Our April Athlete of the Month is Julia McAdams! Julia found her place in our family very quickly! She’s always up for a good time and you can bet she’ll be the first to say hello at any of our social events! Julia is hungry for growth and the coaches certainly notice how hard she works in class! She is incredibly coachable and we’ve seen so much progress in her short time with us! Even in these uncertain times, she’s been consistently jumping in on our live classes and zoom socials! She has so many of the qualities that we look for in an athlete of the month! Julia, the CFA Team is proud to honor you as our April Athlete of the Month and as an awesome part of this team. Thanks for your all your hard work and we look forward to seeing all you accomplish in the years to come! Congratulations!
Julia- Juls- Julia Gulia- JMAC
I grew up swimming competitively starting at age 6. I swam as a US National level swimmer though high school and went on to swim Division 3 in college. During my sophomore year I was doing terribly in classes and knew something had to give so at the end of the season I gave it up to focus on my degree. I didn’t do much working out for years, which put on some weight, until I went through a terrible breakup and my father suggested I get a personal trainer. That got me back into lifting and I ran my first 5k. I was hooked and that slowly became longer and longer races eventually I made the transition to triathlon relying on my swimming background. I had to stop for a little while to have hip arthroscopy, torn labrum and top of my femur shaved. When I recovered I started doing half ironmans- I have done 13. And somewhere in there did 2 marathons- and no I don’t intend to do any more marathons!
I started Crossfitting when I moved to Austin in May last year.
Luckily I had been doing bootcamp workouts in Massachusetts for a few years. So it wasn’t totally foreign. I didn’t realize how much I would enjoy the strength workouts and learning new skills.
I love the community. The biggest thing I have missed in this whole COVID thing is not being face to face with everyone from the gym! It is really nice to have a group of people to hang out with and talk to that are not from work.
I am considering a possible return to triathlon and maybe half ironmans. Simple answer is I just really want to be able to do a DAYEM pull up and double unders!
Enjoy it. Push yourself when you can. Listen to your body and know when to back off.
I am working hard to make sure I train almost as much as I would if everything was normal anywhere from 5-7 days a week. I had hoped to be a bit better about yoga daily but I’m trying. Its interesting to be doing these workouts on my balcony and in my living room. I have now mastered the wall kick up to handstand while being home!
Chic-FIl-A, Gummy Candy, and lately Oreos
I still run most weekends or ride by bike. Hikes with friends.
If I am able to put that Rx next to it- they are still not all the time so its nice.
Learning the lifts… and I am still learning
DoubleD- 20 min AMRAP Partner Workout-
While one partner 400m run
Other partner completes rounds of
12 air squats
6 push ups (pick up where your partner left off)
I go at 530 not too much time to think about it. And the 530 coaches and crew keeps me coming!
Yoga, meditation, swimming, biking, running, hiking, movies, good meals, cooking, wine
I’m a certified Yoga Instructor and a Chemical Engineer for the Army (well I think a few of you know this)
Thank you all for being such a welcoming community for me when I moved here all by my self from Massachusetts! As they would say back home- WICKED PISSAH!