Athlete Profile

Athlete: Emily Leighton

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160 lb


Filthy 500:00
Fight Gone Bad--
Sprint 400m0:00
Run 5k26:59
Clean & Jerk145 lb
Snatch105 lb
Deadlift275 lb
Back Squat--
Max Pull-ups29


firefighter/EMT for Decatur Fire and Rescue in Decatur Alabama. Level 1 Certified and trainer at Crossfit Impulse in Madison Alabama. Mother of 2 very active yet amazing kids. Was introduced to CrossFit in November of 2008 and never looked back. It is a lifestyle for me and my family now and enjoy every minute of it.


How I Eat

I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount

I eat 1-3 full cheat meals per week

My diet is getting better, but not yet there.

How I Train

I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate

I workout mostly at home, work, or a traditional gym

I write my own programming

I workout at the Affiliate I coach in, and also have a full garage gym at home, and have some equipment at the firestation I work in. Which ever is the most convienient on that day is where I WOD. I change up my workouts doing some from mainsite and programming some on my own.

My Athletic Background

I played youth or high school level sports

Played soccer and tennis in highschool. Ran track, swam, and softball club teams growing up and in college.

My Experience With CrossFit

I began CrossFit by trying it alone (without a coach)

I have completed the CrossFit Level 1 certificate course

I train other people

I was introduced to it in a globo gym with no coach, just watching demos from the main site. After over 2 years I got my level one, joined an affiliate, and began coaching.

My Work/Rest Schedule

I do multiple workouts in a day 3+ times a week

Some days I run and workout, others I'll do 2 or 3 WOD's. I will rest on sundays and days that the kids schedule do not allow me to workout. I dont have a specific schedule, I let my body do the talking.

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

2-4 years