Member Spotlight – Thea Berg

June 7, 2022

Thea Berg completed her first SHOP workout almost four years ago… and she’s only 14 years old! That puts her at least three years ahead of me when I got started lifting weights. And she doesn’t just show up on occasion… she is at the SHOP getting after it EVERY. FREAKIN. DAY! What an example she is setting, not just for other kids her age but for adults and everyone else too. To say that we (the coaches) are proud of her would be an understatement.

First, give us a little background on yourself.

I have lived in Oregon my whole life. I was a swimmer for 4 years and am doing track this year.

What got you started and how long have you been at the SHOP?

My neighbors introduced me to the SHOP 4 years ago. My first workout was on Thanksgiving “BEAST Mode to FEAST Mode.”

With what movement(s) have you seen the most progress?

I have seen progress in every movement, but specifically my squats and presses

What do you like to do outside the gym?

Outside of the gym, I like to swim, hang out with my friends and be with my family.

What movement(s) would you like to improve on in the next few months?

Power cleans.

Favorite place to eat in/near Corvallis?

Sky High or Bo & Vine

What advice would you give members just starting out at the SHOP?

Keep showing up. Drew always says this but only in the last 2 years have I been coming every day and have noticed so much improvement.

What is something others might be surprised to learn about you?

I am a duck fan.🦆

RAPID-FIRE QUESTIONS

Favorite Book

I am not your perfect Mexican daughter.

Favorite Movie

Die Hard

Favorite Food

Pasta

Favorite Exercise/Movement

Back Squat

Least Favorite Exercise/Movement

Thrusters