SONYA CHAMBERLAIN

CFL1 Trainer

Why do you CrossFit?    

Two things: community and confidence. The people make this place and I’ve formed friendships I never would have imagined. I also love the confidence that CrossFit has given me in all areas of my life.  After years of distance running and not much else, lifting heavy things over my head and seeing the changes in my body and my mind have been amazing. It’s pretty cool to be in mid-life and be developing new skills every day. I also get to share this joy with my husband, mom, and kids, all of whom participate–three generations getting stronger by the day!

What do you like about coaching?    

Watching people catch on to new weightlifting movements or reach a goal is gratifying. First box jump, first pull-up, first time touching their toes–we get to be there to see it and cheer them on.  Lives are constantly changing and it’s amazing to be a part of it.

 What is your favorite movement/workout?  

I love the power clean.  When it goes wrong it’s so wrong, so frustrating, or so funny–but when it goes right, it’s so so right!

 Favorite post-workout meal?  

Roasted yams, egg white omelette with broccoli, spinach, and onions. A massive handful of raspberries.  And coffee.  Plus coconut water with my protein powder.  And a little more coffee.

One fun fact about you outside the gym?

I’m a licensed home birth midwife and get to catch sweet babies as they’re born.