Amy B – Athlete Profile

Get a chance to get to know our resident Chuck Norris, Amy!

 

First Name & Last Initial:

Amy B

Hometown:

West Point, NE

Age:

40 (basically)

Occupation:

Compliance Consultant

When did you first start CrossFitting:

June 2015

When did you first start training at IHCF:

Same time…IHCF is my one and only box

Favorite WOD:

Squats, deadlifts, rowing are good for me

Least Favorite WOD:

any combinations with DUs, running, handstands…

Tell us about your sports and fitness background:

I played sports when younger, but got away from it.  I have always gone to the gym as a way to clear my head from my full time job–it’s definitely a coping mechanism.

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit?

My friend Jennifer suggested it.  She has changed her life through Crossfit and talked to me at a time when I needed it.

Take us back to your first WOD… what was it and how did it feel:

It was a snatch pull with a Met con of ring rows and push ups. I enjoyed that it went fairly quickly but worked a lot of areas…made me feel like I accomplished something.  

What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health, and fitness since starting CrossFit (before/after):

Like Jen, my thighs are getting bigger. 🙂  That said, I’m definitely stronger–lifting for women can be very empowering if you choose to look at it through that lens.  I also spend most of my life being sore.  

What sort of changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like CrossFit that were totally unexpected:

I didn’t expect to find people that I enjoy seeing in the gym.  I usually don’t do group classes, but IHCF has a lot of good, supportive people who are all there for the same thing.  I also didn’t expect my brother to join, but it’s fun to work out with him and see a different side of each other in the gym.  I feel proud when I see one of them doing something they didn’t think they could do, especially Andy.

Please share with us any favorite CrossFit/IHCF moments.

The day about 2 weeks after I started when I figured out Chris and Jen were married.  It’s unfortunate that no one was around to see my face when that dawned on me.

Any advice for people just getting started:

Just go.

What are your hobbies, interests, and/or talents outside of CrossFit:

I listen to a lot of music, watch sports, and love to travel.

 

We appreciate the share, Amy!  Thanks for being a part of the IHCF Family!