Wednesday, 9/1
August 31, 2021
DC Weightlifting Club Athlete Spotlight
August 31, 2021

Julie Rodgers (U Street)

1. How long have you been doing Crossfit and how long have you been at Crossfit DC?

CrossFit DC is my FIRST CrossFit love. I went through Elements around November of 2019 and it’s given me LIFE through these last two impossible years. 

2. What do you do when you’re not crushing workouts at the gym? 

I recently published a memoir called Outlove: A Queer Christian Survival Story, and I’m featured in the new Netflix Original documentary Pray Away. My work advocating for queer people in faith communities has sensitized me to all kinds of injustices in the world. Through speaking and writing, I try to help people create communities where everyone feels wanted exactly the way they are. 

3. What is a goal you’re currently working towards (in the gym or beyond)?

I got that first pull-up this year so I think I’m ready for the CrossFit Games! In the meantime, I’ll be working on getting those kipping pull-ups and then on to handstand push-ups.

4. Favorite and least favorite Crossfit movements/workouts?

FAVS: Love cleans, love deadlifts, love pull-ups

LEAST FAVS: Obvi wall balls 

5. What is one coaching cue/tip that has helped you recently?

Jess taught me how to land softly on box jumps, and Emily and Sarah walked me through baby’s first try at rope climbs. 

6. What is something you wish you knew about Crossfit when you first started?

I wish I started getting to know some of you beautiful people sooner—I just came and left like it was a typical gym workout for too long. I guess we were in a pandemic for much of it, though. Let’s focus on the future and plan some festivities in the weeks and months to come! 

Calley Asbill and Tripp Phillips (H Street)

1. How long have you been doing Crossfit and how long have you been at Crossfit DC?

From Calley: I began at CrossFit DC with Tripp in February as my first ever step into the CrossFit world. Big thank you to Noor for all her help in my Essentials classes.

2. What do you do when you’re not crushing workouts at the gym

From Tripp: Crushing cocktails with Gales Street.. and plotting with my dog.

3. What is a goal you’re currently working towards (in the gym or beyond)?

From Both: Just trying to be like those lunatics who show up to CrossFit at 8am on a Saturday. (Also, getting ready for our wedding!)

4. Favorite and least favorite Crossfit movements/workouts?

From Tripp:

Least favorite: Uppy Downies, assault bike, rowing, lunges, step ups, squats, running… I know I’m forgetting something. 

Most Favorite: Those Kill Cliff drinks

5. What is one coaching cue/tip that has helped you recently?

From Calley: Always lift at least 10lbs less than Tim tells me.

6. What is something you wish you knew about Crossfit when you first started?

From Both: We wish we’d known how great the community is at H Street! We would have started way sooner. It’s an expansion of our already awesome neighborhood. 

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