I’d like to think that I motivate and encourage athletes to be their best self. But I also want to keep people safe and minimize injuries. If you’re hurt, you tend not to workout, and then we miss seeing your beautiful face! I’ve also been there – out of shape, couldn’t do XYZ when I started, had shoulder surgery, worked full time, etc. So when I say “I get it”, I usually mean it.
I originally wanted to start a CrossFit Kids program and wound up teaching adult, teen, tween, and kids classes. Everything happens for a reason!
I love overhead squats and deadlifts. I also love snatches because they are so technique-driven. “Annie” (50-40-30-20-10 double unders & sit-ups), “Grace” (30 clean & jerks), and “Karen” (150 wall balls) are my top three favorite workouts.
Anything with pull-ups, toes to bar, or handstand push-ups. Oh, and front squats. They’re terrible. One day I hope to be able to complete my namesake workout, “Amanda”, as written because it has ring muscle ups.
I like to be outdoors or travelling when I’m not at the facility. Sometimes I run races. Sometimes I stay at home with my cats.
Just get started. You don’t need to “get in shape” to join us. It will suck at first, but as time goes on, you’ll learn to love the things you hate.
I’m pretty obsessed with organization when it comes to everything at the facility having a “place” to be, but my house is an absolute disaster 99% of the time (much to my husband’s dismay).