Athletes of the Month: Steph and Amy

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:46:09 +0000
April 16, 2024
Athletes of the Month: Steph and Amy

Athlete: Steph ViolaCoaches Remarks:I have coached Steph for over two years now and I always enjoy her positive attitude and great training mentality. I continually use Steph as an example of long-term progress and what can be achieved with commitment, hard work, and good attitude.Weight class: I never weigh myself ☺Height: 5’7”Started Weightlifting/CrossFit? Started Crossfit in 2012 (thanks to Groupon) and started weightlifting with Ryan 91 weeks ago.How did you get involved in weightlifting/CrossFit? I got involved with Crossfit because CFWC had a 10 class deal with Groupon for $80! I was hooked as soon as Jimmy Wiser used me to demonstrate an air squat for the class! My air squat continues to be one of my strongest movements to date. I always saw Ryan wandering around the gym in his sweater and watching the crossfitters lift. I was intrigued. I finally began weightlifting with Ryan when I realized how awful I was at Olympic lifts. He then offered to work with Ashley and I at the same time for half the price. Ryan started to pay more attention to me during our ½ hour sessions (sorry Ashley ☺) and that’s when I decided to get my own programming. Most exciting moment so far in weightlifting/CrossFit: Qualifying and participating in Wodapalooza and every PR I make in any lift! Favorite Competition Lift: Clean and jerkFavorite Training Lift: Clean Personal Goals: Get abs like Marco!Favorite Book: Any James Patterson book!Favorite TV Show or Movie: Any Real Housewives show and Law and Order SVU… Movie: MoonstruckFavorite Song: I’ll go with favorite bands.. Coldplay and LumineersHobbies/Interested outside of Weightlifting: Coaching swimming, hanging out with my cat, and drinking StarbucksMost people don’t know that… I eat the same the same thing for breakfast and lunch every single day.Two Truths and One Lie:I have a masters degree.I am allergic to peanuts.I have 3 brothers.Athlete: Amy JacobsCoaches Remarks:I have coached Amy for 6 months and over this time she has worked hard, smart, and always done everything asked of her and more. Amy has made tremendous strides in her technique, mobility and strength. I am really looking forward to see what she does this year!Weight class: 58kgHeight: 5'Started Weightlifting/CrossFit? 2014 CrossFit How did you get involved in weightlifting/CrossFit? A friend of mine was teaching yoga at a new crossfit gym and I was looking to try something new.Most exciting moment so far in weightlifting/CrossFit: Anytime I get to compete is exciting for me!Favorite Competition Lift: SnatchFavorite Training Lift: Clean and Jerk (really depends on the day)Personal Goals: To some day qualify for the American Masters NationalsFavorite TV Show or Movie: Hope FloatsFavorite Song: Under the Table and Dreaming by Dave MatthewsHobbies/Interested outside of Weightlifting: Spending time with husband and step-kidsMost people don’t know that… I used to show Arabian horses Two Truths and One Lie: I have one younger sister, I was on a roller derby team, I've been married more than once

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