Athlete Spotlight- Ashley Pettit

Name: Ashley Pettit

Age: 25

Occupation: Dance Teacher and Performer

Hometown: Lawrenceville

Which class time do you usually attend? 6am

Favorite WOD: Grace

Favorite CF Movement: Power Clean

Least Favorite CF Movement: Thruster

3RM Back Squat: 175

1RM Deadlift: 225

Favorite Food: Anything Italian

Favorite Movie: Bad Boys 2

Favorite Athlete: Brooke Wells

Dream Job: National Tour

Dream Vacation Destination: Fiji – or somewhere way out in the mountains

If you could have any super-power… Time Travel

Favorite Motivational Quote: Just Keep Swimming – Dory

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

2 years back in college, then back at it since Jan 2019


How did you first discover CrossFit and what made you decide to start?

A really good friend in college and my small group leaders told me about it. They convinced me to try it, so I took a class and fell in love instantly.


Tell us about your fitness/sports background:

I’m a dancer, teacher, choreographer so cross-training is crucial. I love the challenge CF brings that is so different from the one in a studio or on a stage.


What sorts of positive changes (mental, physical, emotional) have you noticed in your life since getting involved at No Excuses?

I love the routine it has put me in. I get up and get healthy right from the start of each day.


Who or what keeps you coming back and motivated?

My 6am dudes keeping those early morning workouts doable.


In what other ways do you use your fitness?

I use the discipline it teaches me and apply to other areas.


Please share with us a favorite CrossFit or No Excuses moment.

Volunteering at a Granite Games!


Name one goal you would like to achieve in the next year (doesn’t have to be CrossFit related, but it can be)

Strict Pull Ups


Tell us about your hobbies and interests outside of the gym:

I love hanging out with my family and friends. Love my church and supporting my fav sports teams on the weekends. (Hurry back football season)



What advice do you have for someone just starting CrossFit or is on the fence about starting?

Just do it, you won’t regret it. The challenge is so rewarding.


What do you love most about No Excuses?

The coaches and the community engagement.