T2 CrossFit December Athlete Of The Month : Jane Damico

1. Tell Us About yourself:  Born and raised in the South Hills, graduated from RMU. Started working at Highmark at age 18, and still there 35 years later as a pharmacy analyst (yes, I’m old…) Live up the hill in South Fayette with husband and 3 kids – 2 boys in college, 1 girl in high school. Have a great wild and crazy group of friends that keeps me feeling, sometimes acting, young.

2. How would your best friends describe you? Loyal, fun, reliable, nice, weird

3. What is one thing that people find surprising about you? There is absolutely nothing surprising about me.

4. How long have you been doing CrossFit? I’m just short of my 2-year gymversary at the end of December.

5. What made you start CrossFit? My favorite type of workouts had most recently been bootcamps, HIITs, functional fitness-type classes. I passed T2 every day and was curious about the workout compared to what I was familiar with so stopped in for a community class and decided immediately to give it a try. Never looked back.

6. What is your favorite thing about CrossFit? The people (shout out to the four o’clockers!) Everybody at T2 is so friendly, encouraging and supportive of each other, and inspirational. The effort I see around me makes me want to keep going when I doubt myself.

7. What is your favorite movement? Wall balls, DB thrusters, rowing

8. What is your least favorite movement? Burpees…they just kill my whole workout and they never get easier!

9. What is your biggest accomplishment to date both CrossFit related and non-CrossFit related? I’m getting stronger and have suffered no injury setbacks. That’s key at my old age! Away from the gym, my biggest accomplishment is being a mother of 3. They make me gray, but show us glimpses sometimes that they may just turn out ok. Fingers crossed.

10. What is your next goal? Where do I start? Solid dubs, one HSPU, one T2B, one KPU

11. What is your favorite WOD you have done so far? Any AMRAP or anything involving question #7.

12. Free write: I look forward to the next 2 years pushing myself through the hardest workouts I’ve ever experienced with such a great T2 community. You’re the best!


🤔  Who Likes A Quiz? How CrossFitted Are You?

Aside from the 1% of athletes who have CrossFit Games’ potential, CrossFit really is for the other 99% of us. It is huge on community, wellness and fitness, clean-eating, and functional movement to get you, injury-free, through the day. It is also rather confusing. Maybe the following with help explain things a little. 😊 

1. Match the following abbreviations to their meaning:

WOD CrossFit BOR Clean & Jerk PU ButterFly Sit Ups
HSPU Down Dog Push Ups GHD Sumo Dead  Lift High Pull HRPU Hand Stand Push Ups
AS Chest to Bar T2CF Kettle Bell Swings MU Bent Over Rows
BS Pull Ups T2B Push Ups DDPU Knees to Chest
FS Workout Of the Day K2C Air Squat DUBS Muscle Up
KBS Overhead Squat SDLHP Power Clean BFSU Wall Balls
DB Double Unders WB Back Squat CF Front Squat
DL Glutes-Hams Developer C&J Dumb Bell C2B Toes to Bar
PU T2 CrossFit OHS Hand Release Push Up PC Dead Lift

2. Fill in the blank: Gymnastics, Endurance and ………… are the 3 main components of CrossFit methodology.

3. Which one is not one of the 10 elements of CrossFit:

Accuracy, Agility, Balance, Coordination, Endurance, Flexibility, Power, Strength, Speed, Stamina, Vigor

4. To sit into/stand up from a chair, would you:

a)burpee  b) squat  c) box jump?

5. Pick up a bag of mulch, would you:

a) deadlift  b) power clean  c) bend over with straight legs and strain your back?

6. Put away the holiday decorations on a top shelf:

a)  clean & jerk  b) thruster  c) throw it like a wall ball?

7. Put in the most logical order:  fitness, sickness, wellness

a) ……………………. b)…………………….. c) ……………………….

