Big thanks to Rattlesnake Market and Cafe for sponsoring our member of the month!

Here is what Alli had to say:

I am from Butte, MT and have been in Missoula for a little over 4 years. I currently work at the University as a Budget Analyst. I love to get outside as much as I can and love to hang out with my friends.
Before I joined 5 Valleys, I was going to the Rec Center on campus. I was doing that for 4 years while I was in school and was extremely bored. I started to plateau and knew that I needed something new.
My biggest challenge prior to joining was being comfortable with weight lifting. This is one of the things that initially drew me to CrossFit. You see people throwing around the barbell and not being scared to fail reps, it’s freaking awesome.
Because I wasn’t comfortable with weight lifting, I did the same few movements that I was comfortable with at the gym. It made me feel bored and as if I wasn’t improving.
After joining, I immediately felt more comfortable with weight lifting. Everyone was extremely welcoming and helped me feel comfortable with movements.
The biggest results was a change in my mood, energy level, and confidence. I noticed right away that I was more energetic, happier and my confidence both in and outside of the gym increased significantly.
If you are on the fence about joining just go for it! It is intimidating at first, but 5 Valleys is the most welcoming and fun environment to be in.

Anything else to add?

I have SO much more to add but I will shorten it. 5 Valleys is one of my most favorite places to spend time at. Not only is it a place to challenge and push myself every single day but it has also given me some of my best friends. The workouts are what brought me to CrossFit but the people are the reason I stayed. Such an AMAZING place to be a part of!