Guys, this chick is awesome. She's an SF native who attends classes at lots of different times, so you probably have met her no matter when your time slot is. It's pretty clear at first glance that she's a strong athlete, but Amelia is also a well-rounded athlete - she CrossFits, she plays soccer, and she even participates in in-house strength competitions at Google where she works. That's right, Google has in-house strength competitions! You rule, Amelia!
Name: Amelia E
Nickname / Alter Ego: AE (I'm basically too lazy to type my whole name, and it stuck with some folks.)
Hometown: Born in SF, raised mostly in Santa Rosa.
Occupation: Brand & Consumer Research (I keep tech people in touch with the opinions of real, normal people.)
When did you first start CrossFitting? February 2012 when I was living in Minnesota
When did you first start CrossFitting at UB? August 2015, a year after I moved back home to SF
Favorite WOD: power cleans are my jam, so WODs with those
Least favorite WOD: anything with double unders; there's bound to be under-my-breath cursing
How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? I actually found Paleo first in the course of self-diagnosing some food sensitivities, and it seemed like the two went together. I poked around for a good local gym, did my first deadlifts, and never looked back.
What is an unexpected way CrossFit has affected your life? So many! I've got pretty sad shoulder mobility and I never would have known or started working on it without the awesome coaches who have pointed it out and given me tips over the past 4 years. I'd probably be a hunchback at 50 without that. My bone density is in the 97th percentile for my age group, which is pretty awesome. Also, I never have to worry about subbing for a soccer team last minute. I know I'm in decent enough shape year round to not get too smoked on the field.
What’s your secret talent? I'm a fourth generation pilot, though an out of practice one. I love nerding out to aviation, so if there are any other flying geeks I want to know so I can ask you a million questions.