Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Wishes

Please join me in welcoming January's Athlete of the Month:

Ally Garcia


Job title. Real Estate Developer/Manager

How long have you been doing CrossFit? I have been a member of CrossFit Pittsburgh since 2009. I learned about CrossFit in 2006 when I attended the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center to earn my US Park Ranger Commission. I enjoyed the Crossfit type training so much and continued the work outs when I returned to my Park. That is why I was chosen to be the fitness coordinator for Cape Cod National Seashore. After leaving my career with the National Park Service, I moved home and joined the family business. I wanted to maintain my health and training so I joined Crossfit Pittsburgh.

Favorite WOD/movement? My favorite movement is the one that is the most difficult for me, and took me about 6 years to learn: the kipping pull up.

What you've gotten from CrossFit? Crossfit keeps me sane and in a good mood all day. I love my 0 dark thirty class! Crossfit kept me healthy during my pregnancy and I was in good condition for an easy (as it can be) delivery. I am stronger now than I ever have been and can almost keep up with my 2-year-old daughter!

The best part of Crossfit is the community! I enjoy getting to know everyone as individuals, I appreciate the “shared misery” of the wods and value the way we all support one another. The coaches go above and beyond looking out for our form and safety by contributing their personal time and talent, and by creating an atmosphere in which to grow.

I love that in Crossfit one’s only competition is oneself. Looking forward to many more years at CrossFit Pittsburgh!