First off I just want to say that I am so excited to be the spotlight athlete! I’m writing this at 11:30pm because I am so excited and can’t sleep!! (For those of you that know me, you all know that I am usually asleep by 9pm haha!). My life has always been centered around sports and athletics. I grew up with a soccer ball at my feet, playing since I can remember. All through grade school I played every sport I could get into. I was extremely competitive and I loved being a part of a team and winning with my team. After tearing my ACL in college, I got very upset thinking I’d never be the athlete I once was. About a year after surgery (and months of not working out at all), my cousin introduced me to CrossFit. I still remember my first workout and leaving the gym asking myself “WHAT IN THE WORLD WAS THAT?!”. I was hooked and addicted from there on out. CrossFit has introduced me into some of the best friends I’ve got today. It’s taught me so valuable life lessons and truly changed my life. An even bigger life change happened with I became part of the ABC/IACF family. Jordan and I went to high school together but we didn’t become super close friends until after high school. I started working in Bulverde May 2014 and drove by the gym almost every day. I remember seeing a “CrossFit” sign outside so one day in the middle of September I asked Jordan if her mom needed any coaches. A week later I was coaching all you amazing people! I know God places me in every situation because it is His will. Each and every one of us has something we’re dealing with, and becoming a part of this gym was a saving grace for me and the struggles I had been dealing with. I look forward to each and every single class I get to coach. I always love working out with you guys and having people like Wilson yell at me - “Come on Camilla, you’re slacking off!!” Stepping foot in the gym immediately takes the weight off my shoulders and it truly is a breath of fresh air (even when I’m lying on the floor after a WOD!). After my ACL surgery I was always worried I’d never feel like I was part of a team, never be able to compete again or win at something. But I am a part of a team.. its the ABC/IACF team! And I do get to compete, because I get to compete against myself to be the best coach and leader for you guys. And best of all, I get to win each and every time you guys get a new personal best or move up on your box jumps or get your kipping pull up. Thats the best kind of win EVER! I am so honored and shocked and humbled to be chosen as the spotlight athlete - Never in my wildest dreams did I think this would happen!!
Love you guys!
Camilla aka Camilla Ice aka Caramel Apple
Congratulations, Camilla Ice! Great WOD! I need to attend one of your classes. I've heard so many wonderful things about you so I must meet the legend!
Yo, VIP, lets kick it!
Ice Ice Baby....
Monique P 7:02pm
Love when we work out together and when you coach. Love that you're always so happy even if you've only gotten 3 hours of sleep. Seems like you've been here all along!!! It was meant to be. congratulations !!!
Sharon C 8:11pm
Congrats Camilla!! I love when you coach! So excited to WOD in your honor tomorrow!
Congrats Killa' !!! So excited to honor you! Your smile and attitude bring such an awesome vibe to our family, and I love pushing myself when wodding with you. Love ya girlie!!!
Congrats little lady!! So well deserved! cannot say I am excited about that WOD (you know it has 'that word') BUT I can tell you that 'Team 6:05' loves you and are SO glad we have you to coach us!! You are such a sweet girl with a fantastic 'can do' attitude that is contagious!!!
Tracy M 9:55pm
CI - Killa - Caramel Apple - CN ..... Known ya only for a lill, luv ya a whole lotta!!!! Glad you're part of the ABC/IACF family. You fit in beautifully. You are beautiful, inside and out. And what a tough apple you are 😜 fun to work out with, fun to be coached by. Inspiring. Motivating. congrats on being the SLBC. ....well deserved!!!!😘
Janette W 10:11pm
What a blessing you are to us!! I'm so thrilled to honor you tomorrow😊. I remember the first class you coached, you were so at ease and seemed right at home. Congratulations Camilla 💪
Camilla! So awesome you have been chosen to be Spotlight Bootcamper! I definitely cannot wait to honor you on Thursday! You are a blessing to our ABC/IACF family! You have helped me with my handstands! So happy for you! 😉😘🎊🎉💪👍😊❤️👊