Athlete Profile

Athlete: Amelia Penner

Amelia Penner's Profile Picture
Region:
Central East
Team:
AKP
Affiliate:
AKP CrossFit
Gender:
Female
Age:
45
Height:
5'3"
Weight:
155 lb

Benchmarks

Workouts
Fran0:00
Helen0:00
Grace0:00
Filthy 500:00
Fight Gone Bad210
Sprint 400m0:00
Run 5k0:00
Maxes
Clean & Jerk95 lb
Snatch--
Deadlift255 lb
Back Squat155 lb
Max Pull-ups7

Bio

ATHLETE INFORMATION

How I Eat

How I Train

I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate

I have a coach who determines my programming

I record my workouts

My Athletic Background

I have no athletic background besides CrossFit

My Experience With CrossFit

I began CrossFit with a coach (e.g. at an affiliate)

I have completed the CrossFit Level 1 certificate course

I have attended one or more specialty courses

I have had a life changing experience due to CrossFit

I train other people

In January 2009 I was 40 years old with no athletic background and almost 100 pounds overweight. I could not do a single push up (even on my knees) or support my body weight just hanging off the pull up bar. I remember the day Chastity asked me to run 90 SECOND intervals on the treadmill and I could not do it. I could not run for 90 seconds, how was that possible?? I went home and cried. But with the constant encouragement of the amazing community here, the trainers and my family I kept coming. It has changed my life and the lives of my family members. I still struggle with various movements and sometimes it feels like it’s one step forward and two steps back. But I continue. I ran a half marathon. I run with my kids and my husband, I play outside and in the pool. I can do the things I want to do. My 70 year old parents now CrossFit 3 times a week and have seen amazing improvements in mobility and strength. I love that CrossFit is functional and prepares me for both the expected and unexpected in daily life.

My Work/Rest Schedule

I usually only do 1 workout a day

I typically rest 4 or more days per month

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

4+ years

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Athlete Coverage

Anya Penner is an athlete for life.  Anya Penner’s parents started doing CrossFit and she joined as soon as she found CrossFit Kids. Nearly four years later, CrossFit is her sport...
Article, Posted Tue, 07.30.13