Meet the Incredible Duneland 2016 Hustle up the Hancock Team

Meet the Incredible Duneland 2016 Hustle up the Hancock Team
By: Duneland Family YMCA Last Updated: December 28, 2016

The Duneland YMCA has teamed up with some Lakeside Wealth Management and Ideas in Motion to create an incredible Hustle up the Hancock team! We want to raise as many dollars for the Respiratory Health Association as possible and we need your help.

Please follow us here to cheer us on, learn the workouts we are doing, donate in any way possible, and keep up to date on all of our progress here! You dont have to attend that day (Feb 26th), just be here for us on the trail to the finish line.

Duneland-2016-Hustle-up-the-Hancock-Team-02Michele "Shifty" Shifley
Director of Operations, Retirement Division at Lakeside Wealth Management

  • What are you most excited about for the Hancock Hustle? Getting to eat Chicago style pizza afterward!
  • Have you ever done races or events like this or is this your first? Lots of races and events before- First Time Hustler though!
  • What is your favorite part/aspect of training? Pushing myself beyond what I think are my limits
  • What goals do you have? To NOT trip going up that many flights of stairs. I’m known to be slightly clumsy…
  • How fast are you hoping to complete this? As fast as we all can – I’m hoping the team finishes together!

Duneland-2016-Hustle-up-the-Hancock-Team-03Amanda Herren
HR Coordinator at Lakeside Wealth Management

  • What are you most excited about for the Hancock Hustle? Winning it with my teammates of course! But also the training and routine it entails.
  • Have you ever done races or events like this or is this your first? I have not! I’m a first time mom and thought it would be a great way to get back in shape and have some “me” time.
  • What is your favorite part/aspect of training? My favorite part is the goals we have each week and holding each other accountable. We are all in this together.
  • What goals do you have? My number one goal is to get in shape and stay in shape. I’ve never really stuck with any workout consistently, so having a team really helps with that.
  • How fast are you hoping to complete this? I’m hoping to climb it in about 20 minutes.

Duneland-2016-Hustle-up-the-Hancock-Team-04Jenn Brown
Corporate Communications Manager at Lakeside Wealth Management

  • What are you most excited about for the Hancock Hustle? – Seeing the view from the top!
  • Have you ever done races or events like this or is this your first? – I have done several 5Ks and 10Ks but I’ve never raced up a building before, bring it on!
  • What is your favorite part/aspect of training? – I mean, I’d be lying if I didn’t say a good-looking booty! It’s also a great team building thing for us. Our team takes classes together and races against each other on the stair machine. It’s great motivation.
  • What goals do you have? – The team has set a goal of raising $1500.00 for the Respiratory Health Association. I think we can hit that goal and hopefully increase it as we get closer to February.
  • How fast are you hoping to complete this? By race day! Feb 26th!

Duneland-2016-Hustle-up-the-Hancock-Team-05Michael Haley
Personal Trainer/Zumba Instructor at Duneland Family YMCA

  • What are you most excited about for the Hancock Hustle? Competing in something I've never done before.
  • Have you ever done races or events like this or is this your first? I've done OCR races such as Spartan Races, but not the Hustle.
  • What is your favorite part/aspect of training?Pushing myself beyond what I feel my limits are, because there are times I want to give up.
  • What goals do you have? to make it up a flight of stairs in 4 steps.
  • How fast are you hoping to complete this? 14 minutes

Duneland-2016-Hustle-up-the-Hancock-Team-06Joan Kisic
Labor and delivery nurse at Porter Regional Hospital

  • What are you most excited about for the Hancock Hustle? I am most excited about doing the Hustle up the Hancock to support a great cause, and have the opportunity to train with friends.
  • Have you ever done races or events like this or is this your first? Yes, I have done running races, and a couple triathlons, but never the Hancock race.
  • What is your favorite part/aspect of training? My favorite aspect of training is seeing how my fitness progresses. When I first started using the stair climber, I had to go so slow, and could only do 10 minutes. I feel stronger and more fit now that we are training.
  • What goals do you have? My goal for time would be 15 minutes. I will be happy if I do not stop during the race and finish!

Duneland-2016-Hustle-up-the-Hancock-Team-07Andrew Zimmer
Sports & Aquatics Director at Duneland Family YMCA

  • What are you most excited about for the Hancock Hustle? Competing in a different type of race.
  • Have you ever done races or events like this or is this your first? 5k’s and such yes but nothing like this race.
  • What is your favorite part/aspect of training? Challenging myself.
  • What goals do you have? To finish the race in the top 50 in my age bracket.
  • How fast are you hoping to complete this? Under 15 minutes.

