Amanda Zapatka

Amanda's Credentials

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certification
  • CrossFit Running and Endurance Certification

About Amanda

I have competitively played sports since the age of 5 and haven't looked back since! I became an athlete and loved competing in anything and everything! (From tying my shoes faster than my sisters, winning a game of H-O-R-S-E, to report card grades!) At Amity High School, I captained both the soccer and basketball teams and earned the title of Athlete of the Year as a Senior. In college, I continued playing sports as a D1 soccer player at Fairfield University. After graduation and my career in sports ending, the feeling of belonging to a team was missing. It was in May of 2008 that I was introduced to CrossFit. After finishing my first workout I thought, "How could a D1 athlete be THIS tired?!?!" I looked around the room and saw not only my best friend and former D1 athlete, but moms and "older" people doing the same workout! It was then that I realized CrossFit was legit.

My CrossFit journey has taken me from newbie to Games athlete in 2010 and now to a lover of a great workout! I can empathize with all athletes that walk though our doors - from experienced competitors to those who need modifications for injuries.  I love CrossFit for the results it brings, for the community, and for the support you get to succeed. As a trainer, I want to help my athletes reach their goals – no matter how big or small – to live a healthier, happier life.