20 Minute AMRAP: teams of 2
200 Meter run w/wall ball
10 Burpees w/wall ball
1 Rope climb
Both athletes run together with only one athlete holding the wall ball
Today is Bring A Friend Day!!!
Congrats to Mel Tetley for being the June Member of the Month at Apollo! Scroll down to learn more about Mel.
Congratulations Mel. You have now joined the ranks of the few, the proud, the “Apollo Members of the Month”!! I’m very excited for this interview, more than once I’ve referred to you as the most interesting woman at the gym. So, lets get right into it.
What made you want to start CrossFit? And more importantly how has it helped you since starting?
I would have to give a shout out to George and Rajah Mena. If it weren’t for them inviting me I would’ve never pushed myself to do it. It helped me since I started because it gave me a place to relieve my stress and anger. If I have a bad day I’ll go to crossfit and push myself to exceed my expectations. Crossfit has a love hate relationship with me.
Recently, your gymnastics have improved dramatically. What’s your secret?
I stay after class for 15-30 minutes to improve myself.
I know you’re a lacrosse coach in town. What is that like? Do your athletes know you do CrossFit?
I am currently a conditioning coach and manger for the pass two years of a girls lacrosse team. The girls range from 6th to 8th grade. I told them I do crossfit to assure them I know what I’m doing (I think). I taught them ‘lead by example’.
You once told me you began working as an ER nurse so you could “relax.” What are some of your previous jobs?!
Some of my previous jobs was being a flight nurse via fix wing. Which included international flying. Also, I was a flight nurse for a helicopter. Lastly, I was a waitress for 10 years so I could put myself through nursing school.
Have you always lived in the scorching desert of Las Vegas?
No, I lived in the scorching hot farmers land of Brawley, CA. Then, the scorching hot Yuma, AZ. Now I live in the scorching hot desert of Las Vegas, NV.
If you were on an island and could only bring three things, what would you bring?
My hairstylist, my dogs, and my daughter (cause she’s smart).
If there was a movie produced about your life, who would play you?
Michele Rodriguez cause she’s a bad a$$ b***h.
What would you do if you won the lottery?
I would pay off my parents house and their debt. Pay off my own debt. Also, give my kids the best education they can get.