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.
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!
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.