Athlete Profile: Jodi Speth

Jodi Speth

J-Swole. J^2. Jacked Jodi. This humble beast can always be found smiling during her WOD’s, seeming like she is pumping through endless thrusters effortlessly. Check her out!

What’s your athletic/fitness background?I swam competitively from age 8 through high school (my events were 100m butterfly and 100m breaststroke) and ran cross country/track in high school, continuing on into college at James Madison University, where I competed in cross country, indoor track (1000 meters) and outdoor track (1500 meters). After college, I continued to run for fun, competing in several marathons and local races.

What was your first CrossFit workout and what did you think of it?
One of my first workouts involved 8 minutes of wall balls and I was so sore I couldn’t walk up or down the stairs for days.

What’s the biggest change for you since starting CrossFit?
My core strength has improved tremendously, which has made me a more efficient runner, less prone to injury, and a better well-balanced athlete.

What’s been your favorite DCF moment up to now?
I had so much fun doing the Open! It was great to see everyone supporting and cheering one another on to achieve their goals. I got to know a lot of people better through that experience.

Least favorite CrossFit movement/WOD?
Box jumps. I have the scars to prove it.

Favorite CrossFit movement/WOD?
Anything with running/cardio

When did you know you were hooked?
When I stopped wearing my running shoes and bought Inov8’s.

Any advice for people starting out?

  • Don’t be afraid to challenge yourself. All of the movements are possible, some just take more practice than others.
  • Have fun!
  • Make sure to take the time to say “Hi!” and introduce yourself. Getting to know everyone and becoming a part of the community is one of the greatest benefits of CrossFit.

Describe your favorite part about DCF?
The DCF family. I’ve loved getting to know everyone and have made some great friends. My move to Japan will definitely be bittersweet.