Amy has been a model athlete since joining the gym in 2012. She knows when to have fun (everyday), when to get serious (when getting work done), and when to smile (ALL THE DAMN TIME!)
How did you find CrossFit?
I found out about CrossFit from a former co-worker who loved it and thought I would like it too, but I seriously thought it sounded crazy. After doing a boot-camp, I wanted something similar, but something also incorporated weight training. CrossFit seemed to fit the bill and I just lucked out on finding SLU!
How long have you been working out at CrossFit SLU?
I started in April of 2012 and graduated from Foundations on Cinco de Mayo!
What class times do you usually attend?
I tend to go to the evening classes, either the 5pm or 7pm, and I really like the Saturday, 9am. Sometimes I sneak in on the 6am-ers.
Do you have a favorite CrossFit exercise? Least favorite?
My favorite CrossFit exercise might be slam ball. Least favorite… xanytime I have to do more than 10 wall balls.
What keeps you coming back for more?
What keeps me coming to the gym… well, no one complains about me talking to myself But seriously, many things keep me coming to the gym. I love the challenge of the programming and the workouts, and even though there are many things that I scale or skills I’m still developing, I still want to keep trying. I love the thrill when I can do something that seemed previously impossible for me to do before. The camaraderie is also really amazing, it makes showing up fun. I think we take what we do there seriously, but we also laugh a lot and have fun. I always leave with a smile on my face!
Any outside-the-gym activities?
I’m starting to run again as I train for Ragnar (woohoo – TeamSLU). I read a lot, and attend many book readings and lectures. I always have a project going on, either painting, sewing/crafting something and I’m attempting to learn how to sketch. Recently, along with several friends, I started making sandwiches each week that we then pass out to those who look down and out on the street. It’s been a good experience and we hope to continue doing it on a monthly basis.
Favorite motivational quote?
My favorite, if not most uttered, motivational quote, for it’s simple on-the-spot usefulness is – “I think I can, I think I can, I know I can”
–WOD for Champagne Friday 4/11
as many reps as possible in 10 minutes:
5 shoulder-to-overhead, 52/34kg
10 deadlifts, 52/34kg
15 box jumps, 24/20″
Post score to whiteboard.
Dear World: Boston Marathon