Member of the Month: Hope Weant and Sam Steger

Athletic Lab is made up of a diverse group of goal-oriented and hard-working individuals. That’s why we take a moment each month to highlight one (or more) of our members in our member of the month feature. For the month of July, we’ve chosen Hope Weant and Sam Steger. Hope and Sam recently competed in our Summer Weightlifting Open. Both Hope and Sam are members of our Weightlifting Team. You can check out our previous members of the month here.
Name: Hope Weant
What city were you born in? Winter Haven, FL
What do you do when you’re not working out at Athletic Lab (occupation, hobbies, etc): I am a neuroradiology nurse practitioner at Duke Hospital.  I enjoy hanging out with my friends and eating/making yummy foods and traveling.  I also love exercising with our awesome dog Heinz.
How long have you been a member at Athletic Lab? 5 years. My mother in law Ginny Weant started going to Athletic Lab first then she got me and Aaron (husband) to join.
What’s your favorite exercise? Least favorite? I love cleans, body weight squats and dumb bell snatches.  I know this is a game but I love handball.  I hate ALL the animal walks and thrusters equally and passionately.
What do you feel has been your greatest accomplishment since you started training at Athletic Lab?  Being around the people at Athletic Lab has challenged me and pushed me to do things that I really never thought I could do.  Since starting Athletic Lab 5 years ago I have ran 1 marathon, 6 half marathons, 1 marathon relay, competed in 3 crossfit competitions, and 1 olympic weightlifting competition.  I never did any of those things before starting Athletic Lab.  I can honestly say that I don’t know if I would have done all of those things if it wasn’t for Athletic Lab.
What motivates you?  Health reasons of course, but also to challenge myself and try different things.  I also just really enjoy working out.  And it helps when you have an awesome place like Athletic Lab to go to. Athletic Lab isn’t just a gym its a place that you can go and see familiar faces that actually care about you and want to encourage you.  Its a place to relieve stress and to socialize (sorry coaches for ALWAYS talking in your classes).  Its so much more than a gym and thats why I love it.
Name: Sam Steger
What city were you born in? Buffalo, NY
What do you do when you’re not working out at Athletic Lab (occupation, hobbies, etc)? I own a Paleo foods company and I travel often to see family.
How long have you been a member at Athletic Lab? 1 year
What’s your favorite exercise? Least favorite? Favorite is handstand push-ups and least favorite is L-sits
What do you feel has been your greatest accomplishment since you started training at Athletic Lab? Finding the consistency in my training that has allowed me to increase both my strength and endurance.
What motivates you? Being better than I was the day before.
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