Congrats to Tamara Mulembo our May Client of the Month!! Tamara's fun and enthusiastic attitude is contagious. She brings so much positive energy to class, even at 5 in the morning! Coming back from an injury, her PR's this last cycle have been especially impressive. Great job Tamara!
How long have you been doing CrossFit? Do you remember your first workout at GTX?
I have been doing CrossFit for about a year and a half. My first workout at GTX was:
2 Cleans 12min emom @75%
4x25 kb deadlifts @97/70 (guys share)
8 hang power clean @95/65
8 front squats @ 95/65
8 toes to bar
If you could design your perfect "Tamara Mulembo" workout, what would it be?
I don't have to reinvent the wheel for this one! I love the Incredible Hulk WOD. It combines all of my favorite things.
20 min AMRAP (115/75)
5 hang power cleans
5 front squats
5 push press
5 back squats
What is your proudest CrossFit moment?
I felt beyond elated the first day I could run for a WOD. I was recovering from a severe knee injury, and my surgeon told me running regularly would be out for me. I hit a new PR for my mile after beginning CrossFit.
Tell us about your life outside of the box!
I'm a proud public defender who loves soccer, latin ballroom dancing, Jane Austen, pizza, and beer.
What song pumps you up the most?
Knights of Cydonia by Muse
Goals for this year?
I struggle with the gymnastic movements. I would like to get kipping and butterfly pull-ups. I would also like to get over my fear of being upside down for handstand push-ups.
What advice would you give to someone wanting to try CrossFit for the first time?
There are times when you might feel like the NASCAR pace car as you watch others in the class finish before you. Stay the course; focus on what you are doing; finish. This is your journey. Each day that you step into a class is an opportunity to grow, test yourself, and explore strength you never knew you possessed. And, if you have an afro, tie it back before jumping rope.
It's a bible verse that I use as a personal affirmation before I lift: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
Anything else you'd like to write:
Thanks for the shout out and and your commitment to our growth as athletes.