Amanda Daniels is a mother, a wife, a teacher.. but also a crazed Crossfitter
since day 1.
first day I stepped into the box I was a little nervous, a little scared just
like everybody else and it was awesome. Everybody supported me, it was my first
time going through a WOD that I had no idea what I was doing and everybody was
so supportive I had a lot of fun. I was hooked, ever since then I was
hooked," said Daniels.
pregnancy Daniels said she needed the right fitness program and with her
husband's Crossfit background she decided to try it for herself only to see
said, "I definitely lost pounds but I also gained a lot of strength, a lot
of muscle and strength and endurance. The process is just like any other
process, it takes work, hard work, dedication and a lot of motivation to do it
encourages anyone willing to try Crossfit to take the first step: "you
improve each time you come. You get stronger you get faster, you get better at
the movements each day."
After doing Crossfit
for over a year, Daniels looked back on what this fitness program has given her.
"I love the way I feel, I love having this increased energy and not being
as stressed and liking my body and also being a better mother and a better wife
and a better Christian and a better teacher because of it. It's made me a
better person. It's made me better than yesterday for sure," said Daniels.
physical education teacher, Daniels said she wanted to share Crossfit with her
students, and was granted the money to do so by the Beckley Area Grant
said, "they love it, they're interested. It keeps them on their toes and
it's something different it's not the normal PE classes that they're used to
and I can actually see improvements in each one of them."
Like so many
others, Daniels said the Crossfit community is one of the greatest aspects of
"The best thing about Crossfit in my opinion is the community aspect. We
come together, were here for a goal I better ourselves, to be better than
yesterday to be healthier."