8. Have you noticed that burpees and thrusters don’t have an abbreviation? I wonder why 🤔  On the T2 FaceBook page, list other movements that don’t have abbreviations.  💪

Answers: 2. Strength;  3. Vigor;  4.b;  5.a or b;  6. a, b, or c;  7.Sickness, Wellness, Fitness.


Clinics coming:  Saturday 11 January 2020

🌟⭐️ Strong is Beautiful ⭐️🌟

Calling all young Ladies aged 12-17 

Join me for an awesome afternoon of talking about being confident with who you are and what you do, believing in yourself, about goal setting, a little bit of working out, nutrition chat, and lots of fun!! January 11th from 12-4pm. Limited spots so reserve your spot now! $50. Registration link: Beautiful Is Strong Is Beautiful


🤣  Now that everything CrossFit is crystal clear, why not come and see, for real, what it is all about? Get a jump on the Holiday excesses. Drop in. Our awesomely supportive T2 Coaches and Community will chat with you and answer your questions and concerns. Try a class. You have several options – Free Trial CrossFit Class, Free Community Class, SWEAT, Cycle, Row Zone:

FREE TRIAL CLASS – Learn in the class setting Text New member to (412) 772-4264  or email office.t2crossfit@gmail.com 


9:00 FREE Adult Community Class – no membership required

10:30 Members’ WOD (not available for FREE Trial class offer)

T2 Fitness Classes: (unless otherwise posted)

SWEAT: (Ladies only)

Sunday 8:00am

Monday & Wednesday 9:30am

Tuesday & Thursday 6:00am


Sunday 9:00am

Tuesday 10:30am

Row Zone!

Sunday 10:00am

T2 Fitness – No membership required 

Sign-up, the night before at the latest, is required 


💫 Holiday Schedules: 💫 

Tuesday 24 December – 8 & 10am, 12 noon, 4pm

Wednesday 25 December – Closed

Thursday 26 December – 8 & 10am, 12 noon, 4pm

Tuesday 31 December – 8am CrossFit; 10am Fitness – The 20’s (see coaches or message through FB page for details)

⭐️ Kids, Preteens & Teens: Holiday Schedule 🌟 

Monday 23 December – regular classes

Tuesday 24 Wednesday 25 December – no classes

Thursday 26 December – regular classes

Monday 30 December – regular classes

Tuesday 31 December/Wednesday 1 January – no classes

Thursday 2 January – regular classes

#minibradletes #t2crossfit #t2crossfitteens #workforit @t2crossfit @crossfitkids

If you have a child (children) who would like to try CrossFit and meet some awesome CrossFit Kids, Preteens and Teens, text New Kid to 412 772 4624 or email t2crossfitkids@gmail.com for more info and to arrange for a free class.


This week’s food: Smoked Salmon Dip (Paleo, Gluten-Free, Keto)

I adapted the recipe to use the ingredients I had: tinned salmon; green end of a green onion; dried Dill. It is very quick and easy to make and quite delicious. 😋 


This Week’s Trivia: Not Trivia: It was Paul’s birthday yesterday. Old Fart; Young At Heart. Happy Birthday to everyone with a birthday at this time of year. 🎂 


📣 – Saturday, 21st December – T2 Holiday Party. Have a wonderful time.  First challenge is to recognize your classmates in dressed-up clothes. Than take the time to meet and chat with fellow athletes from other classes. 😊 🎉 🎊

Be safe. Happy Holidays. And A Very Happy, Safe and Prosperous New Year. 🎉


T2 CrossFit Team



Important Info:

*** Free Trial Class schedule: Mon-Fri 5:30, 6:30, 9:00am; 12:10, 4:00, 5:00, 6:00, 7:00pm (Not available 4:00-7:00pm for the next 5 Fridays)

*****If you would like to take a fitness class, please make sure you sign up the night before.  If there are no sign-ups by 8pm, there will not be a coach, therefore no class.*****


SWEAT/CYCLE/ROW ZONE! : For more information, make sure to follow our page on Instagram (search: Top) t2_fitness_   (search: People) @t2_fitness_   #tag us: #t2_fitness_


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