September’s Athlete Of The Month: Linzi Newth!

State your Name and/or Nickname please:

Linzi Newth, no nickname currently

Words to live by?

No matter how flat the pancake, there’s always two sides. – words of wisdom from my great aunt Gaye

What is your fitness background?

I tried almost every sport when I was younger but never stuck with one. I danced/cheered and ran a little bit of track in high school. Just the occasional recreational sport and normal gym stuff after that.

How long have you been CrossFitting?

1 year

What’s your favorite part of CrossFit Austin?

I love the community. Everyone is so supportive and encouraging. No one makes you feel inadequate if you can’t do something, they just try to help you improve. I also love the programming. It seems like the coaches are really invested in us as athletes and put a lot of effort into giving us the best programming possible.

What are your training goals?

I would like to get to a place where I can be competitve locally/regionally.

Favorite sport or activity?

Hiking, I love the outdoors.

Recent adventure you’re planning?

Hawaii in November, Big Bend National Park in January and hopefully a hiking trip to Peru in the spring.

Tell us something we don’t know about you…

I recently founded a nonprofit organization called Gingercare (named after a dog, not my hair color). Its purpose is to adopt adult shelter animals and place them with independent living senior citizens and then help them care for their new pet through weekly visits. All medical care, food, etc will be free and if something happens to the person, the pet comes back to us so we can re-home it. The goal is to give these senior citizens companionship and comfort while removing the financial burden and the worry of what will happen to their beloved pet if they can no longer care for it. It’s super overwhelming right now but I hope to be taking donations and client applications by the first of the year. If anyone has any experience in this field, advice is welcomed.

Longhorns or Aggies?

Come on now…..I know y’all have seen my truck.

Linzi, you have the distinct honor of being the only females in the 6:30 PM Competition Group, give us some insight into surviving all the manliness (or lack there of) each evening!

Manliness? I haven’t noticed any of that hanging around. No seriously, the guys have been incredibly encouraging. They’ve helped me make tremendous strides in the last few months. I’m extremely lucky to have such accepting and supportive friends to work with.

Leave the fine folks of CrossFit Austin with some parting words…

Be kind, you never know what others may be going through. Life is too short not to leave a positive imprint on others.