Emily Avener

Emily Avener. “Ave” Director of Operations and Membership Coordination, Assistant CrossFit Coach.

A little more info about Ave:

Ave found CrossFit while preparing for the Marine Corps after a 4-year collegiate ice hockey career. Her competitive spirit had her hooked almost immediately, and she’s still here today! She began her CFCC career as a member and receptionist, and is now the Director of Operations, overseeing all membership coordination. Recently, Ave has begun parlaying her considerable education and hockey coaching experience into CrossFit coaching as an Assistant Coach. She is currently pursuing both her CrossFit Level 1 Certification and various Endurance certifications in hopes of expanding the current CrossFit Endurance offerings along with Liz. As a detail-oriented person, Ave loves statistics and measurements. Her dream is to record every single member’s broad jump every day that they train for a year, and plot it against their PRs. Until then, as a chronic-internal-rotator herself, she will remain obsessed with creating healthy shoulders and rehabilitating injuries.

What is CrossFit?

The practice of moving your body in the ways that it was designed to at intensities you didn’t know you were capable of.

Most memorable CrossFit moment:

As an athlete, it was the day that I realized how fast I could go in metcons. It took me a couple of months of CrossFit to realize that people who were going faster than me weren’t doing so because the metcon was easy for them, but because they were pushing themselves harder and didn’t mind being more tired.

As a coach, every time I get to experiment with someone and find them a better squatting stance or a better movement pattern, or I get to see them do something that they otherwise thought they couldn’t, I just feel  super grateful that I get to do what I do.

Goals for your own training?

Bodyweight Overhead Squat, 200+ squat, rehabbing my broken collarbone, increasing my shoulder mobility, sub-8:00 Helen, complete an ultra marathon, become an efficient enough swimmer to contemplate a triathalon.

Hobbies outside of training?

Cooking, brunching, running and hiking with my dogs, and reading anything I can get my hands on pertaining to nutrition, food science, or training – also, ice cream connoisseur.


2 Responses to “Emily Avener”


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  2. Fall is here! : Crossfit Center City - September 3, 2012

    […] been up in her life lately. Liz will be coaching with us until the end of September, when Ave will take up the call and begin a new Endurance schedule for CFCC.  If you haven’t been to […]

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