FCCF Athlete: Amanda D.

“As one of the coaches who regularly coaches Harry, Amanda’s husband, I was excited to start coaching Amanda when she joined. It was fun to see them feed off each other’s energy and quip back and forth before class and during workout prep. From onset, Amanda has approached learning movements and refining her technique with a cerebral approach, and this is an approach that I appreciate. She takes great care in implementing coaching queues and I can see her trying to keep these adjustments in check in the middle of workouts.

In addition to her attention to detail with learning and improving her technique, she has committed to putting in consistent time and effort to allow for this. Since she started, she has increased her consistency and has never wavered, always coming to the gym on her routine, regardless of what skill is in the workout that day. This consistency has paid off, resulting in her overall capacity as an athlete increasing, month over month.” – Coach James

Check out Amanda’s Spotlight below!

Q&A with Amanda

What inspired you to try CrossFit? How long have you been doing it? 

I had done boot camp for almost 4 years and it was time to move onto something new. I wanted more challenge and I wanted to try the barbell!

What is your least favorite CrossFit movement?

? Squat snatches…and I don’t love the assault bike

What is your favorite CrossFit movement?

Bench press or deadlifts!

Do you have a goal you are working on at the gym?

I would love to get my toes to bar in the six months!

What is one thing that CrossFit has changed about your life that you never expected it to?

I have made it a priority to workout now and that is something I wouldn’t have said about myself in my earlier years.

Are you married? Do you have children?

Yes, married and yes, one son…Tucker 8

Where are you originally from? How long have you lived in Louisville?

Born and raised and lived here in Louisville my entire life.

What do you do for a living? How long have you been doing it? 

I am a food broker…simply put, I sell food to restaurants, schools, colleges/universities, hospitals, anywhere that prepares and sells food. I’ve been in the food industry since college, I’ve been a broker for about 15 years.

What is the best concert you’ve ever been to?


When have you felt your biggest adrenaline rush?

Finishing a half marathon.

What job would you be terrible at?

Anything medical where I would have to deal with other peoples bodily fluids.

What are you addicted to?

Harry says Disney. I would say I’m more addicted to planning vacations in general though I do love Disney ?

What is the most memorable gift you’ve ever received?

Harry planned me a surprise trip for my 40th birthday! A couple days at Universal because I’m a Harry Potter freak and then a 5 day cruise…our first cruise ever.

Amanda with her husband Harry.

Thank you for being a member of the Fern Creek CrossFit family, Amanda. 

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