Monday’s Featured Member

Name: Angela Petkovic

Age: 39


  • How long have you been doing CrossFit?
  • 2 years


  • What were you doing for exercise before CrossFit?
  • Not much. I was the girl that would putz around the gym going between the treadmill and elliptical. I was too intimidated to go into the free weights area.


  • How did you begin training at CrossFit Sweat Shop?
  • A friend of mine (that also told me to try CrossFit 7 years ago) came to visit and I dropped her off at Sweatshop for a drop in. I signed up for a trial session a week or two after and the rest is history.


  • What has been the most significant benefit or change since you’ve been a member of the Sweat Shop?
  • Less stress and better sleep.


  • What is your favorite exercise or workout?
  • Any overhead shoulder bar/db work or things that help me with rope climbs, push-ups and pull ups.


  • What is your least favorite exercise or workout?
  • Wall balls
  • What is your favorite cheat meal/snack?
  • The inner child in me loves allllll the junk food snacks: sour patch kids, hot tamales, muddy buddies, Chick fil A…



  • What do you enjoy most about training at CrossFit Sweat Shop?
  • The coaches and members are what make Sweatshop the best. It makes it worth turning up day after day!


  • Now that you’ve been doing CrossFit, what’s one thing you could never see yourself doing again?  (workout, nutrition, lifestyle, etc.)
  • I can’t see myself not going to the gym anymore


  • What is your proudest exercise related achievement?
  • A real push up!


  • What advice would you give someone who is hesitant to try CrossFit?
  • Take full advantage of the fundamentals courses. It will help build a great foundation for all the movements. Weights don’t make you bulky and the gym really isn’t that intimidating. Everyone that I have met through CrossFit has been very helpful and supportive.


  • What is your most sought after exercise goal?
  • A real pull up


  • What do you enjoy doing outside of CrossFit?
  • I enjoy spending time with family and friends. Usually BBQing and swimming in our yard.


  • What is something you have recently purchased for less than $100 (or acquired for free) that you thoroughly enjoy and would recommend to others?
  • My Fabfitfun box… It’s fun to get goodies in the mail


  • Any advice you would give your 25 year old self?
  • You only have one body, take care of it
1 reply
  1. Nabil
    Nabil says:

    I’m so impressed with how far Angela has come since she started! It doesn’t seem like that long ago that the empty 15lb. barbell was a struggle! Awesome work Angela!! 👍


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