Afra Gerstenfeld

Call Sign  AG

Words/phrases to describe me

Smiley, supportive, love to see others succeed, Type A, experimental chef, nerdy, goal-driven, tells it like it is (so I’m told), loves talking fitness and good nutrition and watching others embrace their own version of both

Why CrossFit?

“I’ve been up in the gym working on my fitness” like Fergie for years.  Played some high school sports but nothing really clicked until I started group fitness in the globo gyms – aerobics, body pump.  I loved them so much I became an aerobics instructor/personal trainer but for my own training spent hours on the boring elliptical machine and subsequently running endless miles to complete training for a few marathons in the battle to ‘get skinny’.  I was burned out by hours of boring training and wimpy arms that couldn’t maintain muscle from all the cardio.  I googled ‘bodyweight fitness’ when I moved to GA and found the link for CrossFit.  Went in for one trial workout and never looked back.  My arms are no longer wimpy and I can run a faster mile than I ever had logging 30+ miles/week.  CrossFit took me from making excuses to skip a workout to scheduling my entire day around my workout.  It never gets easy but you get better EVERY day with CrossFit.  It’s an amazing community of supportive people all from different athletic or non-athletic backgrounds working to be the best version of themselves and having a great time doing it, while achieving things they never dreamed possible.  I was given the unbelievable opportunity to coach these great people and can honestly say nothing makes me happier than seeing everyone work so hard to improve themselves daily!

Favorite Quote

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

Why?

There are so many quotes I love but this says it all about life.  Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and take chances.  The answer is always no if you don’t ask the question and you’ve missed the opportunity if you never try.

Resume and the important stuff

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach

Underground Strength Coach