Athlete of the MonthJanuary

Lauren Letizia

Career: Business Owner

Years at CrossFit OTG: 2

Lauren never shies away from hard work OR having fun!

Lauren has made an incredible transformation, and continues to get better. She’s crushing the gymnastics game and is quickly going from good to great at her barbell movements! Not only has she been fun to coach physically, but mentally we have watched her attitude, mindset, and positivity all get so much stronger. She committed to working out hard, eating well, and we are excited to watch her keep getting better!

Q: How does it feel to be the January OTG Member of the Month?
A: So honored!! Excited to be part of the OTG elite!
Q: How old are you?
A: 41
Q: What do you do for a living?
A: I have a franchise that specializes in fire safety in commercial kitchens, called HOODZ.
Q: What was your athletic background before CrossFit?
A: I played tennis in HS and once in college got into going to the gym.
Q: How has training this way changed your life?
A: It has changed the way I see myself and my worldview. I never thought of myself as physically strong but I now do. Joe also doesn’t hesitate to ask me to help lift things now, which I appreciate! As far as my worldview, I feed off of the positivity that I get from the people at OTG. I did not grow up in a very positive household and constantly work on my happiness, patience, and positive outlook. OTG has really helped me there, because I see it all modeled constantly. I bring it home to how I interact with my son, as well. He’s amazing but requires a new level of patience.
Q: How long have you been CrossFitting?
A: January 13th will be my 1 year, 6 month mark. Woo hoo!
Q: What's your favorite cheat meal?
A: I love to eat so anything that is not healthy is my favorite.
Q: What are your favorite movements/workouts?
A: Bodyweight and running I am probably best at so those. I am enjoying learning about rowing too!
Q: What are your least favorite movements/workouts?
A: Overhead squats are difficult for me but I have gotten a lot better!
Q: If you could make up your own workout that fits your strengths, what would it be and what would you call it? (AMRAP? RDS for time? Movements?)
A: Something with bodyweight and running. I would call it “Lauren’s Jam.”
Q: What was one goal when you first started at OTG? Have you progressed toward that goal?
A: I wanted to get back into shape and lose weight after having a baby and yes I am very happy with my progress toward those goals!
Q: What is the biggest accomplishment you’ve had in the gym so far?
A: Being able to do pull ups unassisted excited me the most. Now going for more!
Q: What is it that you like most about CrossFit OTG?
A: I love the challenge to always improve and learn.
Q: What are your top 2 most used Emojis?
A: hearts and the kiss emoji!
Q: What would you say to someone who is on the fence about trying OTG?
A: It’s fun. If you are the type of person who wants to constantly challenge yourself and grow then this is a great fit.

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