September 06, 2011
Alyssa Ross is looking for a few good females to join the CrossFit revolution.
Have you ever gotten a 20-lb. PR and been disappointed? I have!
My name is Alyssa Ross. I’m 17 years old, I’ve been CrossFitting at CrossFit Brand X for five years, and that 20-lb. PR was the gym record for the female clean and jerk. However, I couldn’t help but be disappointed because everyone else on the platform was lifting a hundred pounds more than me.
I love everything about the CrossFit Kids Teen/Advanced class; however, it’s hard to gauge my abilities because my peers are all teen boys. This is one example of the challenges that come with being one of the only females in the class. I know female teens would excel in this environment, just as I have. But the question remains how to attract them into the CrossFit arena.