Athlete of the Month: December 2017

Laura Lutgen

Laura Lutgen

Caffeinated CrossFit, Smyrna, GA

Laura started visiting Caffeinated CrossFit in the early months of the gym’s conception. She was based in New York at the time and was dropping in every time she was in town. We were delighted when she moved down and let Caffeinated be part of her life. Laura helps everyone through the workouts by keeping her head down and chugging along without complain (only after she starts the workout). Extra credit work on her own to get her closer to her goals before or after class is also the norm for her.


Some fun facts about Laura:

(Q) What do you enjoy doing outside of CrossFit? (A) Traveling, watching football, being a hooligan

(Q) What is your biggest achievement so far? (A) In crossfit? Finally having a consistent 1RM backsquat over 200. In life? Ask me again in about 6-8 months.


(Q) Any advice for anyone just starting their CrossFit journey? (A) Don't compete too much against other people - we are all at different levels with different abilities and different experiences. Don't give up - the pain is only temporary (usually).

(Q) Favorite Cheat Meal. (A) Tacos and margaritas.

(Q) CrossFit Secret: (A) I don't think I have one - I guess I just try to keep my head down, focus, and get sh*t done - even if it is just one rep at a time.

(Q) On Rest Days: (A) I'm probably just working. or writing. or sleeping. or eating. :)

(Q) Who is your box buddy? (A) I have a few but I gotta go with B Webbz on this one.


Coaches Comments:

"Laura is awesome! She has a great work ethic and knows her body’s limitations. The fact she came in with a boot and worked on what she could is a testament to how hard she works towards her goals. One day we’ll sync up our schedules and do a competition together and rock our cat tanks." ~ Coach Jess

"Laura is a super dedicated athlete and is committed to reaching her goals. She sets a positive example for others at the gym every day she shows up to work out!" ~Coach Mike

"Laura is super amazing! She is committed, dedicated and always working hard toward her goals! From diligently working on BMU to coming in with a boot on to do what she could, she is always ready to give it her all! Also she is funny and a great workout partner!" ~Coach Mary

"Laura is a great addition to Caffeinated. She is a welcoming and friendly face whenever 4:30 class arrives, having already been at the gym to work on her goals and improve her form, performance, etc. It's nice to have someone to gripe about burpees with, but also someone who will do them along with you!" ~Coach Claire


"Laura L."

2 Person Teams

200m Team Run buy in


20 Min AMRAP:

15 V ups

9 Squat Cleans 155/ 115

6 Rope Climbs