Weekly Dose of Awesome: Amy B

Most of our athletes are CrossFitters for the dual purposes of being fit and looking super hot - two very important things whose impact on life and psyche cannot be understated. But some of our athletes are in it for another reason: to support the sport that they love. CrossFit is a means to increase strength and conditioning in order to dominate the true love of their life... be it soccer, rugby, basketball, or in this case, pole dancing.

That's right, our own Amy B is a competitive pole dancer and coach! No wonder she has a lat spread and ab strength that is the envy of the morning classes, she spends her time flagging, inverting, and spinning on the pole. Thanks to her pole-given athleticism, she's able to pick up movements quickly and integrate coaching cues on the fly. She takes the time to make sure she's really mastering the movements before piling on weight - the key to ensuring a long and healthy relationship with weightlifting. She even wrote about it recently!

Amy - we think you're totally awesome... and who's in for a UB outing to Studio Botan to take a lesson from Amy?

Amy B. flying on the box jumps

And flying on the aerial silks!

Olivia Graff

Olivia's athletic origins lie in gymnastics and circus arts. After finding CrossFit in 2007, she became obsessed, and three years later left her IT career and opened United Barbell. Olivia is particularly passionate about helping people new to fitness to find joy in their growing athletic abilities. Since the birth of her daughter, Isis, in 2013, Olivia can add helping little ones find their athletic path to her list of passions.