COACH OF THE MOMENT
BELOW PARALLEL WITH COACH MICHAELA
Our Dear Coach Michaela
Michaela has a huge passion for CrossFit and doesn't wanna do anything else.
Coaching is what she has always wanted to do and she does it with so much love. Tough love, sometimes, but that is what helps us to get better. Nothing is given, we have to work for it and Michaela is the leading example of that.
We love her!
How did you end up at CrossFit Amsterdam?
Wanted to do CrossFit in Amsterdam, googled CrossFit Amsterdam, did Orc and never left.
Have you always wanted to be a coach?
Yes always, deeply inside. I was an athlete all my life and coaches were the only people who understood me. As a kid I wanted to train, all the time. My parents were into it but just up to a certain level. All holidays I wanted to train and not go for vacations and that upset my parents. Training was my life and I wanted to be a coach like others were for me because my coaches were the most important people in my life at that time.
What do you like most about CrossFit Amsterdam?
CrossFit Amsterdam always felt right. Never questioned to be somewhere else. I feel free and I can be myself.
What advice would you give to a new athlete?
Be patient, work hard and enjoy the process.
Do you have a favorite hero/benchmark workout?
As lame as it sounds I like everything. Everything is a challenge and as harder it gets, the more I like it.
Who is you favorite CrossFit Athlete?
Matt frazer/ Jamie Greene
Tell us a story about one of your tattoos.
All of my tattoos have a story behind them. Hard to choose one of them. They all fit like a puzzle into my life. But the most current project of Polynesian and marquisian style made by my boyfriend is so far the most important and beautiful tattoo of them all.
Do you have any other hobbies than CrossFit?
I love playing sports. All of them. Otherwise nature and hiking, reading and motorbikes.
What do you miss most about Czech Republic?
Hahaha. Nothing. Nah joking! I miss my family. The home I grew up in, our mountain house, our dog and nature. Forests,lakes and mountains are so beautiful over there.
Do you have a favorite food/meal?
Def pizza. Homemade vegan pizza. Luckily Julien and Manoa love it too so we make pizzas every week.