manager Kathleen Alfaro will soon head to the 2012 Summer Olympics Games in London to support Team USA. Alfaro, a marathon runner who has a bachelor's degree in sociology, has worked at 24 Hour Fitness for more than 10 years.
She took some time to talk to Patch one-on-one.
Carlsbad Patch: What will you be doing at the 2012 Olympic Games?
Kathleen Alfaro: I will be one of 27 fitness ambassadors that will help run our High Performance Training Facility that 24 Hour Fitness provided technical insight and outfitted for Team USA athletes. My job will be to support our Olympic athletes and trainers while in London.
Patch: Have you ever been to the Olympics?
Alfaro: Outside of watching the Olympics on television, I have never physically to the Olympics. This will be an experience of a life time.
Patch: How did you get selected for this opportunity?
Alfaro: I was chosen from 21,000 candidates over 400 clubs across the U.S. based on merit, performance and my ability to help people through fitness.
Patch: What are you most excited about doing/seeing at the Olympic Games?
Alfaro: I am excited to support our Team USA at our performance center. I was able to spend 3 days in the USOC Colorado training center, where I watched and talked to Olympic hopefuls on their journey to London. I have very high praise for the dedication and passion each hopeful puts into winning a gold medal for Team USA.
Patch: Anything else?
Alfaro: I am thankful and honored to work for a company that supports our country's athletics. This is truly a once and a life time opportunity, and I am ecstatic to go to London.