Athlete Spotlight

Lindsey Shackelford

How long have you been doing CrossFit? Who or what got you started?

2 years. Kelley and I worked in the same building when I first moved to Denver and she told me to swing by after work with her to try out the gym. The rest is history

Tell us a little bit about yourself: (Family, career, hobbies, interests)

I’m a Clinical Director in the juvenile justice system. That’s a fancy name for yelling at teenagers who are in jail. I have a pitt bull mix named Josie. I like to paddleboard, hike with Josie, bike (to breweries), go to the opera and travel. I absolutely love football, playing fantasy football and going to music trivia/bingo.

What is your favorite memory at Alpine CrossFit?

When I was able to convince Brigid to be my box 2 box competition partner and we actually hit the podium. Recently though it was when I hit a PR back squat after dealing with numerous modifications for a hip injury for 10 months. Shout out Zach T!

What was your workout regimen before joining Alpine?

Running, lifting (some), orange theory, spin classes

How has CrossFit affected your life outside of the gym?

I’ve made a lot of really great friends from the gym that I do cool things with. CrossFit has changed my way of thinking from being hard on myself when I mess up to being more accepting of the progress I’ve made.

If you could write a book, what would it be about?

The things the youth in the jail say

What category would you be least excited/most excited to see on Jeopardy?

Most- 90s music trivia Least- things to remember when doing a snatch

 What was your first workout, and what did you think after doing it?

I remember it being thrusters and I remember it was the first time I ever did thrusters. I didn’t hate it and I think it’s because covid made me miss the barbell so much. I then told Ian (coach) after class to just take my money.

What is your favorite and least favorite WOD?

I have a love hate relationship with the Olympic lifts. Right now I love them but hate that my arms want to do all the work. My least favorite movement currently is TTB or devils press.

What advice would you give a newbie just getting started at Alpine CrossFit?

Scaled for life is totally fine. Don’t give up, it’ll get better—Except for snatches.