about crossfit amped
Here at CrossFit Amped, our program delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. Our fitness program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience.
Not only are our coaches CrossFit certified and experienced in training, but they are avid CrossFitters themselves. They are dedicated trainers who want their clients to become faster, stronger, and better functioning athletes.
At CrossFit Amped, we make sure that CrossFit is fun and non-intimidating. We are here to foster a community that supports and pushes each other. Our program focuses on all ten components of optimal physical fitness: Endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility and Accuracy. It is never the same and never boring!
Amped Capitol Hill Coaching Staff
Mason Alexander | Coach & Communications Manager
I grew up playing a lot of sports all the way through high-school and into college. Through my love of football, I developed an interest in weightlifting as well. I became a personal trainer by my sophomore year in college and really began to enjoy helping others become better versions of themselves.
It wasn’t until my wife introduced me to CrossFit, that I was able to take on a whole new level of understanding and appreciation for health and athleticism. With her guidance and encouragement to attain my CF-L1, I found true passion in the development of others. I drive focus towards bodily awareness, foundational strength, good technique work and patience as vital ingredients to this cocktail we call functional fitness.
Josie D'Aquanno | Coach
I was lucky to be born and raised in beautiful Monterey, CA. I grew up hiking and playing softball throughout high school. After high school, I took several years off from doing any type of exercise, until I started working at a running store in Carmel, CA. With the encouragement and help of my coworkers I started running and participating in local 5 and 10k races. In 2010 I competed in my first half marathon. I continued to participate in these events for the next three years, and in 2012 I had the crazy idea of running in The Big Sur International Marathon. In 2012 I did a little workout at a local box, CrossFit Monterey, called "Fran". It was extremely challenging, but I fell in love with it. In 2015 I decided to take the plunge get my CF-L1 and coach. Coaching CrossFit has easily become the most rewarding work I have ever done. I love seeing every one of my athletes grow stronger, mentally and physically, every time they walk into the gym.
Frequently Asked Questions
A: WOD stands for “Workout of the Day.” Each day the workout will be completely different than the day before. Before you start the WOD, your coach will go over all of the movements and discuss the way the workout will work- For Time, AMRAP (As Many Rounds as Possible), etc.
A: If you’re new to CrossFit its a good idea to start off small and grow as your body gets used to the workload. It also depends on your fitness level, but its always better not to bite off more than you can chew!
A: Always bring a comfortable pair of sneakers (the flatter the better), a water bottle, and a towel if you’d like. Comfortable clothing that you can move around in freely is advised. Other than that, a good attitude and willingness to try something new and challenging.
A: The recommended weight is anything that you can control with good form and feel comfortable using. The prescription for the day is simply a challenge set by the coach but is by no means a requirement.
A: “Big” is obviously relative, but a massive growth in muscle requires more work than just starting a new exercise routine. Your body will certainly change, but nothing drastic. All physical changes take time with the human body and its easy to pick up on it and alter anything that is proving to be unfavorable. Coaches at Amped can help you with any goals you have towards body composition.
A: If you’ve never done CrossFit you can expect a format of training that you probably have never done before. Some days are longer, some are shorter. Some are heavy, and some are light. Its always different. Constants at Amped are an encouraging environment, supportive family and challenging workout! Those who have never done CrossFit are usually required to take our beginner class to help them learn how to do the movements that we use weekly. An individual may “test out” if they have a strong weight lifting background but must be approved by one of our coaches first.
A: Depending on your abilities you can “test out” with a coach to determine one’s cognition and application of the movements we do in CrossFit classes.
A: Depending on the injury and your doctor’s recommendation it is almost always possible to exercise while injured. Our coaches are experts at modifying workouts and catering them to someones personal needs. At Amped there is a large amount of space and equipment providing an opportunity for all individuals, regardless of injury or drawback, to perform the workout of the day.
A: Children are always welcome at Amped. We have an area for children to play, watch movies, play XBOX Kinect or sit and read. We also have a discount program with AKP (Adventure Kids Playcare) on the adjacent corner of our city block. Many parents use their services during their hour long workout.
A: If you are a guest at Amped you might as well get used to being part of the family! If you come in and try CrossFit, you’re one of us. If you CrossFit elsewhere but drop in, you’re one of us. That’s just how it is as Amped. We thrive on energy and always love newcomers, so don’t be shy!