Athlete Profile: Amy Frigm
First things first: how do you pronounce your name? The g is silent. So it's "Frim."
Thanks! So, how long have you been with us? It's been a little over a year.
What initially brought you to CrossFit York? I had a colleague who worked out at CrossFit Collective [in Lancaster]. I was looking for something different fitness-wise; I'd tried a whole bunch of stuff to get in shape and nothing had worked.
So what do you think has made CrossFit successful for you? The mystery and excitement of not knowing that the workout will be keeps me coming in. And the fact that the workouts are constantly varied makes CrossFit effective.
Hey, you're using some official language there. That's cool. Yes, I'm a bit of a sponge. When I first began crossfitting, I would constantly look up definitions on the internet. And I find it awesome how there are so many different coaching styles here -- and I love them all -- yet even with the different coaches and styles, the information and message are always consistent. I learn so much from everyone.
What are your favorite movements? I love the back squat. And the deadlift. Those are my strongest.
What challenges you? Anything overhead. [Editor's note: join the club! But you're looking pretty good there <---!]
What advice would you offer someone who is uncertain about trying CrossFit? I would encourage them to try it for 6 months.
Six months! That's quite a trial. Yes, but that's what I did. I had to give it a chance. And there are so many different movements and workouts -- they're unlimited, really -- that you need to give it time. You have to give your body a chance to adapt. Also, a huge part of CrossFit York is the community and the friends you make. Those also develop over time.
We love your son, Shawn. You must be proud of him. Yes, he's a really good kid. He saw the changes in me and has been hearing me talk about CrossFit forever, so he finally decided to try it and he's really taken to it. I wish he would have started sooner, but he needed to come to it on his own. I didn't want to be that mom.
Talk a little bit about your goals. I'd like to take my fitness to the next level. I'm planning on adding an additional day to my workout schedule, to go from 4 days a week to 5. Also, I'd like to improve my pull-ups and double unders. I think I'd like to be a faster runner, too.