Amber Reeves: Owner/Head Coach
CrossFit Level 1
“I have always been a “gym rat” and love working out/being in the gym. I have tried different types of workouts and taught Group Exercise for years. I finally got off the band wagon and figured out what it means to really be fit, CrossFit. After being introduced to CrossFit I did it off an on and I wasn’t as sold as Jason right away, it took a while…years, in fact. I did like competing with Jason in WOD’s and had a blast, yet all the workouts were “hard” – harder than anything I had ever done before! I now look forward to the WOD and giving it my best knowing that I left nothing at the gym and will be faster, stronger, harder because of it. Jason and I have 3 girls(I know poor guy), and we do workouts together. The kids love competing against each other and can do some moves better than us (flexibility as a kid is priceless)! CrossFit is a lifestyle that we embrace and love!”
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (2009 and 2012)
CrossFit Mobility (2012)
CrossFit Olympic Lifting (2012)
CrossFit Gymnastics (2012)
CrossFit Coach’s Prep (2013)
I have been trying to get the most performance out of my body since I joined the military. Back then pushups, sit ups, and running were the Holy Grail (at least that’s what we were told). After leaving the military behind I decided to pursue a professional career that, once again, included physical ability as a way to grade overall job performance. Unlike the military there were no daily mandatory, regimented training sessions. After the academy I was left to my own notions of what being “fit” meant, as long as I met the physical standards.
I am a meathead. I love lifting heavy stuff. Deadlifts, squats, and bench-press have always been a staple in my training. I also knew that cardio had a place so I started playing around with intervals on the treadmill followed by heavy lifting sessions or vise versa. I thought I was on to something then I heard of CrossFit.
I was extremely skeptical. I looked at a few workouts and thought there’s no way this could work. I spent hours in the gym every week doing my muscle and fiction routines of curls, delt and calf raises and the idea of a 10 to 20 minute workout taking the place of that was absurd. Before I started to make jokes and bash this CrossFit thing I committed to it for 6 months. I thought the best testimonial about how ridiculous this thing was my own. After 6 months I was hooked. I was faster, stronger, and had better endurance. I loved learning how to safely get the most efficiency out of my body and be able to translate that into real life. I loved that it turned my workouts into a sport. I loved that it removed all the wasted silly movements that I once thought to be vital.
I believe that CrossFit is for everyone. Maybe not every day, maybe not every workout, and maybe not every movement but everyone can become better with CrossFit. If you are a tri-athlete, a couch potato, a grandma, a grandpa, a power lifter, a soccer mom, or anything in between CrossFit will make you better.
(I think I used all my words on that one.)