Meet the staff: Jackie!

Jackie is our admin assistant, affectionately known as "Alive Siri," came to us from the Creamery next door, where she knew everyone's name, coffee order, and unfailingly had a smile on her face. When she applied at UB we hired her instantly. She was not a CrossFitter before joining our team but now is a regular Noon class athlete. She completed her first Murph on Memorial Day, and her comment was "it wasn't as bad as Fran!" We love you Jackie!!!

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What is your work out program?

I follow the training they do here at UB.

Do you play sports?

Not as much as I'd like.

Do you eat a particular diet or follow a specific diet philosophy?

I usually peek at what the coaches eat and then copy them, meat, veggies, rice, and I have recently added protein powder to my diet.

How often do you train?

I work out 3-4 times a week.

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How often in training do you hit a new PR or acquire a new skill?

Mostly every time because there is many moves I have not done.

What do you find contributes to your fitness the most?

The support I get here at UB. The coaches are always encouraging me to work out, and if I ever feel like can't do something, they always scale the work out for me and cheer me on.

  If you could share just one piece of knowledge to someone just starting out in their fitness journey what would it be?     It's not as scary as it looks :) Showing up and listening to the coaches helps out so much.

If you could share just one piece of knowledge to someone just starting out in their fitness journey what would it be?

It's not as scary as it looks :) Showing up and listening to the coaches helps out so much.

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How long have you been exercising for?

Consistently since December.

What is your next strength /fitness/skill goal to be achieved?

I would like to get a pull up and a push up, and get double unders too. 

What is your pie-in-the-sky health/ fitness/skill goal? Also known as a BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal)

Compete in a competition one day!!!!

Have you ever been injured? How did you move past it?

When I was in High School I fractured my foot, I also get plantar fasciitis in both of my feet. I usually take Ibuprofen and ice my foot and that helps the pain. 

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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.