April Athlete of the Month: Dayna Lowke

What is your full name?
Dayna Lindsay Lowke

Sales at Nordstrom

Words to live by?
“Simplicity is bliss.” AND… “It’s not the most powerful animal that survives, it’s the most efficient.”

What is your fitness background?
I was a competitive gymnast until highschool, then a competitive cheerleader, then a drill team officer in highschool. I started lifting weights my senior year in highschool and continued throughout college.

How long have you been CrossFitting? 
I began two days a week in September of 2010 as I was training for the 2011 Livestrong Marathon. I took a few months off after the marathon. Then started three to four days a week about a year ago. I made the move to CFA in July of 2011….best decision yet!

What’s your favorite part of CrossFit Austin?
I love my large extended family… and the programming, it’s the best around.

What are your training goals? 
I’ve never had goals….but I have decided to take myself seriously this next year and see just exactly what I can do. Should be fun.

Favorite sport or activity?
Favorite sport to watch – baseball. I enjoy mountain biking but get hurt often, so I’ve laid off of that. I love crossfitting, of course…

Recent adventure you’re planning?
Is a trip to Napa in October considered an adventure…..I think so! That’s our next trip…..can’t wait.

Tell us something we don’t know about you?
Hmmm, I played on the golf team in Highschool?…..

Longhorns or Aggies?
Ugh, so don’t care.

We’ve all seen your talented handstand walks around the gym – do you have any other undiscovered or hidden talents?
I’ve got nothing…..no talents that I am aware of.

Leave the fine folks of CrossFit Austin with some parting words…
Well, I am shocked to be chosen for this honor. There are so many amazing people at CFA….. I love being a part and I love feeding off of all of the awesomness.