Pamela Gagnon

Coach

Year you started Crossfit: January 2009
Favorite named wod: Nate
Least favorite named wod: Jerry
Favorite thing about Crossfit: There is no gender line – males & females compete side by side – may the best person win.
Least favorite thing about Crossfit: Running
Favorite food: egg white omelet & junk food: ice cream.
If I was an animal, I would be a: Monkey because I love to swing on the bars.
Nickname: The Muscle-Up Whisperer

Biography

My athletic career started at 6 years old, when my mom found me in the living room doing a split. She signed me up for gymnastics the next day….and the rest was history. I was always a one sport girl – but also grew up skiing in New Hampshire and doing “ski ballet” (flips on skis w. poles). As a Senior in High School, I placed 2nd on Floor in Nationals and earned the Title “Massachusetts Gymnast of the Year.” I went on to earn a DI Gymnastics Scholarship to Rutgers University, where I broke the school record on balance beam.

After college, I was lucky to meet my husband (yes! we met at a bar on the Jersey Shore) and married in 1999. I became a 4th and 6th grade teacher and two years after marriage, we welcomed two awesome boys…who both do wods at home and ask me about my daily wod at the dinner table. My love of CrossFit started in 2009 and I became addicted immediately. I earned my Level 1 and CrossFit Gymnastics certifications and finally had an excuse to be in handstands all day!

I qualified for Regionals as an individual 3 consecutive years, most recently, placing 17th in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Open. I look forward to being a “Masters” competitor and proud to be a mother of two boys entering my 40’s and in the best shape of my life.

Highlights

17th Mid-Atlantic Open
20th – Mid-Atlantic Regionals, 2011
1st – Metro CrossFit Competition, 2011
6th – Battle of the Border, 2011
7th – Mid-Atlantic Regional TEAM, 2011