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Member Spotlight: Jenn Savoie

Jenn Savoie

What do you do for work?
I work in the Breast Oncology Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. I oversee the research personnel that manage our investigational drug clinical trials. My job is to ensure that our clinical trials are being run in compliance with our local policies and state and federal regulations.

What would you like us to know about you and your family?
I am originally from Connecticut but have lived in Massachusetts since graduating college and specifically Quincy since 2006. I am the proud Aunt of Linus (Age 9) and Winnie (Age 5) and visit them as often as possible. Being an Aunt is one of my favorite things in the whole world.

What is one thing that we may not know about you.
I am a movie buff and regularly quote movie lines from my favorite movies.

How long have you been CrossFitting?
My CrossFit time dates back to the original box location on Hancock Street and the time of Fuji Fridays. If my memory serves me correctly, it will be 4 years in February.

What time do you typically train?
5:30am (Regular!)

What is your favorite lift and why?
The deadlift! That’s some good clean family fun.

What is your favorite WOD and why?
I am a big fan of the ‘chipper’. I like having a big chunk of work to complete at my own pace. I enjoy deadlifts (as previously mentioned) and rowing so really anything with those items would be on my ‘fav’ list. Anyone who has worked out with me knows that I hate running and burpees. They are the devil’s work and I dread any programming that contains these items (though still show up).

What are your current CF goals?
Continue to regularly attend class and do my best at each WOD.

What are your current life goals?
Keep living the dream

What is your most memorable time as a CrossFitter?
It’s taken me a long time to learn some of the cool tricks that others seem to do naturally. Probably my first box jump or rope climb. Learning how to squat properly. Getting my first DU. Things like that. Really anytime I complete a WOD it’s a great feeling.

How has CF impacted your life outside of the box?
I really enjoy CrossFit. I find it challenging and engaging. I really enjoy being able to move my body better. I have more strength, control, and flexibility than I’ve ever had before.

How would you best describe QCCF to others?
I love being a part of the QCCF family. I have met so many wonderful people and made so many new friends. QCCF is a very caring and supportive environment and I feel lucky to be apart of this amazing group!

Any additional comments:
I would be remiss without including some thank you’s:

A huge shout out to the QCCF coaches! Particularly those of you that regularly coach at 5:30am. I realize that it is an unGodly hour to be awake. I really appreciate your efforts, enthusiasm, and never ending patience with our unruly group.

A huge shout out to the 5:30am regulars (and brave occasional drop-ins)! Thanks so much for the laughs and support. You are a big reason that I manage to consistently wake up that early in the morning. I couldn’t do it without you! Also, a special thanks to P for expanding my dance repertoire and the Millers for keeping me in the loop regarding important QCCF events.

Lastly, a huge shout out to Sam for all his hard work programming our WODs and for keeping our QCCF store fully stocked. We couldn’t do it without you!

By | 2017-10-10T15:12:38+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Community|0 Comments

Member of the Month — Manny Miranda

Congratulations to Quincy City CrossFit’s Member of the Month — Manny Miranda!

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What do you do for work?
I do IT work for the government out of the Federal Reserve. I use the term “work” loosely though.

What would you like us to know about you and your family?
Well I’m the middle child which automatically makes me greater than my two siblings. We all know all the best things are in the middle (insert wink). “1st is the worst, 2nd is the best, 3rd is the one that’s an accident!” Haha nah my siblings are great and my family has always been pretty supportive of me.

What is one thing that we may not know about you?
I can’t swim and don’t care to learn. Fish don’t walk on land so what are we humans doing in the water?! Nah I almost drowned as a kid and never bothered to learn after that. I’ll probably end up getting swim lessons when I have kids at a local YMCA or something in the future. Until then I’m #TeamFloaties.

How long have you been CrossFitting?
I’ve been doing CrossFit for 2 years now. I thought I would look like the rock by now but I’ll trust the process.

What time do you typically train?
I’m an avid 6PMer! (unless I have to work late then I dabble in the 7PM class, sorry Thao) I love the energy and comradery that my fellow 6PMers bring to the box. Other classes are cool too…just not as cool.

What is your favorite lift and why?
Trick question, they all suck! Just kidding. Power cleans are my favorite because they require a 50/50 mix of strength and technique. Can’t rely on one more than the other which I’m learning now.

What is your favorite WOD and why?
Haha does that exist? I prefer an AMRAP of eating pizza and sleeping. I don’t have a clear favorite WOD but I can say that I hate any WOD that has front squats, squat cleans, squat snatches, or ANYTHING from the high hang position. Everything else I’m pretty much cool with and enjoy.

What are your current CF goals?
I want to be able to do real, legal handstand push-ups at some point in the near future. I also want to be able to clean 200lbs+, do 100 straight DUs, and add 20lbs to my strict press. Oh, and survive.

What are your current life goals?
To travel as much as possible and just enjoy life. I would also like to make a ridiculous amount of money soon so I can get back to working with the youth because adults suck. Except for you guys lol. And whoever is reading this. You guys are great.

What is your most memorable time as a CrossFitter?
My first competition with the illustrious “Mother Thrusters” (Hey Adam!) is definitely one for the books. I rowed 500m as fast as humanly possible (I think it was like 1:25ish) in the very first part of the very first WOD then nearly died after getting off the rower. I couldn’t even complete the rest of the WOD and it was only 10 KBS and 10 pull-ups haha. First one off, last one finished. Definitely a great and nearly fatal lesson about comps.

How has CF impacted your life outside of the box?
CrossFit has made me eat a lot better for sure. I wasn’t necessarily a bad eater before but I never really paid attention to my macros before or valued protein as much as I do now. Some people have also noticed how my body has changed (Hello ladies!) and always ask for advice like I’m Richard Simmons but I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. I dont want to be Richard Simmons. I’ve also developed like a compulsive need to workout more than ever which can be a gift and a curse.

How would you best describe QCCF to others?
QCCF is like a big family. You have your favorites and you have your distant relatives that you don’t really know. You’ll also have relatives that moved out of town and you miss them but you understand why they moved. Regardless, everyone is still a family that looks out for one another no matter where they are or how new to the family they may be. You can rely on each other and genuinely want everyone to do better and be great. CrossFit will always blossom in that kind of environment.

Any additional comments:
Thanks to all the coaches (past and present) because I wouldn’t have lasted this long into CrossFit without you guys. Also, Go Giants!!!!!! And go Sox!!

By | 2017-09-01T13:51:28+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Community|0 Comments