The Shipyard Strength & Conditioning

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      Do not fear going forward slowly; fear only to stand still.~ Chinese proverb

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Athlete Spotlight
Tessa King

Get to know our Athlete in the spotlight! 

Age? 21
Married? Nope!
Kids? Nope! 
Technically, I do not have a job. I am a full time student with Coos Bay Fire so I work there and in exchange they help with room and board. Which is cool because I get a lot of  hands on training while I'm in EMT school.    
When and why did you start at The Shipyard? 
I started in March of 2014, I started because I was not enjoying basketball anymore and I needed another sport to get into. I saw a video of CrossFit on Youtube and I was like "that looks tough, I bet its fun though," and I've been hooked ever since.  
What were your first thoughts when starting OnRamp?   
I remember thinking like " how the heck do people make this look so easy, I have so much work to do"
What do you feel has been your greatest area of growth since starting? 
I think that I have had more of a mental growth. Going from dreading workouts, especially cardio ones, to eh, I would not say loving them but not dreading them either.
What has surprised you about your time at The Shipyard?  I think what has surprised me the most is how I think of fitness because its about what I can do and not what I look like. Its pretty cool when I set a goal I didn't think I would be able to achieve then unexpectedly achieving it. Its a good kind of a surprise.   
Who inspires you (in or out of the box)?   I think everyone can inspire me, it is especially fun when we have PR days or when we redo a workout and people are beating there previous scores. It always helps me when I'm not motivated to be like, "okay they worked hard to beat there score, so I can do the same."
Any personal goals for 2018? 
I think my biggest goal for 2018 is to focus on my nutrition more, oh and cardio, I need more of that too. 

Coaches note: Tess' quiet persistence almost flies under the radar which is the big reason it's taken so long to showcase her! When she first joined The Shipyard, she was fresh out of high school and quiet as a church mouse; still it never took much to get that gorgeous smile out of her. Over the years she has come and gone, taking time to explore the world a little, yet she's always returned (which we are thankful for!) Today she's a helluva athlete, still kind of quiet, always hard working, and still shares that smile with us on the daily :) While we'll always support her if she leaves again for bigger things, we'll always hope she comes back to stay.   

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