Athlete Spotlight: Jen Shamloo

Name: Jennifer Shamloo11954734_10153090940278596_528453944492194925_n
Age: 32
Occupation: Nursing Director
Which class time do you usually attend? 7pm
Favorite WOD: Murph
Favorite Lift: Deadlift
Deadlift Max: 295
Back squat Max: 200 3 rep
Favorite Food: Pasta and Pizza (how can you choose between the two?)
Favorite Movie: Elf
Favorite Athlete: Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Dream Job: I’d love to participate in a nursing and medical mission.
Dream Vacation Destination: Backpacking in Peru

How long have you been CrossFitting? 
Since March of 2014.”

What keeps you coming back/motivated? 
There is something to challenge you every day. I love a good challenge.”

How did you find CrossFit? 
Mathew and Deb left our previous gym to start CrossFit and I took my time making my way to NE.”

What is your athletic background (If applicable)? 
“I ran and swam competitively from about second grade to sophomore year in high school.”

How has CrossFit changed your life, lifestyle, level of fitness? 
“I am stronger than I could have ever imagined. CrossFit has certainly changed my perception of what beautiful is!”

What is the one thing you have done here that you never thought you could do? (muscle up, double unders, heavy deadlift, run a mile, etc.)
“Lifting heavy weight in general is something that I didn’t consider before CrossFit.”

Who or what motivates/inspires you?
I am inspired by everyone that I have crossed paths with in life. In one way or another, every person has inspired or motivated me to improve myself or challenge myself in a new way.”

Coach Laura’s Take: 
“Jen is so hard-working and determined. When she comes to class you know she is going to get after it. She is passionate about getting better and might even have a word or two to say about it. I love how she is methodical in her approach to getting better and reaches out for coaching. She knows where she needs improvement and doesn’t hesitate to ask for help. Being coachable and passionate are two strengths that will stand Jen in good stead in her years ahead in CrossFit.”