Are you looking for a cool new way to rep Body Armor? We just got these sweet shaker bottles with our logo that you can buy for $9.95. Did we mention that they come in red or black? These shaker bottles are perfect for mixing your protein drinks or whatever else you can think of. We have them stocked in the display case so next time you’re in, just talk to someone in the office or a coach to get yours!
Wednesday – “Is he alone who has courage on his right hand and faith on his left hand?” Charles Lindbergh
This month we are featuring Maggie Shaffer as our athlete of the month. Maggie recently participated in our WODlympics (pictured)and has been making amazing gains in her strength and overall fitness–all with a smile on her face. Take a few seconds to read more about Maggie below, and come WOD with her in one of our Level 2 classes. You’ll be glad you met her!
AGE: 24 years old
How long have you been working out at Body Armor? A little over a year
How many times a week do you CrossFit? 4-5 days a week
Do you have any background in athletics, such as playing high school or college sports? I have played sports all my life, the staple being basketball, which I played all the way through college. In high school I ran cross country and tried my hand at golf for one season.
Do you participate in any sports or physical activities other than CrossFit? I walk A LOT at my work, but other than that, CrossFit is all that I have time for.
What led you to begin CrossFit? My husband and I were tired of the same old gym routine, and I was really starting to lack the motivation to even work out anymore. We had tried to mix it up with different weight lifting programs, even P90X, but I couldn’t stay committed to any of them. One of my husband’s friends went to Body Armor and told him to give it a try. Needless to say, I was somewhat dragged to my first class, but it didn’t take long to know that I had found the solution to my boredom.
What are your current fitness goals and how has CrossFit helped you achieve them? My entire life I have been known as the skinny girl with chicken legs and stick arms. When I first started, my goal was to not only become stronger, but look stronger. Over my first year of CrossFit, I have started to see this change by staying committed and pushing myself. I wasn’t able to get full range of motion on an air squat when I first started, so I would say I’ve come a long way so far, but so much more to work towards!
What is your favorite WOD or movement? I feel like “favorite” is a loose term when it comes to a WOD or movement. I tend to hate everything whenever I am in the act of doing it, because I usually feel like I am dying. If I had to choose on that I mind the least, it would be Deck of Death (kind of ironic, I know).
What is your least favorite WOD or movement? I really do not like rowing. It drives me crazy knowing that I am using all that energy and not going anywhere.
And a little more about Maggie: My husband is David (also a Body Armor member), who disgusts me by how easy he makes the movements and lifts look. We are a military family stationed here at Fort Sam Houston. We have a dog named “Mikey,” who is basically our child. I work at the AT&T Center in the Service Innovation department, which is a fancy name for Guest Services, and I work events there which results in a lot of hours. I tell people that I do CrossFit so I can eat whatever I want, which is somewhat true, but David reminds me that I need to eat healthy. I complain a lot about going to work out, but I genuinely love going to Body Armor every day and getting my butt kicked.