Duneland-2016-Hustle-up-the-Hancock-Team-08Amanda Calvert
Client Relations Associate at Lakeside Wealth Management

  • What are you most excited about for the Hancock Hustle? Getting buns of steel from all of this training!
  • Have you ever done races or events like this or is this your first? I run quite a few races (5k’s, 10k’s, 15k’s, and half marathon), but I have never done a tower run like this.
  • What is your favorite part/aspect of training? I love getting a good sweat while training! It makes me feel like I am accomplishing something! And seeing the number of floors increase on the power mill each time I’m on it is very encouraging.
  • What goals do you have? To get to the top without dying? Just kidding! I just hope to finish the best I can with my team and have fun!
  • How fast are you hoping to complete this? I’d like to finish under 13 minutes.

Duneland-2016-Hustle-up-the-Hancock-Team-12Megan Amling
Financial Advisor at Lakeside Wealth Management

  • What are you most excited about for the Hancock Hustle? I am most excited about helping to support such a great cause, working with just an amazing team, and making it to the top!
  • Have you ever done races or events like this or is this your first? Earlier this year, I completed the Tough Mudder with a team from Lakeside. I have also run half marathons!
  • What is your favorite part/aspect of training? My favorite aspect of training is seeing my progress from week to week and of course, Killer Thighs!
  • What goals do you have? My goals are to finish and raise as much money as I can for lung cancer. My boyfriend’s grandma is currently fighting her battle with lung cancer so I am doing this with her in mind!
  • How fast are you hoping to complete this? I am shooting to finish the Hustle in 15 minutes... just keep climbing... just keep climbing...

Duneland-2016-Hustle-up-the-Hancock-Team-09Carensa Bradford
Personal Trainer at Duneland Family YMCA

  • Have you ever done races or events like this or is this your first? This is my first "stair" race. I've competed in a 12 and 24 hour endurance race, one half iron man. I've raced in countless marathons, half marathons, 5ks, I've done one rowing race, and I competed in the cross fit games.
  • What is your favorite part/aspect of training? My favorite part of training is that it's different for me and a specific movement.
  • What goals do you have? My goal is to be as fast as Joan Kisic
  • How fast are you hoping to complete this? How fast? My goal is under 15min

Duneland-2016-Hustle-up-the-Hancock-Team-10Jennifer Fultz
Compliance Coordinator and Executive Assistant at Lakeside Wealth Management

  • What are you most excited about for the Hancock Hustle? I’m excited to get healthy and to gain speed. I’ve almost always been physically active, but being fast is just never how I would describe myself.
  • Have you ever done races or events like this or is this your first? I played on a women’s Rugby team over the spring and it was the most amazing, competitive, out of character thing I’ve ever done.
  • What is your favorite part/aspect of training? It’s a game of beating your own numbers. Going a little bit further with every workout.
  • What goals do you have? Continue training after the race and find the next crazy thing to sign up for!
  • How fast are you hoping to complete this? Whatever it takes to win!

Duneland-2016-Hustle-up-the-Hancock-Team-11aJennifer Craig-Brown
Executive Team Leader at Ideas in Motion Media

  • What are you most excited about for the Hancock Hustle? I am really excited to be a part of this awesome team!
  • Have you ever done races or events like this or is this your first? I race a lot; running half marathons or Spartan races but THIS is a whole different race than I am used to.
  • What is your favorite part/aspect of training? I love seeing the gain in flights of stairs and seeing myself get better.
  • What goals do you have? I just don’t want to be last and I want to leave unharmed
  • How fast are you hoping to complete this? My goal is just to keep it under 20 minutes

Duneland-2016-Hustle-up-the-Hancock-Team-13Ashley Hall
Duneland Family YMCA Healthy Living Coordinator/Personal Trainer/Race Director

  • Have you ever done races or events like this or is this your first? I am most excited about the Hustle to accomplish something I have not done before and push my limits.
  • What is your favorite part/aspect of training? I love training as a team and having the support of my peers.
  • What goals do you have? My goal is to finish and not let my team down!
  • How fast are you hoping to complete this? I hope to complete this as fast as Andrew Zimmer, because one step of his is like 10 of mine... LOL

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