EACH MONTH WE SHINE THE SPOTLIGHT ON ONE OF OUR ATHLETES...
August 2017 - Amanda Barry
Sometimes we have candidates lined up for the Athlete of the Month Honor. Sometimes someone just has an amazing month and jumps ahead of everyone we were thinking about. That's just what happened with Amanda this month. She had heart surgery only a few months ago, and is now setting PR after PR, dialing in her nutrition, and improving her all-around performance day after day. You'll find her and her brother Kyle WODing most mornings together at the 10AM. She has always left us for school in the fall, but this year we get to keep her around when she starts graduate school! So if you seeker, say congrats and ask her what her latest PR is. Way to go Amanda!
Q. TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF.
A. I am a recent college grad who is starting grad school next month. I have been a swimmer all my life and guard for jones beach during the summers and coach swimming during the year. I love relaxing with friends and challenging myself.
Q. HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH CROSSFIT AND AT CROSSFIT COBALT?
A. I started Crossfit summer of 2013 when I was going into my freshmen year of college because my swim coach wanted us to start crossfit before going to school. I looked into different Crossfits and found Cobalt. I usually just crossfit during the summers when I am home for college but I am going to start doing it year round this year.
Q. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF CROSSFIT?
A. My favorite part about Crossfit is the challenge. With swimming you are always trying to get a new best time and I liked that with Crossfit you were doing the same thing with lifts. I also love the environment at Cobalt. I am never embarrassed to be the last one done with a WOD or to have to scale something. Everyone is so encouraging and I love that about Cobalt. As well I love WODing with my brother.
Q. TELL US YOUR MOST MEMORABLE WOD AND WHY…
A. The most memorable WOD was last summer when we did 150 wall balls and then a mile run. This was my first WOD back from my heart surgery last summer and my mom forced me to go. I was terrified to go and do any exercise but I went, crying a little I might add. I can tell you that it took me well over a half hour to do those 150 wall balls and a couple of breaks but I finished them. I remember telling Beth there was no way I was doing the run and her laughing with me. That was the first time I realized that you can really do anything you set your mind to even if it scares the hell out of you.
Q. WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE PLANS AND GOALS?
A. I am attending Fordham for my Masters in Social Work and hope to eventually work in a school. My future goals include Rx-ing more workouts and really getting my pull-ups down.
Q. IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE WORKOUT NAMED AFTER YOU WHAT WOULD IT BE?
A. If there could be any workout named after me it would have to include some type of swimming in it.
JULY 2017 - Keith Irizarry
JUNE 2017 - Iverine Anderson
MAY 2017 - Jason Bryant
APRIL 2017 - Kimball Smith
MARCH 2017 - David Godfrey
FEBRUARY 2017 - Christina Dierlam
JANUARY 2017 - Kyle Lick
DECEMBER 2016 - Cindy Godfrey
NOVEMBER 2016 - Tommy Berman
OCTOBER 2016 - Carolyn Cronogue
SEPTEMBER 2016 - Jim Baumbach
AUGUST 2016 - Erin Schniederman
JULY 2016 - Seth Maldonado
APRIL 2016 - Casey O'Byrne
MARCH 2016 - Joey Hein
FEBRUARY 2016 - Melissa Miglionico
JANUARY 2016 - Corey Lynch
DECEMBER 2015 - Noelle Hawthorne
NOVEMBER 2015 - Jeffrey Shapiro
OCTOBER 2015 - Paula Hueshcnieder