Member Spotlight: Mel L.

Tell us about yourself Mel!

Hi!  I’m Melanie!  I’ve been a member since Jan 2020.  I’ve been a full time firefighter for 10 years, a Mom for 13 and a daughter for 20 (that’s believable right?!) 

I started CrossFit 12 years ago because I thought it would help me get in shape for firefighting.  It wasn’t long before I fell in love with the community and totally immersed myself, I started coaching and even competing.  But then life gets in the way and I seemed to fall out of love with it…until Alchemy!  My parents started at Alchemy and really pushed for me to give it a try.  They raved about Broder, Duncan and everyone at the gym.  They gifted me a 1 month pass and I never left.  I have since brought my daughter on board so it truly is a family affair!

What has changed in your life since starting with us?

Since joining Alchemy the biggest change I’ve noticed is my commitment.  They make it really easy to show up, because they make it fun. This commitment keeps moving me toward my goals of getting stronger and improving my mobility 

Perfect workout?

My perfect workout would include 2 things: a 1 Rep Max lift and rest. 

What do you do for fun outside of the gym?

When I’m not at the gym, my favourite thing to do is head to Turkey Point and hit the mountain bike trails with my Mini.

Where is the place to go for a meal in Brantford?

My favourite Brantford place to go would have to be Holiday Linn, (owned by my parents Stew and Dianne) It’s a very exclusive place, cheap beer, good food, great patio!  Second favourite place would have to be Chucks Roadhouse.

Closing thoughts?

I love the atmosphere of the gym.  I love seeing my 7am crew.  The coaches are great and always welcome you with a smile.  I especially love how you guys really kept us active during lockdown.  Whether it was running across the world, climbing the Eiffel Tower or zoom classes.  Alchemy kept me sane during 2021!

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