We’re excited to announce the newest addition to our BTB Team and Community Coach Skyler Adams.
Little bit about Skyler
I’m an Oklahoma City native. Boomer Sooner! Thunder Up! My mom was an actor so my brother, sister, and I grew up hanging out in the theatre. My other love was basketball. So it was acting and basketball. After high school, I figured a six foot white guy does better in the theatre. Ive been a working actor in Chicago and on National Tours around the country and have come to Atlanta for the Film and Television scene. I was introduced to CrossFit in 2012 and it allowed me to feel like an athlete again. So not much has changed over time. It’s still acting and fitness. My wife Betsy and I have been married for three years and are excited to be in ATL.
– How long have I been CrossFitting?
– What do I enjoy about coaching?
I love helping people realize the potential of fitness in their lives. And I like being surrounded by people who are showing up and trying to get better.
– What is a fun fact about you?
I played basketball with Blake Griffin in High School.
– Favorite WOD?
– Favorite Superhero?
– What is your favorite thing to do outside of coaching and CrossFit?
– What is your favorite music to listen to while working out?
Hans Zimmer Movie Soundtracks
Least favorite? gymnastics. all of them.
BTB Fitness is excited to welcome Cheryl Haworth and Haworth Weightlifting Club!
Cheryl Haworth is a three-time Olympian and medalist, world record holder and 11-time consecutive national champion in the sport of weightlifting. She earned her Olympic bronze medal in the Sydney 2000 Games which was the first time women were allowed to compete in weightlifting at the Olympics. Haworth is a Pan-American Champion, two-time Jr. World Champion and was recently inducted in the United States Weightlifting Hall of Fame. She still holds all the American Junior, Senior and Pan American Records in the Super-heavyweight category. These records have stood, unchallenged for almost two decades.
For the past three years Cheryl has been coaching athletes full-time who are looking to get stronger, more efficient and/or compete in the sport of weightlifting. Her team, Haworth Weightlifting, range in ages from 9 to 50+ and represent countries such as the Philippines, Ireland, France, Australia, Hong Kong, Finland, Canada and of course, The United States. After recently relocating back to her home state of Georgia from Hong Kong, Cheryl is looking to continue sharing her vast experience in the sport with the local community!
Dear BTB Family,
I am 54 years old, I was born in Fajardo Puerto Rico and raised in Brooklyn, New York. I obtained a master degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Where I then stayed (for 28 years) and coached as an assistant men’s basketball coach, women’s head coach. I helped guide both teams to the first round of the NCAA DIII tournament. I stopped coaching and started the college’s first fitness center, recreation and intramural department.
Being part of guiding someone towards achieving all their fitness goals and surpassing them is the greatest reward for me.
There is always going to be a special place in my heart for Fran. Fran was my very first named WOD. I didn’t know what all the fuss was about until I did it…barely.
Whats my favorite and least favorite movements?
I like Rowing and wall balls, because I’m tall. My favorite strength exercise is deadlifts.
What is a fun fact about you?
I am ranked in the top 10% in the world in my age group, for CrossFit. I am the back to back champion of the Hilton Head garage wars.
What is your favorite thing todo outside of coaching and CrossFit?
Besides playing around with my boys I like to play basketball.
My favorite music to listen to while working out?
My favorite music to workout with is usually anything with a hard beat. I love AC/DC and old school stuff but I also have hip hop stuff. Sometimes, during strength training, I listen to things like Andrea Bocelli. My music library has 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, Country, hip hop, techno and all kinds of music.
Basic Gymnastics Course:
Basic Gymnastics is a great supplemental program for beginning and intermediate Crossfit athletes who want to focus in on improving their movement patterns. This 8 week program includes 4 in person meetings along with programming/homework during the week, video review, and community support.
