July Athlete of the Month: Amanda VandenPlas

Name: Amanda VandenPlas

Age: 28

Where did you grow up? Green Bay

When did you become a member at RedDoor? January 2013

What do you do when you’re not at RedDoor CrossFit? I am a hairstylist. So I work part timeish.. and I have 2 kids so I do anything I can with them!

How did you find out about CrossFit? Was invited to try the Christmas Eve WOD and I was hooked.

When did you realize CrossFit was right for you? When I started to see the benefits of it and realizing I love to be slightly competitive. 😀

What is your favorite WOD or movement? I like a lot of the body weight movements and any WOD that has pull-ups, push ups, anything like that.

What is your least favorite WOD/movement? I struggle with rowing and snatching. Always looking to improve those two things 😀

What would your perfect WOD look like? Hmm something with a little bit of just about everything. Like 15 reps of 15/20 different movements. ☺️

What is one thing you have done at RedDoor that you never thought you would do? In general; I never thought I would be able to lift heavy weights ever in my life and I do now. I have accomplished way more than I ever thought possible! My biggest accomplishment to date is staying working out and healthy thru my second pregnancy. Maybe a chicken wingy bar muscle up too 👌🏽

What motivates you during a CrossFit WOD? Amanda Fischer

What is something about yourself we might not know about you? Hmm i am not really sure!!!

What advice would you give something just starting CrossFit? Do not be discouraged . Do not compare yourself with others. We all started exactly where you are. Make time and put effort in and you will become the healthiest version of yourself.

Fill in the blank…
I like… spending time with my family
I eat…. a lot of boring food that is always the same!!!
I do… “remodel” we’ll call it that; my house all the time!
I am… hmmmm not too sure…