Athlete of the Month



We are going to start something new at CrossFit Newton.  Each month we will spotlight a different athlete.  I chose Jodie to be the test subject to show everyone what it will look like.  To choose the athlete I will put all the names in a bowl and pick a name randomly.  After the name is chosen I will keep that name out of the bowl.  So don’t worry, your name will be picked sooner or later.  Once your name is chosen I will be taking some video of you in class to showcase your skills.  No, i’m not going to put up a video of you screwing up.  I’ll make you look AWESOME!!!! So here’s Jodie, Octobers athlete of the month.

October 2011

When did you start CrossFit? January of ’08

Why did you start CrossFit? Gained 55lb while pregnant with Olivia. I wanted to lose the weight quickly, but didn’t have a lot of time to do hours of cardio. CrossFit made it possible to work out, lose weight, and still have a life.

Why do you love CrossFit? Two reasons. The first is because I a seeing improvement constantly and second, i’m in the best shape of my life.

Favorite movement? Deadlift and the snatch.

Least favorite? Thrusters, front squats, and heavy squat cleans.

Favorite WOD? FGB and most long domain WOD’s

Least favorite? Elizabeth. I hate squat cleans!!!

What are you most proud of? Being able to do muscle-ups and being able to do an overhead squat(I have worked so hard on it and spent so much time with mobility)

What are your goals? 150lb overhead squat and 5 rounds of “Nate”

Nutrition? I’m Zone/Paleo. I eat Paleo foods and weigh and measure everything.

How many time a week do you CrossFit? 3 days on/One day off/ Two days on/One day yoga.

What do you do for a living? High school teacher/Mother of 2

Interesting fact? I used to own a knitting store in Brookline village named Sheeps Corner. 



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5 Comments on “Athlete of the Month”

  1. Shu-Yee Says:

    Awesome video Gil! Jodie, Nice job on getting those muscle-ups and overhead squats! I have definitely witnessed how hard you worked daily to train for those movement.


  2. SACKrifice Says:

    Gil sick VID!!!!! Blogger… Dad… CrossFit Coach… what is next… Film Production?!?!?!


    Congrats!!!! You earned that muscle up!


  3. Cristina Says:

    Love it – Jodie epitomizes hard work! I love how the camera captured the double unders …they were so fast it looked like the rope was standing still.


  4. uri Says:

    Way to go Jodie!


  5. Tiffany Says:

    Great video, Gil and such amazing progress Jodie! Your dedication, hard work, and enthusiasm are evident. Simply awesome!


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