The curriculum will cover:
-Basic gymnastics shapes (hollow/extension)
-General Body Awareness on the ground and hanging from the bar
-Proper Kip Technique
There are no athletic pre-requisites for this class. If you are looking to get your first pull-up, or be able to string multiple toes to bar together, or even get your first push-up, this is the class for you. (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO THOSE IN THEIR FIRST 18 MONTHS OF CROSSFIT)
Coached by: Casey Castleberry (BTB Fitness Stafff, Level 2 Certificate, Crossfit Gymnastics, Founder of Basic and Advanced Gymnastics Seminar Series)
Cost: $120 for BTB Members, $150 for non-members
Why the cost? This 8 week program includes a specific program designed to increase gymnastics skills over 8 weeks, includes 6 hours of in person coaching, a dedicated facebook page for questions during the week, video review, and community support.
Meeting Time: Saturday from 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. (BTB Ponce Location)
Meeting Dates: 3/25, 4/8, 4/22, 5/6
How long have you been CrossFitting?, How did you get started?, Where was your first gym?
We would like to take a moment to announce and welcome the newest member of our BTB coaching staff and family, Kacey Millard. Kacey and her husband Tony, moved to Atlanta from Chicago where they first got involved with CrossFit in 2011.
Kacey brings a wealth of knowledge, skill, personality, enthusiasm, and love for the sport to our community. We are beyond thrilled to have her as our new Assistant Director of Operations and Head Trainer. Please introduce yourself and help us give them a warm BTB welcome.
Kacey tell us a little bit about yourself?
I was born and raised in Nashville, TN, went to school here in Atlanta at Emory, and then got a job in the corporate world in Chicago (go Cubs). I met my husband Tony, who is a native Chicagoan, in the Windy City and his job brought me back to Atlanta last summer. We are slightly obsessed with our 3 year old dog, Kuma, who’s name may or may not be inspired by a burger restaurant in Chicago.
Three part question:
How long have you been CrossFitting?, How did you get started?, Where was your first gym?
I was a pretty active kid, always playing sports, and post college became a treadmill junkie at a globo gym. After a couple of very painful injuries and general boredom, I heard about crossfit through a friend in 2011. CrossFit was still a relatively new thing, and looking at gyms close to me, I was so confused about what it was! I didn’t understand how people did CrossFit instead of going to a “real gym”. Eventually both Tony and I signed up for an intro session together at CrossFit Chicago, and from there I was hooked! I joined the next day and haven’t been back to a globo gym since. When I started CrossFit I couldn’t do push ups from my toes, and unassisted pull-ups were out of the question. I thought I was “strong” then, so it is very cool to reflect back on where I was physically 5+ years ago.
How long have you been coaching CrossFit and how did you get started?
I started helping out around my box in Chicago about a year after I started crossfitting while continuing to work my accounting and finance job. I learned how much I loved working with members and how satisfying it was to give others some of the happiness that crossfit had given to me. After year of coaching, my home box needed some full-time coaching staff, so I jumped at the opportunity to leave the corporate world and haven’t looked back since.
What is your favorite part about coaching?
I love seeing non-physical transformations in people. There’s nothing better than someone gaining confidence and mental strength inside the gym and then getting to see that apply to their lives in a positive way outside the gym.
What is your favorite wod and why?
Air force WOD
20 Thrusters (95/65)
20 Sumo deadlift high pulls
20 Push jerks
20 Overhead squats
20 Front squats
4 Burpees on the minute, every minute until the reps are completed.
This workout is a controlled sprint with chaos and I love it!
Whats your favorite and least favorite movements?
Favorite: Snatches, pull-ups, and burpees
Least favorite: Deadlifts and Handstand pushups. UGH!
What is your favorite thing to do outside of coaching and CrossFit?
I love to cook. My mom cooked a ton growing up, and my brother is now a chef in Chicago (hit me up for recommendations if you are visiting the area). I cook often and Tony and I love to try new restaurants around town, and especially when we travel. I have tons of healthy recipes and have a big interest in nutrition if anyone wants to chat about it!
So everyone (i.e. the class) loves to play DJ during classes. What is your favorite music to listen to while working out?
I love classic rock and country music. Those aren’t always the best genres to workout to though. I’ll usually put on some top hits and go. Once I start working out, I don’t pay too much attention to the music.
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