Meet your Armadian: Imelda Bettinger
Tell us a little about your Non-CrossFit Life.
I am married and have 3 kids, a daughter and two sons. I worked in IT for 21 years before I stopped working in August 2015. I'm now a stay at home mom, a better cook and a chauffeur to many skateparks. I like to stay active and enjoy Rucking outside of CrossFit.
When did you begin your training at CrossFit Armada, and how has it influenced your life?
I started CrossFit a little over 2 years ago. I love it! I CrossFit and train in Barbell Club probably 6-7 times a week. I don't know if I'll ever get the 'eating right' down but everyday I wake up and try. I'm much stronger and feel anything is possible.
Crossfit also helps clear my head and helps me get exhausted so I can rest since I have trouble sleeping. I've made many great friends and love the people I WOD with. We have a great community and I'm so glad to be a part of it.
Biggest challenge with CrossFit?
Not being able to do pull-ups. During our last pull-up progression program I had a hurt shoulder and couldn't do any of the rig work. Now that I'm better, I'm ready to put the work in and finally get pull-ups. This upper body strength will hopefully also help me improve toes to bars and knees to elbows.
Favorite part of CrossFit?
Weightlifting! Barbell Club!
List some of your goals for the next 12 months and some recent accomplishments that you are proud to share.
A goal of mine for the next 12 months is to compete in a Masters Level Weightlifting competition.
As of this writing, in the last 3 weeks I've had 4 PRs. My new Back squat PR is 232#, new Snatch PR is 95# (Huge for me since that is my favorite lift), new Clean & Jerk PR is 120# and new Hang Clean PR of 125#! Pretty stoked about how strong I have gotten, body and mind, and want to keep improving.
What is your favorite and least favorite movement or workout? And why?
Favorite - Snatch lift - Just LOVE it!
Least - Burprees - I'm slow at them and they hurt my knee
What is your proudest moment at Armada?
My proudest moment at Armada is whenever the box gets together to do a Murph, 5th Mountain, Community WOD or host a competition. It takes a village and we have a great one!