CONGRATULATIONS TO APACHE CROSSFIT'S SEPTEMBER ATHLETE OF THE MONTH CANDICE SCHULTZ!!!!!
Candice has shown huge improvements inside the gym always putting up big numbers and great times. She is a great athlete and is always optimistic, willing to take herself out of her comfort zone to complete the task at hand in both our CrossFit and Endurance classes. Candice will always push herself to be better and do better; in fact, she most recently entered and completed her first half marathon! We're looking forward to watching Candice progress further and continue putting up those big numbers!! Congrats once again from all of us at Apache CrossFit!!!
1. When did you start CrossFit?
I started CrossFit this past spring during the Apache Live, Look, Feel Better Challenge.
2. Favorite WOD?
I pretty much like most of the workouts with the 21-15-9 scheme.
3. Least Favorite WOD?
I tend to hate my life when I walk in and I see any workout that has burpees posted on the board.
4. Favorite lift?
I really like most of the lifts, but my favorite has always been back squat.
5. Least favorite lift?
I don't think there is a lift that I don't enjoy, but there are definitely are some movements... like burpees!!
6. Tell us a little bit abiut yourself (family, job, sports, interests, etc)
I attended Rutgers University where studied Spanish and Psychology as well as competed the shot put and hammer throw for four years. I am a Spanish teacher and track/cross country coach at High School East. I love to travel all over, but my favorite destination is Disney!
7. What were you doing before CROSSFIT?
Before I started CrossFit I would occasionally lift at the high school and sporadically run at the gym.
8. What were your thoughts after your first CrossFit workout?
My first thoughts were, holy crap, what did I get myself into?!?!
9. What are your current goals?
My goals right now are to continue getting stronger and to keep seeing personal records. I'd like to see a 170 clean and a 300 back squat.
10. What advice would you give to a newbie just joing Apache CrossFit?
Stick with it! At first, just being thrown into a workout, it almost seems like a complete jolt from reality. You go into it not thinking it's going to be as hard as it is and that can be overwhelming. I'm not going to say it gets easier, because it doesn't and it shouldn't. If all the workouts were easy, what would be the point in doing them? You should keep pushing yourself to find your true boundaries.
11. Something you might not now about me is.....
After graduating from Rutgers I was offered a track and field throws coaching position at Princeton University, but had to turn it down. I often wonder how that would have worked out.
"Squat, jump, climb, throw, lift." Greg Glassman