When the beautiful Kraken Iceplex opened Dana decided this was her opportunity to become a better figure skater. Well, one shattered wrist and 4 months later she’s back at the gym with us in the mornings!
After moving around a lot as a kid, Dana landed in seattle in 1995 after grad school to take a research position as a biostatistician at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. She has one amazing daughter, Aidan, who is 20 and a junior at Gonzaga. She’s about to begin a semester abroad in Florence and Dana cannot wait to visit her there in October. Dana is also a mom to the sweetest dog ever, Wednesday (pictured with Dana at the gym), who has spent many years coming to the gym with her and Dave (Dana’s husband).
How long have you been a member of GLSC?
9 years. I was bored with my gym workouts and wanted to try something else. I instantly fell in love with the people and the workouts.
How has being a part of the gym benefitted you?
Growing up I had severe asthma so I decided to train as an endurance athlete to build some resiliency in my lungs. I became a competitive runner and USCF-ranked cyclist, and eventually a triathlete. Then about 25 years ago I was diagnosed with lupus, and later, rheumatoid arthritis. Being able to come to the gym and workout with friends gives me such a lift, even when my joints are really flared up and I’m having to modify like crazy. ALSO, I have an incredibly rewarding volunteer gig training teens, thanks to my friend and long time GLSC member and founder of UPower, Martha Mosely.
What is your favorite movement or workout?
Burpees. I’m not at all happy while I’m doing them, but I love their efficiency and the fact that you can do them most anywhere. Perfect travel workout: 100-150 burpees, and then go eat and drink whatever you want 😃
What’s your favorite music or pup up song?
Sofi Tukker, LCD Soundsystem, anything in the EDM genre gets me going.
Thank you for being a part of our community Dana!
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