The Weekly Dose of Awesome

Shelly is a fan of the good things; food, fitness and deadlifts to name a few. She comes across as someone who is lighthearted and fun, not taking herself too seriously. At the same time, she is focused, extremely determined and conscientious. I'm a big fan of this strong lady, and wanted to give you all an opportunity to know her better. 


Name: Shelly Jang

Nickname / Alter Ego: Shell or Shell Shell...sometimes...if you've known me for a LONG time

Hometown: Seoul, Korea

Occupation: Data Scientist at Athos

When did you first start CrossFitting?: June 2012

When did you first start CrossFitting at UB?: November 2014

Favorite WOD: The first RX WOD I ever did was "Christine," and thus my favorite/has-a-special-place-in-my-heart

Least favorite WOD: "Jackie"

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? Before Tomoki and I were married, we only saw each other on the weekends. He took me to kick boxing then suggested we start CrossFit together.

What is an unexpected way CrossFit has affected your life? It has helped me see the benefit of exercise. I was in grad school when I started CrossFit, and it helped me relieve stress.

What is the first song in your favorite playlist right now? Steel bars by Michael Bolton (go ahead, give it a listen:

What is your favorite cheat meal? No cheat, it's a treat! Spam Musubi