August's Member of the Month is A-Team member Amy Paulsen! Amy has been with us a year and a half and is proof that constant effort yields results. She can overhead squat, y'all! Congrats, Amy!
Tell us about yourself (family, schooling, job, sports, military, interests, etc.).
I am a first grade teacher at Rusch Elementary in Portage. I have been married to my husband Matt for 15 years and we have 2 children: Luke and Riley. I love fishing and camping with my family.
I have been doing CrossFit for 1 1/2 years.
What is your favorite movement and/or benchmark workout?
I enjoy squats, especially the front squat.
What has been your biggest struggle?
Range of motion and snatch are definitely my biggest struggles, but I think I am learning to enjoy stretching (sometimes)!
What has been your biggest improvement?
Overhead squats! I can finally do them after 18 months!
What goals are your currently chasing?
Toes to bar and shoulder flexibility are my current goals.
If you could design a workout, what would it be?
Wall balls, running and double unders.
What is your favorite outfit to WOD in?
My favorite outfit is the "Golden Suit" (Ha Ha). The morning crew will know what I am talking about!
How often do you talk about CrossFit?
Every day, of course!
Burpees: Love ‘em or hate ‘em?
Burpees: absolutely hate them, but I kind of like the intense workout they provide. The only thing worse than burpees in my book is the AD!
Do you have a favorite moment or story about the Coop?
We have so many good laughs at the Coop that it is hard to share just one.
What advice would you give a new PCC member?
Don't be afraid to challenge yourself and try something new. PCC is such a positive place full of all types of people. I love that all abilities are accepted and applauded.