A local athlete has taken her love for fitness to a new, national competition show -- and came out on top in the first episode.

The Titan Games, hosted by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, is a large-scale, physical competition series.

Emily Andzulis of Powell was accepted to be one of the competitors.

"I train six days a week and have to have one rest day a week," Andzulis said. 

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She said her countless hours in the gym have paid off.

"I'll be competing on The Titan Games and I'm super excited, grateful and blessed that I'm able to be a part of this," Andzulis said

And pay off it did, as Emily was able to beat out the competition of the first episode to be crowned the first female Titan. 

She will compete in the 'Battle of the Titans' after seven more contestants are named 'Titans' in the weeks to come.

Andzulis said being around Dwayne Johnson was a highlight of the competition. 

"Everything that you think Dwayne Johnson is, he is," Andzulis said

Her training regiment has put her in the best shape of her life. 

"Training included speed, agility and jumping. I believe that with everything I have I'm well rounded to do very well," Andzulis said

The Titan Games offers everyday people the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete in head-to-head challenges designed to test the mind, body and heart.

"The unknown was scary, but it was also just incredible to test myself and to know I can handle this. The amount I learned about myself was that I am strong enough and I can do this," Andzulis said

The Titan Games airs at 8 p.m. Thursday on NBC. Andzulis made her first appearance in the January 3 premiere episode.