Member Spotlight: Gabby Gilbert-Snarr

Tell us about yourself!

Hi! My name is Gabby. I’ve been coming to Alchemy on and off since August 2021. I have a 10-month-old daughter and a 3-year-old golden retriever. I work as an optometrist in Waterdown. 

What got you into CrossFit?

I played competitive soccer all my life and played for the University of South Carolina during my undergrad. After graduating, I had a major identity crisis and found I was able to fill the void with CrossFit. 

What do you like about Alchemy?

I love the coaching, programming, and friendly members. I can always guarantee I’ll get a good workout when I come in! 

What has been your proudest moment at Alchemy?

Getting bar muscle ups in a WOD for the first time postpartum. 

What are your CrossFit goals for the future?

I am working towards getting my ring muscle-ups back after having my daughter. 

If you could design the perfect workout, what would it include?

Power cleans, chest-to-bar pull-ups, and assault bike. 

What’s the biggest change you’ve seen in yourself since you started CrossFit?

Upper body strength. When I first started CrossFit I was not able to do a strict pull-up, now I can do multiple sets and reps. 

When you’re not at the gym, what’s your favourite thing to do?

Hike around Dundas with my husband, daughter, and dog. 

What’s your favourite local Hamilton food spot?

Thirsty Cactus in Dundas.

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