May Coach Spotlight: Becky Freeman

When did you start doing CrossFit? Beginning of August 2015. Started Coaching at CFABQ in 2017.

What made you decide to start coaching? When I was in college, I decided I wanted to be a strength & conditioning coach (and a dietitian later). This was after trying to be an Athletic Trainer and finding that was not the career path for me. I wanted to help others succeed in finding their health, wellness, fitness, and a better way of living. I wanted to empower people of all ages to be strong and confident in the gym as well as outside of the gym in their personal lives. I also wanted to help people achieve their athletic goals.

What do you like most about coaching? I love working with coachable people who really want to change, improve, and/or create and accomplish goals in their life. As a coach, I can facilitate these changes for people as long as they are all in and committed. I love the little successes you get to celebrate with people each day as a coach. This could be their first pushup or pull-up; a PR in a lift; making it to the gym that day because life is hectic; less pain because they are doing mobility; and/or progressing forward when recovering from an injury. 1% better every day is all I ask of people I work with and that can be with anything in their life. Better sleep, better eating habits, working on stress management, etc.

What is your favorite thing to coach? I love coaching most movements/exercises. BUT some of my favorites are snatch and clean & jerk. Shocking, I know…

What is your least favorite thing to coach? I don’t have a least favorite thing to coach, but the most challenging thing to coach would be gymnastics movements.

What is your favorite lift? This is a hard one! So many great lifts… I will say back squat because it is such a foundational lift. Second would be deadlift.

What is something most people do not know about you? I have two tattoos that tie into my life and things I have been through; things I value. I also like doing arts & crafts when I feel in the mood to be creative.

What is your favorite thing about the CrossFit community and CFABQ community? They are there for you no matter what. They care. They are true friends. I have gone through so much in life since starting CrossFit and the friends I have made have been an imperative part in my healing.

What are you most excited about in 2019? I am excited to continue being a coach CFABQ. I am also excited to have my dream job and continue as a Strength & Conditioning Coach for the 351st Special Warfare Training Squadron.

Looking Back At The 2019 CrossFit Open.1

Well folks, we have gotten through the FIRST CrossFit Open of 2019! We are proud of our members for grinding through the 5 weeks of workouts! Looking back, it is easy for us to beat ourselves up for not going harder, not lifting heavier, or not repeating a workout to try to get a better score. But I am…
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April Coach Spotlight: Felicia Jackson (aka FJ)

Name: Felicia Jackson Position: Coach (12:00pm class several times a week) When did you start doing CrossFit? I started CrossFit in February 2014 with Whitney’s 5am boot camp. And like most, I was instantly addicted! It was nice to come into an environment where you were.   encouraged to test your limits and be strong. What made you decide to…
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2019 Endurance Class

We are excited and happy to announce the start of our 2019 Endurance Class. Do you have a running goal for 2019? Do you want to learn better running mechanics so you can crush Murph? Well this is for you. Starting this Sunday, March 10th 2019 at 8 am at CrossFit Albuquerque, Coach Tatianna will be holding the first…
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Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe

With Daylight Savings time this weekend and spring slowly creeping up, it's time to break out the refreshing recipes. This is a simple and fast salad to make and doesn't even require leafy greens! This recipe is from EatWell101. Chicken Ingredients 1/2 lb (225g) chicken breast boneless, skinless 1 tablespoon olive oil extra virgin Salt and fresh cracked black pepper,…
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Stretches for Loosening a Tight Lower Back

Most of us know the feeling of a tight lower back. It is a familiar and unpleasant feeling many people that participate in CrossFit experience. It may have been caused by heavy deadlifts, back squats, or even kettle bell swings. Maybe you don't even have the slightest clue why your back seems to be in pain or increasingly tight…
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March Coach Spotlight: Jacy “Guns” Gansz

Name: Jacy Gansz-Torres (aka Jacy Guns) Position: Coach (5am/6am 3 days/week, 5pm/6pm Thursday/Fridays) When did you start doing CrossFit? I started doing CrossFit in August in 2012. What made you decide to start coaching? I was absolutely addicted to CrossFit (still am) and I was always looking for new information about CrossFit, watching every video I could, reading all the articles…
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February Coach Spotlight: Bobo

Name: Matt Booth (aka Bobo, El Toro Blanco) Position: Coach (7pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays) When did you start doing CrossFit? June 2010 What made you decide to start coaching? I fell in love with CrossFit and the community from the beginning and I wanted to have the opportunity to share what I experienced with others.  I wanted to help others…
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Our Very Own Mitch McClune is Going to Miami!

Congratulations to our very own, Mitch McClune, and his team for qualifying for Wodapalooza in Miami, Florida! Mitch will be competing January 18th-20th in the men's RX division on Team BAM. If you are interested in watching Micth's team crush it at Wodapalooza, it will be on Good luck Mitch and Team BAM!…
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The 2019 CrossFit Open is Around the Corner

The 2019 CrossFit Open is just around the corner! As many of you know, CrossFit HQ is shaking things up a bit this year. There will not be one CrossFit Open, but TWO! The first will take place in late February with the second taking place in October, where it will remain going forward. The first Open schedule will…
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