Amanda has answered the age old question, can a hairstylist be strong and an incredible Weightlifter...the answer, YES!
In only one year Amanda has become one of Durables top athletes in weightlifting. She'll never tell you that so we'll do it for her! Last year she finished 1st in our gym wide weightlifting competition for women!
You'll find Amanda in the 930am class before she heads in to her salon that she owns and operates. If you haven't yet run into her during classes read on to find out more!
What did you think about CrossFit before you walked through the
doors for the first time?
I thought it was INTIMIDATING. I remember my sister (a seasoned
crossfitter) trying to show me how to do a clean and I didn’t even have
the wrist mobility to hold the bar up correctly. Then I tried a free class
and was instantly hooked.
What kept you coming back?
The constant variation of learning new skills and skill progression.
Everyday is something different and every day is an opportunity for
The tangible results. Not only does my body look and feel better, I’ve
learned so many movements I thought I could never do like toes to bar,
double unders, cleans, etc. Being able to look back a year ago when I
couldn’t do one double under to now doing 30, is such a cool feeling and
I know that if I keep working at it next year I’ll be doing 50+ double
under no problem.
What might you tell someone who is still on the fence about trying
DO IT. Stop questioning yourself. It doesn’t matter what kind of shape
you are in. There is something for EVERYBODY. It’s your workout,
and the coaches will support you the whole way through it.
Don’t be intimidated by the other athletes. Every single person is at a
different place in their training and no one is here to judge you.
What’s your favorite WOD/Movement?
Anything involving cleans because they are my strongest movement.
And I think they’re fun!
What is the last thing you googled?
Haha, Crossfit Games. Checking the leader board to see which of my
favorite ‘Dottir girls is leading in the open this year!!!
What is a weird fact that people may not know about yourself? I picked up a copperhead snake when I was a child. Snakes have never
bothered me but flying bugs, forget about it. I will freak out at a flying
bug every time.
Also, I love goats. My husband promised me if we moved to the country
I could have goats in pajamas.
If you could choose one superpower what would it be and why?
Does eating whatever you want and not getting fat count as a super
What was the first concert you ever saw?
What new skill will you have a year from now?
Handstand walks! They take incredible stability which I don’t have
much of yet so thats something I want to work on.