SamOHSFull Name: Samantha Nancy Blackmer

Nickname: Sam

Hometown: Princeton, Massachusetts

Educational/Training background: Associates degree in Ministry, B.A. in Linguistics, competitive gymnastics through high school, and CrossFit since 2012

Occupation: Program administrator

Qualifications: CrossFit Level 1 Certificate

First WOD: I think it was a 20min AMRAP of pull ups…  just pull ups. All I remember is getting slapped in the face by my band about a thousand times and then the carnage of my hands afterward.

Greatest fitness/nutrition advice: Check yourself before you wreck yourself.  You’re your own best judge and advocate. Make choices about your fitness and nutrition wisely. Do your research and standby your decision.

Favorite quote: “We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.” -Charles Kingsley

Go to cheat meal: Lucky charms and ice cream. That’s a meal, right?

Words of Wisdom: Just keep moving.

Benchmark lifts: 135lb overhead squat; 135 split jerk

Favorite Compound memory: Memorial Day Murph 2014 because the food and company was great. The workout was dismal.