Workout of the Day
8 x 100m Sprint
Rest is the walk back to the line
*Score is your slowest sprint time*
Cash Out: Door to Door Handstand Walk OR HS practice
We are back with another Athlete Spotlight! I want a big cyber drum roll for Savannah Salmans! She isn’t exclusive to any one class time, but she is exclusive to being awesome. She’s a dream to coach, a wonder mom, a beast to work out with and a privilege to know. Savannah, we are so lucky to have you as one of our athletes
What’s your day job?
I am a stay at home mom of 2 boys. A 6 year old and a 6 month old… And I’m about to have another baby so I am sure I will be employed for a while.
When did you start CrossFit?
I started CrossFit in April of 2010.
What made you start CrossFit?
I was a personal trainer and I thought I was in great shape. I mean 108lbs and I could run all day long. You cant beat that right? So my when my husband emailed me a workout while he was on deployment and told me to do it I said, “that is easy. I can do that.” It was FRAN. I puked and I loved it. AND majorly scaled it. I asked him where he got that workout from and he said. crossfit.com. I was like what the heck is CrossFit?
What got you hooked?
I was hooked after my husband had me do FRAN and I have never looked back. Once I got my first pull-up that was it for me. Love at first sight, you might say.
I really really really like Murph. I know it is crazy but it challenges me and I like that.
What impact has CrossFit made on your life?
I had liver cancer almost 4 years ago when I was 22 years old. I had never been into fitness before that. (I became a personal trainer right after I recovered) As a matter of fact I was so opposite of what a fit and healthy lifestyle should be. Having had the cancer and beating it gave me a new outlook on life in general and CrossFit has allowed me to feel strong and to feel beautiful and healthy more that just traditional exercise ever had. I actually feel that my mind is stronger and I am more optimistic about life because of what I have learned I am capable of through CrossFit.
What is the best thing about CrossFit Oceana?
Umm… The coaches for sure. I LOVE the coaches.. Each and everyone of them. There is great structure and knowledge that it just makes me feel like I am getting the best training from all of them.
What is your most goal to achieve under our roof?
I want to compete (If I ever stop popping out these kids). I don’t really have one single desire as far as nailing a lift but I would like to be strong enough and fast enough to do well in competitions. At one point I wanted to be able to do a proper snatch without getting scared but Coach Matt already helped me achieve that.
Any other comments:
I have belonged to other gyms in my fitness journey and Oceana has been by far the most organized and knowledgeable gym I have found. I think I’ll keep you guys.