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Posted on Aug 22, 2014 in Daily WOD | 0 comments

Spotlight Athlete on Mary D’Andrea

 

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1. Name and “board name” (or what should your board name be)? What are your stats (optional)?
Mary

2. Where did you grow up? Where do you live now?
Grew up in Copiague until I was 14 and then we moved to Babylon. I went to college in Philadelphia and I bought a co-op in Park Slope, Brooklyn and lived there for 5 years. Once I got married we moved back to Long Island and have been living in Amityville for the past 18 years.

3. What do you do for a living? I am an Interior Designer. I own MDA Design Ltd. which is a full service Interior Design firm that caters to both Residential and Commercial design. I also own a retail store called Bella Maison which is right here in Amityville. This is a Interior Design Center that also sells home accessories and has a women’s boutique where you can purchase jewelry, scarves, pocketbooks etc.

4. When did you become part of the Diamond family and why did you join? I know its hard to believe but I am one of the original girls that would work out in Jens driveway. I joined because of Jen. After spending several summers with Jen and always seeing her in a bathing suit. I thought to myself this “Crossfit” really does work . I also liked the fact that the workouts were short and quick. Well, at least most of them.

5. What was your athletic background before joining CFD? NONE. I’m sure no one will find this shocking. Yes, I would dapple at going to the gym but I never really pushed myself. As far as any type of athletic team sport in school definitely not. I don’t even like sports.

6. What is your favorite wod/exercise? I like the wods that do not involve weight lifting. An occasional dead lift or clean and jerk that’s ok.

7. What is your least favorite wod/exercise? BURPEES and anything that has to do with a snatch. Oh and I almost forgot. The Turkish get up and those silly concrete garden balls. You will not see me in the gym when this is posted.

8. What is your biggest milestone, achievement, or “A-ha” moment at CFD? I would have to say I have come along way with the jump rope. Although I can not do a double under when I first started I couldn’t even jump rope correctly. One of the other big achievements for me was the Paleo Challenge. I actually gave up Diet Soda. Although I have gained back my weight loss I still have not had a diet soda.

9. What goal(s) are you looking to accomplish? Would like to get stronger.

10. What are your hobbies and interests outside of CFD? I like to travel and spend time with my family.

11. What is something that we may not know about you? I have a great husband and three beautiful children.

12. What is your favorite cheat meal? Potatoes chips and onion dip with a nice cold Michelob Light.

13. What is some advice or encouragement for someone just starting CFD or thinking of starting? Don’t be intimidated. Anyone can do it. the trainers are great and will work with your abilities. Just Do it!!!!

WEEKEND HOURS

Saturday:  8:30 & 9:30 am Group Sessions  11:00 am OLY Session (All levels welcome!)

Sunday:  8:30 & 9:30

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Athlete Spotlight on Mary D’Andrea

Posted on Aug 22, 2014 in Athlete Spotlight | 0 comments

Spotlight Athlete on Mary D’Andrea

 

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1. Name and “board name” (or what should your board name be)? What are your stats (optional)?
Mary

2. Where did you grow up? Where do you live now?
Grew up in Copiague until I was 14 and then we moved to Babylon. I went to college in Philadelphia and I bought a co-op in Park Slope, Brooklyn and lived there for 5 years. Once I got married we moved back to Long Island and have been living in Amityville for the past 18 years.

3. What do you do for a living? I am an Interior Designer. I own MDA Design Ltd. which is a full service Interior Design firm that caters to both Residential and Commercial design. I also own a retail store called Bella Maison which is right here in Amityville. This is a Interior Design Center that also sells home accessories and has a women’s boutique where you can purchase jewelry, scarves, pocketbooks etc.

4. When did you become part of the Diamond family and why did you join? I know its hard to believe but I am one of the original girls that would work out in Jens driveway. I joined because of Jen. After spending several summers with Jen and always seeing her in a bathing suit. I thought to myself this “Crossfit” really does work . I also liked the fact that the workouts were short and quick. Well, at least most of them.

5. What was your athletic background before joining CFD? NONE. I’m sure no one will find this shocking. Yes, I would dapple at going to the gym but I never really pushed myself. As far as any type of athletic team sport in school definitely not. I don’t even like sports.

6. What is your favorite wod/exercise? I like the wods that do not involve weight lifting. An occasional dead lift or clean and jerk that’s ok.

7. What is your least favorite wod/exercise? BURPEES and anything that has to do with a snatch. Oh and I almost forgot. The Turkish get up and those silly concrete garden balls. You will not see me in the gym when this is posted.

8. What is your biggest milestone, achievement, or “A-ha” moment at CFD? I would have to say I have come along way with the jump rope. Although I can not do a double under when I first started I couldn’t even jump rope correctly. One of the other big achievements for me was the Paleo Challenge. I actually gave up Diet Soda. Although I have gained back my weight loss I still have not had a diet soda.

9. What goal(s) are you looking to accomplish? Would like to get stronger.

10. What are your hobbies and interests outside of CFD? I like to travel and spend time with my family.

11. What is something that we may not know about you? I have a great husband and three beautiful children.

12. What is your favorite cheat meal? Potatoes chips and onion dip with a nice cold Michelob Light.

13. What is some advice or encouragement for someone just starting CFD or thinking of starting? Don’t be intimidated. Anyone can do it. the trainers are great and will work with your abilities. Just Do it!!!!

 

 

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TGIF – August 22, 2014

Posted on Aug 22, 2014 in Daily WOD | 0 comments

Jen on her last day before she heads back to school.

Have fun Jen, we’ll miss you!!!

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WOD (Part 1):

WENDLERS 5/3/1

Deadlift:  Wave A

Warm Up

75% x 5

80% x 5

85% x 5

 

WOD (Part 2):

150 Burpees for Time

Oh yeah….you read that right!!!

*Compare results in Logsitall.

 

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Thursday – August 21, 2014

Posted on Aug 20, 2014 in Daily WOD | 0 comments

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A crew of Diamonders went to go see the New York Rhinos this past Tuesday.  What fun!!!

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WOD (Part 1):

“Rings Fun”

Member’s Choice!

Have some fun on the rings.  Kip, chin ups, skin the cat, inverted hang, muscle ups,…. pick something and get at it.

 

WOD (Part 2):

“Baby Cakes”
20 Minute AMRAP

250 Meter Row

15 Ball Slams  20lb/15lb

15 Box Jumps  24″/20″

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Hump Day – August 20, 2014

Posted on Aug 19, 2014 in Daily WOD | 0 comments

 

 

With all your hard work and dedication, why not consider this….?

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WOD:

CrossFit Games Event 7/27/14

“DOUBLE GRACE”

For time:
60 clean and jerks (135 / 95 lb.)

 

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