Alexandra Aurora LaChance is a former All American gymnast and scholarship athlete for the University of Arkansas. As a National Elite and Level 10 Gymnast, Alex became a 5-time USA Gymnastics National Championship Competitor, and accumulated 5 State Championship gold medals, 10 Regional Championship gold medals, and 25 other Level 10 State, Regional, and National Championship medals. She is a published fitness writer and model, with a M.S. in Exercise Science. Alexandra went on to win the 2014 North Central CrossFit Regional, and qualified for the 2014 CrossFit Games during her first year competing as an Individual CrossFit Athlete.
What drives your passion for CrossFit?
I always want to be better at everything I do. In CrossFit, there is no ceiling for improvement. You can always be stronger, faster, more aerobic, and more powerful. Every training session is an opportunity to become a better athlete.
How did you get into CrossFit?
After I graduated the University of Arkansas as an All-American Gymnast, it was time for me to find a new reason to workout. I fell into Fitness Modeling, and had a few fitness articles and magazine covers published, but training for photo shoots wasn’t enough for me after a while. A friend suggested trying CrossFit, and I immediately fell in love after my first day. A year later I won the 2014 North Central CrossFit Regional Competition, and qualified for the CrossFit Games- the biggest stage of CrossFit Competition.
My anthem song is __________.
“Keep Pushing” by T-Ferg ft Meech New Era.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Focus on your own plan and your own journey, and things will fall into place as they should. Be motivated by other’s success, but don’t question what you’re doing because your path may be different.
If I wasn’t a CrossFitter...
I would be an Olympic Lifter.
Pick 5 adjectives that describe you best.
Perfectionist, Driven, Clumsy (Life Proof cases on EVERYTHING), Pantsless, Caffeine-Addict
What is your favorite Zevia flavor?
Cream Soda =)
What’s your biggest fear?