Julieanne Dirks began CrossFit one year ago March 4th at the urging of fellow CrossFitting friends and maybe just a tad bit of alcohol influence! In that year Julie has made amazing gains and already pushed hader than even she thought possible! Dirks said “What most surprises me is how far I have actually come! I never thought the heavy weights I have been lifting would even be possible”!“Julie is a very hard worker and has even more potential to be a great athlete. One of her best qualities is the way she listens to the coaches and uses that knowledge to be her best”. Said coach, Cliff Gamblin. Julie has always been like a sister to me as I was her sister’s best friend growing up! The first couple of days she was in CrossFit were hard on me as a coach for Julie! She was very uspet at the end of WODs and like a big sister I never wanted to see her in pain. I thought for sure she wouldn’t last! She is the one person who surprised me the most that I have seen walk through that big garage door!We have watched Julie make amazing gains in her short year with us and can’t wait to see what the next year holds. You don’t’ have to take our word for it! Her before and after pictures speak for themselves!Her next challenge? CrossFit Open 2014!!!