“It’s the people that really make CrossFit enjoyable, and they are what keep me coming back!”







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Our Spotlight Athlete this month is Jennifer Demaurez! Jen is no stranger to CrossFit and has been involved with it on and off for several years while she traveled the world in the military. Check out her story below!

1.Tell us about yourself

I am originally from a small town about an hour from the Albany area. I served in the Air Force right after high school, and was fortunate to have the opportunity to serve my country while traveling all over the world. After the Air Force I joined the Air Guard while I went to college and grad school.

2.When/Why did you first start doing CrossFit?

I’ve been doing CrossFit on and off for years. I would stop, and by stop, I mean I would take rest days that lasted 5 months to a year (Worst idea, EVER, FYI).

Because I would move so often, CrossFit became a spot where I made the best friends of my life. Everyone was so vested in their health, fitness, and just wanted to have fun. It was contagious. When life wasn’t the easiest, I would have friends show up at my place, and drag me to my local box. It’s the people that really make CrossFit enjoyable, and they are what keep me coming back

3.What fitness activities were you doing before?

I've always been a runner. When I was in high school I did track and field.

4.What results have you seen since you joined CF?

I've seen great results in terms of my strength and overall fitness level, but more than that I've discovered that Crossfit has been an amazing way to keep my energy up all day and to deal with the everyday stressors of life.

5.What do you like most about CrossFit Beyond?

I love the community and the programming! Everyone here is so awesome and welcoming, and I love suffering through a really grueling chipper, with everyone!

6.What is your favorite CF exercise? /Your least favorite?

Favorite would have to be hang power clings and least favorite, the snatch movements.

7.What CF accomplishment are you currently most proud of?

I’m so proud that I am starting to get a little faster each time I run. I love running, so it's great that it's starting to come back :)

8.What CF goal(s) are you working towards? How close are you to reaching them?

Just practicing more mobility. I have to force myself to stretch before and after the WOD. I would say it's something I neglect the most, and it's so beneficial when doing weight movements.

9.If you could create a WOD what would it look like?

Chipper Wods are always, "fun"

Start with a mile run  and.

Filthy Fifty. Not that creative! Haha :)

  • 50 box jumps, 60/50 cm

  • 50 pull-ups

  • 50 kettlebell swings 16/12 kg

  • 50 walking lunges

  • 50 Toes to Bar

  • 50 push press, 20/15 kg

  • 50 back extensions

  • 50 wall ball shots, 9/6 kg

  • 50 burpees

  • 50 double unders


Maybe 1 mile after? :)

 

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Ladies Night-WOD & Wine! Bring a friend!

WOD & WINE BANNER

It’s Ladies Night at CrossFit Beyond! GET A BABYSITTER!!!

SAVE THE DATE!! PLAN YOUR OUTFIT! Bring your girlfriends for a FREE night of fun.

Workout with women of all levels and all abilities. Go at your pace! Then stick around for wine.

It’s a great way to introduce yourself and your friends to CrossFit and the community at CrossFit Beyond. It’s fun and scalable. Plus, we’ll have wine after!!

Fine, fabulous females of all skill levels are welcome!

If you aren’t a member, come...IT’S FREE!

Schedule:

6:00pm Check in

6:30 WOD

7:30 Wine (provided) Whoo!! Chill and relax!

Spotlight Athlete of the month is BACK!!

After a bit of a hiatus, Spotlight Athlete of the month is BACK!!

We are going to begin highlighting a couple of our members each month again, as a way for our members to get to know a little bit more about each other. Sometimes members only get to know the people in the classes they attend or see faces of those who attend classes before or after the class times that they attend. This is an awesome way to learn a little about other members that you might not know or see often!!





SPOTLIGHT ATHLETE-COURTNEY JOE


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1. Tell us about yourself.

This is always the hardest question to answer! I am a medical sonographer and work three jobs (1 full time and 2 part time). I am very active in my church, Grace Fellowship, where I teach 4th grade Sunday school and am currently preparing to go on my first mission trip to Haiti. I love to travel, but I also love to be at home since my husband and I just bought our first house in March. My favorite things in life are: spending time with my family, traveling, having fires at home with smores and wine, running, Crossfit, the beach, going to church, watching football (go Giants!), and pizza! I think that about sums it up lol.






2.When/Why did you first start doing CrossFit?

I started Crossfit about 3 1/2 years ago. My good friend, Michelle, tried to talk me into going for months before I actually caved in and went with her. I was instantly addicted from day one.

3.What fitness activities were you doing before?

Before Crossfit, I was running, swimming at the YMCA, and working out at Best Fitness on my own. I thought I was in decent shape until that first week at Crossfit totally kicked my butt.

4.What results have you seen since you joined CF?

Results I have seen since starting Crossfit are: muscle definition and more energy in the morning.

5.What do you like most about CrossFit Beyond?

Aside from the amazing friendships I have at Crossfit, the thing I like most about it is the variety in the daily WODs. When you go to the gym by yourself, you kind of get stuck in the same old routines.

6.What is your favorite CF exercise? /Your least favorite?

Well everybody knows I love my floorwipers! But my other favorite exercises are cleans, bench press, overhead squats, pistols, pull ups, wall balls, and running! My least favorite exercises are snatches and burpees!

7.What CF accomplishment are you currently most proud of?

My Crossfit accomplishment that I am most proud of is doing 6 strict pull ups in a row lol.

8.What CF goal(s) are you working towards? How close are you to reaching them?

A specific crossfit goal I am working towards is perfecting my pistols. And I would love to be able to do toes to bar also. Other than that, my overall goal at Crossfit is to get my butt there every morning by 4:45am and stay in shape. I have a lot of back problems so I never really set goals of increasing my 1 rep maxes anymore. For me, it's more of staying healthy and fit.

9.If you could create a WOD what would it look like?

If I could create a WOD, it would definitely be a chipper WOD with LOTS of running. I looooove chippers. And running! Everybody always hates my bday WODs lol.