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Congrats to Angie Forbes for being July’s Member of the Month at Apollo! Scroll down to learn more about Angie.
Angie Forbes! Congratulations! You are the July Member of the Month. If you could play a victory song for this announcement, what would you choose?
For some reason the song “The Final Countdown” by Europe immediately came to mind. Pretty sure it’s not even about victory but that beat just popped into my head.
You have been killing it lately at the gym! You’ve come such a long way from where you began. What motivated you to start CrossFit in the first place?
I was complaining to my husband [at the time he was just my boyfriend] that I wasn’t seeing the results I wanted from my exercise regimen. At the time that included running/cycling/random weight machines so he encouraged me to try out CrossFit. I have to say in the beginning I was very intimidated by a lot of the people at that gym in Tucson and it took almost a year before I finally committed to it. But right away I noticed results from CrossFit which motivated me to continue and at the same time I made some really great friends.
One of the most infamous CrossFit workouts is called “Angie”. If you could rewrite the workout from scratch, what would it be?
I would love to rewrite that workout, because that one is terrible. I would change it to an AMRAP with a combination of deadlifts, box jumps, and either running or double unders, all of my favorite movements.
If you could only have one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Dang, that’s a hard question because I love food…..which is one reason why I workout. But if I had to choose I would probably go with pizza. I just got back from Italy and had some of the best pizza and ate it almost everyday while I was there.
Would you rather be 3 feet taller, or 3 feet shorter?
Definitely 3 feet taller, wall balls and toes to bar would become a lot easier I would think and I wouldn’t have issues with reaching the top shelf.
It’s a zombie apocalypse and you can choose only one weapon to protect yourself. Would you use a gun, sword or a bow and arrow?
Sword. Bullets would run low and a gun causes a lot of noise which I’ve learned from watching the Walking Dead would attract more zombies. I would be nervous about losing the arrows as well. I would just have to get used to getting zombie juice on me and being up close and personal with them.