Happy Birthday Barb Whittekar
Tells us about yourself… I was born and raised in Smithfield where I now live with my nine year old son Daxon. I grew up with horses and sports and still love both. I was fortunate enough to play soccer at USU, graduate with a teaching and coaching degree and land a job at Logan High. I head coached for a number of seasons (11) in multiple sports and now I teach and follow/coach my son in all his sports. I think being a Mom is the greatest thing in the world! I love being active and crossfit has rejuvenated long sleeping muscles. I love the challenge of CrossFt and the people. Great People!
What’s your day job? I teach Geography and Aerobics at Logan High.
How where you introduced to CrossFit? I have a good friend that participated in last years cold war (2013). I showed up to support and thought, “I want to be able to do that”.
What’s your favorite WOD or Lift? I really like sit ups and box jumps, cleans are my favorite lift.
What is your favorite skill/movement that you have learned at CrossFit IoTA? I had never jerked before I like it, it makes me feel strong, also love that I can do kipping pull-ups now.
How has CrossFit changed your life? My life has been changed by the friends I have made at the box, what an incredible community!
What keeps you motivated and coming back for more? I love the way my muscles are responding to the workouts, but the friendships keep me coming back.
What’s something you know now that you wish someone would have said to you when you started CrossFit? It is super addicting, and you make friends for life.
One word to describe me would be… Fun-loving
I have always wanted… More kids, but I am lucky to have one.
Outside of the gym, I like to… Hang out with my son, play soccer & softball, read.
Three things you would always find in my fridge… Milk, eggs, greek yogurt.
Something nobody knows about me or would be surprised to know about me… I have a pace maker
Favorite physical activity outside of CFI… Anything involving a ball.
Favorite place to eat in Cache Valley … Old Grist Mill
Song(s) that gets me pumped up for a workout… I am not picky, I like anything thats on.
The last thing I ate was… Turkey noodle soup.
My proudest accomplishment is… I am the most proud of being a Mom, a provider, and my attitude.
My six month goal is… Oh man I am terrible at goal setting, just to stay healthy I guess.
My favorite workout attire is… As long as my sports bra and my shoes are there I am good to go.
My favorite workout partner(s)… The bright and early bunch, like I said good friends and a great community.
If you created a WOD and named it after yourself what would the workout be? My WOD would have sit-ups, hang cleans, box jumps, anything really its all a love hate relationship anyway