CrossFit Woodstock Member Profile #7: Andria DeSpain
Hey Andria, tell us a little bit about yourself. Where you call home, hobbies, favorite things…
I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, UT, although I’ve lived in Key West, Fl., Seattle, WA., and Boise, ID as well. I currently work as a psychotherapist specializing in trauma and addictions. I’ve also worked as a waitress, receptionist in a neurology clinic, and as a lab tech researching human pheromones (which besides what I’m doing now was my favorite). I have a lovely husband, Ron, who is my very best friend, two sweet dogs named ShuShu and Ruby, a Red Crowned Amazon parrot named Holly.
Then basic mandatory fitness questions…
How long have you been doing CrossFit? Two and a half years. Why CrossFit? Because it’s so much fun! What is your fitness history? I’ve been active throughout my life, starting with gymnastics, creative dance and ballet as a kid. Downhill and telemark skiing through high school , followed by Wa Do Ryu karate throughout my 20’s, then Muay Thai throughout my 30’s, and now, CrossFit in my 40’s and lots of yoga off and on throughout. In 2009, I completed a 500 hour yoga teacher training with D’Ana Baptiste and have created yoga classes for increase prop. What have you gained from CrossFit? I’ve never been stronger!
Describe your dream vacation.
The Orient Express. In winter.
If your house caught on fire, what 3 possessions would you save?
My two dogs and my parrot.
What would you have for your last meal?
Bacon blue cheese burger.
What is something you are looking forward to/excited about?
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds @ the Schnitz, this Saturday.
Your favorite place that you have visited and why.
Paris, France because… it’s Paris, France!
Thank you for sharing, Andria, and thanks for being such a strong and positive presence here in our gym. You set a good example for the rest of us.
Daily Warmup (check the board)
Front rack improvement with low band (starts at 5:00 in video) 2 min each side
Clearing hip impingement with band (posterior distraction) 2 min each side
10 min to establish 1RM front squat. Record this number.
100 Deadlifts 185/135
Every minute on the minute do 5 burpees (start with the deadlift).
If needed, scale appropriately to finish in 10 minutes or less.