Get a chance to get to know our resident Chuck Norris, Amy!
First Name & Last Initial:
West Point, NE
When did you first start CrossFitting:
When did you first start training at IHCF:
Same time…IHCF is my one and only box
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:
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!