Meet: April Keuter

April and her CrossFit Idol, Mie, at the USAW/CrossFit Open

I started Crossfitting about a year and a half ago.  I was going to Y regularly, but didn’t really like going and hated fighting for a parking spot in the evenings.  My boyfriend would like to take credit for me starting Crossfit – we would do the mainsite WODs sometimes but I just thought they were weird short workouts that military guys did.  Then one of my girlfriends in Atlanta started Crossfitting at CrossFit North Atlanta and loved it.  So one night when I couldn’t find a parking spot at the Y, I returned home and emailed  Lance.

CrossFit has changed my life.  I’m in better shape than when I was playing high school soccer and running track.  My favorite things about CrossFit:

  • Competition!
  • Great friends
  • Fun/intense/scary events
  • My arms (and my butt)
  • Visiting other CrossFit gyms (esp. CrossFit Montgomery County)
  • Snatch
  • Awesome trainers
  • Variety

Name: April Keuter

How long coming to CrossFit: 1.5 years

Average # of visits a week: Probably 3x right now but there have been times when I’ve averaged 5-6x

Favorite CrossFit workout: Those that mainly consist of pull-ups, overhead squats and a few double unders.

Least favorite: AMRAPS > 12 mins – the faster you go, the more work you have to do…

Biggest CrossFit Accomplishment: Hmm, so many.the one I was most excited was my first pullup.  More recently it was rewarding and fun to represent UCF on our Affiliate Cup team at Crossfit Dirty South Regionals in May.

Personal CrossFit goal for the next 12 months:
Body weight snatch

CrossFit Idol: Mie – Even though she’s mainly focusing on Olympic lifting right now, she can still kick just about anybody’s ass at any given WOD.

Favorite workout jam: We don’t play Miley Cyrus’ Party in the USA anymore… LOL

The slogan you would put on a Crossfit t-shirt: It doesn’t even need a slogan, we need one that says “Ultimate CrossFit” in big letters

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17 Responses to “Meet: April Keuter”

  1. pfab
    December 6, 2010 at 7:44 pm #

    from one april to another…. you rock! and miley cyrus’ Party In the USA does too… everyone knows they love that jam. ;)

  2. AK
    December 6, 2010 at 8:35 pm #

    Thanks Pfab -you also rock!
    Also, I wrote this a while ago and was very happy to see the new UCF shirts in the gym tonight!

  3. Hirst
    December 6, 2010 at 9:04 pm #

    April “AK” can’t say enough good things about you. You’re an amazing athlete and a great person. Glad to call you a friend!!

  4. Chelsea
    December 7, 2010 at 7:25 am #

    Agreed on the logo! I’m glad its BIG! Proud to rock it! Good write up April :)

  5. carrie
    December 7, 2010 at 8:36 am #

    You are an incredible athlete and friend! Glad to see you profiled.

  6. reagan
    December 7, 2010 at 10:10 am #

    She forgot to add that another proud moment was to be a part of the KETTLEBELLES! j/k. You are always an inspiration to work out with! And your arms ARE pretty awesome :)

  7. Meg H
    December 7, 2010 at 10:44 am #

    Love this April! You’re the bomb dot com. :)

  8. Lizzy
    December 7, 2010 at 10:54 am #

    April you are awesome! I miss you!!

  9. Nancy
    December 7, 2010 at 5:54 pm #

    Amazing athlete, amazing girl. XOXO

  10. mie
    December 7, 2010 at 9:25 pm #

    Some of my best CF moments are meeting, working out with, coaching, hiking, etc, etc, etc. with you!!!! Great write up! Sooooo glad you are part of the UCF family :)

  11. Jayme
    December 8, 2010 at 8:50 am #

    You Rock AK!! :)

  12. Jaye
    December 8, 2010 at 12:31 pm #

    And let’s not forget that AK is about the only one who can do a real inverted burpee. Always happy to see you in the gym, April!

  13. JP Soto
    December 8, 2010 at 1:45 pm #

    Awesome article April! You are an inspiration and it’s so much fun to work out with you!

  14. AK
    December 8, 2010 at 6:34 pm #

    Thanks everyone! Your comments mean so much to me. You guys are the reason I love UCF!

  15. Whitney Bayer
    December 10, 2010 at 12:51 am #

    April you are awesome and inspiring! Can’t wait to see that BW snatch!

  16. Eric C.
    December 16, 2010 at 1:42 am #

    What’s not to love about AK? Looks like an angel and has the heart of a champion. It s always a thrill to watch her disarm people with that smile then stomp their guts out when the timer starts.

  17. Kristen
    December 21, 2010 at 3:15 pm #

    April – you rock! you will have the bw snatch in no tmme and I hope I am there to see it:)

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