Hannah Friedel

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CrossFit Level 1 Certified (CF-Level 1)

American Heart Association CPR/AED Certified

Attended Freestyle Connection Movement Seminar with Coach Carl Paoli

Being active has always been a huge part of my life. Even as a little girl growing up with an older brother, I was instantly introduced to sports and playing with the boys. Still to this day I continue to play sports and love competing. Being active has been and always will be a huge part of my life.

After I had my son in ‘08 I picked up running, working out at a local gym, and completed my first marathon in ‘09. I had first heard of CrossFit after completing my marathon but didn’t really look into it at that point. My initial thoughts were what most think, "seems like a cult" so I guess I am just as guilty as the rest for thinking that. As time went by, I was surprised with gift cards for my birthday and mother's day in May '10 to give CrossFit a try. Thanks to Chris for the gifts because I got rid of my globo gym membership and haven’t looked back since.

Obviously my initial thoughts of CrossFit being a “cult” are no longer the feelings I have. I feel bad that I initially thought that but perhaps that helps me see it for what it truly is, a community of family. You don’t know until you try right? I have met some amazing people and love the challenge CrossFit gives me everyday.

I am excited to be a part of the Prevail coaching staff because I want to help and encourage others to achieve their goals in any way I can. I have always loved helping people and I hope I can continue to do so through my passion for CrossFit.

Favorite WOD: Really don't have a favorite WOD, but love Double Unders & Heavy Weight

Least Favorite WOD: Almost anything with Box Jumps or "Barbara"

Favorite Food: Grilled Chicken Salad and Sweet Potato Fries

Favorite 'Cheat' Food: Ice Cream

Best WOD Music: Dance or loud/heavy

Top Short Term Goal: Increase weight on Snatch and Clean & Jerk

Top Long Term Goal: 1 Muscle Up

Three Words to Describe Me: Energetic, Funny, & Caring

If I am not at CrossFit Prevail, you will most likely find me:
At home with my family, at work, or dancing to my own beat