Angie Price is our spotlight athlete. When she first started CF she had to modify everything due to bad knees and poor mobility. After lots of hard work and persistence Angie can squat below parallel and loves to lift heavy weight! She hardly ever misses a day, never cuts her workouts short, and never scales her reps. She has a smile on her face and encourages everyone! I don’t think she would mind us telling her age - she should be proud that at 53 she is an inspiration to us all. She is also signed up for the CrossFit Open - we can’t wait to see how she does!
Here is some more about Angie:
How long have you been Crossfitting?
I started in June of 2016.
What made you start CF?
I wanted to try something different than attending a “gym” every day.
I also was trying to find something that would help me with mobility in my joints/arthritis.
What changes have you seen since starting CF?
I’m a lot stronger, feel over all heather, and it has helped with mobility in my joints. I actually have improved my range of motion in my knees. I have to modify movements, but with help from the coaches I have learned ways to do the work that is still effective.
I’ve also lost several inches in my waist and hips, which is a plus.
What is your favorite/least favorite movement?
Deadlifts are my favorite-I have this movement figured out where I can lift properly.
Burpees/Wall Balls—I’m still in the process of learning the proper form and BREATHING.
What is your favorite part of CF Conway?
My favorite part of CF Conway is the coaches and the people (community feeling). We all keep each other accountable. Kevin and Kelly have been great teachers/coaches/mentors.
I also like the challenges and I’ve done so much with my body I didn’t EVER think I could do before.
What are your long term goals?
I would like to continue to attend CF Conway to improve my health and mobility. I would like to be able to conquer some of the movements, such as the burpees and wall balls.
What advice do you have for people wanting to start CF?
It really doesn’t matter how old you are, you can modify movements to fit your body.
As Kevin says, check your ego at the door. Take it slow and don’t get discouraged, it’s a lot to learn, but definitely worth it!