March AOM – Pam Kusar

It’s already time for the March AOM.

This wonderful and strong (in so many ways) woman made our decision this month easy.

She is just an incredible person and one that we know the entire gym loves to have around. She is encouraging, positive, and really just great.

Watching her perform on a daily basis is quite the treat and her work ethic sets the tone for the group.

We are so fortunate to have the March 2017 Athlete of the Month, Pam Kusar, in the TrAk Family.

Congrats Pam!

What have you accomplished in your life that you’re most proud of?

I got my pro card in body building in 2004. It took about 20 years.

If you could take 3 months off and do whatever you wanted, what would that time look like?

Travel to other countries and workout in every one!

If you were in a band, what existing band/group do you see yourself in?

ACDC, of course!

Favorite place to travel to?

Hawaii for 25th wedding anniversary.

What do your kids remind you that it’s OK to do?

Eat ice cream … sometimes!

What personal failure has helped lead to your ultimate success?

Went to a national powerlifting contest in Utah and bombed out. Put it behind me a and placed the next year.

Whats the craziest thing you’ve seen in the gym?

I saw someone squat three reps with 1,000-lb.

What three people [living or dead] would you go camping with next weekend?

Well, it would have to be four people. My three kids and the husband

Which sport/activity would you love to do, but are afraid to?

Surf

Funniest things you’ve seen your kids do?

When my son was 8, a little girl on the bus put real handcuffs on him and the police had to meet us at the house to unlock him!

Favorite movie?

ET

Best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

Nothing in life comes easy or naturally. You’ve got to be patient and work at it.

At what age were you in the best shape of your life?

40’s

Goals … personal, professional, family?

Would like to make it back to the cross fit games.

Words to live by or favorite quote?

“Your mind will quit a thousand times before your body will. Feel the fear and do it anyway.”

What adventure do you plan to have in the future?

Going to Africa

Favorite book and why?

Oh boy. I don’t  sit much. Reading is not my thing.

Something interesting we don’t know about you?

I was a special education teacher before we adopted our two older children from Russia.

What do you like most about being a part of the TrAk Family?

After being sick, I was having a hard time getting back to working out. When I came into TrAk, Dave and Lauren made me feel very comfortable. When I went to class, nobody even mentioned the bandana I wore and everyone was so friendly. It was easy!

Biggest accomplishment at the gym?

Being at TrAk and getting back in shape.