Name: Amanda Chavez Hometown: Albuquerque, NM

Occupation: Insurance Specialist @ Comfort Dental

Picking back up with our "Athlete Profile" series, this week we checked in with Amanda Chavez.  Amanda has been at Duke City Crossfit for a little over a year now, and she's one of the many friendly faces that is most commonly found at the box.

I started at DCCF a bit over a year ago.  Vanessa (Santillanes) originally dragged me along.  My first impression of the place was how awesome the community aspect of it was. And, that you people are insane.  I didn't have a large athletic background coming into this.  I played volleyball and basketball in school.  Rode the bench the majority of the time in basketball.  Outside of Crossfit, I like to read, climb at Stone Age Climbing Gym, or lay around at Vanessa's.


Amanda kettlebell swangin'...

When I first started out I had your generic goals... I wanted to lose weight and to look better physically.  Now my goals are to get stronger and continue to improve on all of the movements.  I don't pay attention to the scale anymore.  Crossfit had made me more social.   It has also given me more confidence.   I try to get in to workout 6 times a week.  It is usually about 5 or 6.  If I miss more than 2 or 3 days, then I know I'm going to die in the next WOD.

I've discovered that I really love competing.  I've been able to do a couple of competitions so far, and am looking forward to the Conquest.  It is a bit nerve racking and so much fun at the same time.  I love that the athletes competing against each other can still cheer each other on.

IMG_6359Amanda and April cheesin' as per usual.

I absolutely love DCCF.  I really believe that there is no other box like ours.  The coaches are a huge help in keeping me motivated.  If I miss a few days, there are always questions about where I've been and that I need to get back!  I love Duke City...wouldn't trade it.

Thanks for sharing with us, Amanda.  I'm sure that I can speak on behalf of the entire coaching staff when I say that we love having you in our classes, and you're always a pleasure to be around!  Train hard!

-Coach Ben


Upcoming DCCF Events

  • Sunday May 24th 12:00pm The "Ladies-Only WODs" are coming back!  Bring a friend and come have a blast!  Any questions, please call DCCF @ 505-933-9348
  • Sunday May 31st @ 12:00pm 90 Min Yoga Workshop led by Brittany from LuluLemon.  RSVP sheet is in the main lobby!
  • June 13th & 14th Duke City Crossfit Presents:  The Conquest.  Sign-ups are still available, but registration closes this Saturday, May 16th.  Don't sleep on this! Sign up here.