Member Spotlight

 Photo by Dustin Nevill

Photo by Dustin Nevill

September Member Spotlight

At DAC CrossFit, 501 CrossFit, Razorback CrossFit, and CrossFit Foxcroft, we are given the privilege of coaching an amazing group of athletes.  We find pride in being alongside an athlete to coach and encourage them from the time they join CrossFit to each accomplishment they achieve, whether it be in the gym or not.  We strive to deliver a program that provides a route for our athletes to succeed and it shows when an athlete puts in 110% every training session to ensure they are hitting their goals.

Our September Member Spotlight is Amy Rice.  Amy is a member at DAC CrossFit since the beginning of May this year, and she helped DAC win the summer Battle of the Clubs!  When it is time for class, Amy is there ready to go and excited to get to work.  She is always looking forward to what the next day brings.

What were your thoughts after your first CrossFit Workout?

Going in, I was a little nervous, but I was hooked after that first workout. I felt like this is what I am supposed to be doing.  It was so fun, and I just wanted to practice all the lifting movements, all of the time!

What do you like most about CrossFit?

I love that every day is something different; the insane mix of high cardio with heavy weights keeps me coming back.  I like to see how far I can push my body, or just how much my body can take before it gives up; I am a glutton for punishment! I love every aspect of CrossFit. 

What is your favorite exercise or workout? 

Anything with burpees; it’s the one movement that CrossFitters have a love-hate relationship with. They are such a good total body workout. I also like "Fran" because I love working on my weaknesses, which are thrusters and pull-ups. 

What changes have you noticed since you started CrossFit?

Definitely my strength. It is amazing how you can increase your weight every week. I surely did not have the definition to my arms and legs like I do now. That part, I love!! 

What advice would you give to someone new to CrossFit, or someone who is thinking about joining?

I would tell them they have to try it. You never do the same workout twice which makes it so much easier to go.  People have such a negative outlook on CrossFit and they say how so many people get hurt, but it is no different than any other sport. You won't know how great it is until you actually get in a class and experience it all.