Behind the scenes with our BootCamp Athlete of the Month, Amanda!
What made you decide to join our Novem BootCamp?
I joined Novem back in February when we were still at the gym on Frankford Ave. Living right around the corner, I had always gone past it, but never ventured in. One day I found myself getting tired of the lack of variety in the fitness classes I had been attending. As much as these gyms said their workout varied day to day, I found myself getting very bored, very easily. I decided to give Novem a try just on a whim. I was instantly hooked during my first class and can safely say I have not been bored since!
Name a fitness goal that you have.
My upper body strength has always been a large area for improvement for me, so being able to accomplish band-less chin ups and pull ups would be my main fitness goal.
Tell us one thing about yourself that no one in the gym knows about you.
NERD ALERT! I can recite every lyric of every song in Grease, and I love that movie so much that I named my cat after one of the characters, Rizzo.
What is your Athletic background?
Softball was the main organized sport I played, but I was always active growing up. I started becoming a regular gym-goer in high school and maintained that lifestyle ever since. I ran my first half marathon in college and have been in and out of distance running since then. Along with Novem, I also try to do Baptiste yoga 1-2 times per week.
What is your Favorite and Least Favorite Movement? Why?
My favorite movement is battle ropes! They’re fun and you feel like a bad ass when you’re done with them. My least favorite movement is plate pushes! Plate pushes are such an innocent looking movement that just destroys you every time.
How has BootCamp changed your outlook on everyday life?
I have always been a morning workout attendee, but Novem has made my daily regimen so much easier because I love working out with my 6 AM-ers! We all have such a sense of comradery because, let’s be serious, you have to be a little crazy to willingly wake up that early to work out. I try to emulate the positive energy and support I receive every morning with the coaches and athletes to my daily work life.