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  • An Intimate Interview with Masters Games Athlete Amy "Pistol" Mandelbaum

    The barbell was heavy. Heavy. Amy emphasized the word. It was a way to get out aggression, a way out of her own head. She had just moved from New York City- this bright, in your face, loud, yet majestic place to what any native pavement pounding city dweller would call, “the country”.

    “I needed a place to put all of that and as soon as I touched that barbell I fell in love with it.”

    Interview by Chestee Blog Editor, Genevieve Gyulavary.

    Photo courtesy of Irene Penny.

    An Intimate Interview with Masters Games Athlete Amy "Pistol" Mandelbaum

    Wed, Nov 20, 19

    Amy Mandelbaum aka: Amy “Pistol” Mandelbaum, returned from the 2012 CrossFit Games unable to lift her left arm. While she suspects this injury had been brewing over the entirety of...

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  • “I am the luckiest.”  ~an in-depth interview with athlete Kelsey Kiel

    “I graduated college with a BA in business administration and marketing. I knew nothing about CrossFit® or nutrition, and I made fun of my friends who did CrossFit®, which was weird considering all the off-season stuff we did in soccer was my jam, like squatting and deadlifting, but no light bulbs went off about that. I was also a big partier coming out of college, LOTS of drinking and eating so CrossFit® wasn’t on my radar.”

    Article by Genevieve Gyulavary

    “I am the luckiest.” ~an in-depth interview with athlete Kelsey Kiel

    Wed, Nov 20, 19

    Kels Kiel is a 26-year-old crossfitter from Philadelphia, PA. If you haven’t ever heard of her you can go check out her gallery on the gram (@kelskiel) where she highlights...

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