Julie - Bio2

Julie Wantiez

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certification
  • Crossfit Rowing Certification

Growing up I was always very active and sports were an important part of my life.  I was a swimmer from the time I was 7 until I went off to college.  Shortly after leaving college, I got into some bad habits around fitness and nutrition.  Before I knew it, I had gained 60+ pounds and was completely unhappy with myself.  It took a year or two for me to wake up and realize that this was not how I wanted to live my life.  I slowly started getting back into swimming, running and even added a little bit of weightlifting.  I was eventually able to shed the weight back off through exercise and big changes in my nutrition.

Despite all the progress I had made, I hit a peak in my fitness journey right around the time my sister was getting really into Crossfit in 2013.  She would tell me about her workouts and I thought ‘No way is that for me ’.  After putting it off for a while, I finally joined her for a workout at her gym which consisted of Air Dyne, Pull-ups and Wallballs.  Afterwards, my legs were sore in a way I had never experienced before and I was hooked!  I looked for a Crossfit gym near my house and found Crossfit Amplify.  From the minute that I walked in the door, I was home. 

Crossfit has this unique way of empowering you and humbling you all at the same time.  I think that’s truly what makes it so great.  I have become a better person both inside and outside of the gym because of Crossfit and the community that I now call my family at Crossfit Amplify.  It has given me a strength and confidence I have never had before in my life.   

Two years after starting Crossfit, I started coaching Bootcamp classes at Amplify.  Nothing is more rewarding to me than sharing my passion for fitness with the people in my classes.  I love to be a part of the progress that we see in each one of our athletes. 

I can’t thank Crossfit Amplify enough for the positive change it has made in me as a person, an athlete and a coach.