Tell us about yourself; I am the mother of 3 awesome children. Annika 6, Micah 4, and Tristan 1. They keep me busy and happy. I currently went back to school after a 5 year gap. I am attending USU studying elementary education. I love to clean and organize my house, spend time with my family, get lost in a good book, work in my yard and garden, work on my tan, and support my husband in his various activities.
What is your day job? I am a mother during the day, a student when I have a spare minute, and I clean the bakery at Maceys from 9pm-1am 3-4 days a week.
How were you introduced to CrossFit? My bff Tami Rigby wouldn’t quit talking about it!
What is your favorite lift? Push press
What is your favorite skill/movement that you have learned at CrossFit IoTA? My favorite skill/movement are burpees and knees to elbows. I also like the sumo dead lift high pull.
One word to describe me would be…ambitious
I have always wanted… to learn how to play the piano
Outside of the gym, I like to…spend time with my family, go to bear lake, and make cookies
Three things you would always find in my fridge… My favorite things to put in my fridge are: peanut butter cups and cookie dough from Papa Murphy’s
Something nobody knows about me or would be surprised to know about me… I guess I’m not very exciting because the only things I could think of are: my babies have all weighed over 8 lbs, and I have been to 3 U2 concerts.
Favorite physical activity outside of CFI… running and playing basketball
Favorite place to eat in Cache Valley… The Italian Place
Song(s) that gets me pumped up for a workout…I like Viva la Vida by Coldplay, I Gotta Feeling by Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga- Pokerface, Ali in the Jungle by The Hours, and The Wavin’ Flag by K’naan
The last thing I ate was…a Snickers candy bar
My proudest accomplishment is… having 3 beautiful children
My six month goal is… to be able to do kipping pull ups (is that what they are called?)
If I could have ANYBODY (living or dead) over for dinner, it would be… I can’t really think of anyone for myself, but to make my husband happy it would be Bono (U2)
My favorite workout attire is… Shorts and a tanktop
My favorite workout partner(s)… anyone who challenges me to work harder
If you created a WOD and named it after yourself what would the workout be?
10 Box jumps
15 Knees to elbows
20 Goblet squats
“I learned pretty quickly that Sam’s pretty darn tough! Her enthusiasm and willingness to encourage others even during the WOD is just amazing. She has a great sense of caring for others and I appreciate the energy she brings to our box.” – Coach Paul