Athlete of the MonthSeptember

Dawn Martz

What’s your career? 

I’m the Director of Philanthropy for Posada Life Foundation at La Posada, a CCRC (continuing care retirement community) in Green Valley.

What are some things you do outside the gym that people might not know? 

When I’m not busy with my two beautiful grandbabies (Caleb and Aria) you can find me in the garden or pool with a margarita in hand.  I also enjoy projects around the house.  My last project was putting in the master bedroom flooring and bathroom vanity – I have to admit it was pretty fun taking a sledgehammer to get the old vanity out!

Do you remember what your first workout was and what you thought? 

Nope, have no clue.  However, the one that I do remember included the assault bike for 20 calories…. I thought I was going to DIE!

What’s your favorite workout?  

Any that continue to challenge me.

What’s your least favorite workout? 

I don’t have a least favorite, I enjoy the daily change (–buttttt, I wouldn’t complain if burpee’s disappeared).

Favorite Movie:

The Birdcage and Green Mile

Favorite Book:

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Favorite cheat Food: 

Cheese pizza

How did you find Iron Grip? 


Google – Searched for Crossfit places in Rita Ranch – boom! – the rest is history!

If you had one famous person to do a workout with, who would it be and why?

Princess Diana, for her dedication to charity work.

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