This week our #MemberCrushMonday has us getting to know a veteran CrossFitter who is one of our newer members, Amy Tunis!
Here is her story:
"After 14 years of living in beautiful Prescott, AZ, I determined that the charming mountain town, just wasn’t providing me with the career opportunities as a nurse and all the options of the big city. Ultimately, I made the difficult decision to move on, grow and start over in Phoenix. After a few months here, I can say that the fresh new start was exactly what I needed.
In Prescott, I was a dedicated CrossFitter. I was an athlete in high school and college and really loved the opportunity to participate in a hobby that could ‘scratch the itch.’ The people at the gym I belonged to for the last 5 years had become my second family. I was learning movements and watching myself improve each year. I was enjoying the life and comradery that we all love about CrossFit.
It has taken me a while to get back into a strong CrossFit routine and find a new CrossFit home. The chaos of my new job and the move sort of took priority. But I knew I was going to have to start looking for a gym that would suit me. It wasn’t until I walked into Chuckwalla CrossFit that I felt at home again. I was extremely nervous and my hands were trembling when I came for my first workout. Lauren, holding a baby on her hip greeted me with a smile. She could tell I wasn’t new to CrossFit as she looked me up and down and saw my bag full of gear. She welcomed me, introduced me and it was exactly that day, that I decided this was a great fit and joined.
A few facts about me:
-I love anything that has to do with the barbell, pull-ups and double-unders
-I had to break my shopping addiction to Lululemon, Rogue Fitness, Nike and Reebok. No Joke. I was going broke
-I hate burpees and any sort of distance running
-I love Game of Thrones
-I really do not enjoy dumbbell…anything
-I love to cook
-I have a 12 year old daughter who lives with me part of the time
-I enjoy being outside, camping, backpacking, hiking, fishing
-Did I mention I hate burpees?
I’m still developing a proper routine and getting back into the physical shape I was in prior to my move. But I am having so much fun at Chuckwalla and enjoy meeting new people and watching them hit a PR. You mostly will find me at the afternoon classes or open gym. I hope to become part of the Chuckwalla family and make new great friends!"