This Colorado Mesa University grad ran track and field and cross-country in college, as well as volleyball and swimming, but now is all about CrossFit. She moved to California to coach and compete during the 2011 CrossFit Open, and came in 5th in the 2011 Games. At age 14, Ager told her Dad she’s going to work out every day for a year, because it’s “really good for you, and it’s really fun.” From that moment on Ager has donated her life to fitness, and has become a popular competitor in the CrossFit community.
Nicknamed the “Ager Bomb”, Andrea stays away from grains, sugar, and fake proteins. She sticks to a pretty strict paleo diet, but still enjoys milk and potatoes. She’s definitely not okay with anything unnatural. “I don’t take pills, or dietary supplements. Definitely no energy drinks. I don’t ever want to be in a situation where I need [additional] stuff to train. I train all the time. It’s survival. If I am in a canyon I don’t want to be wondering if I’ll survive without my supplements. I try to get all my vitamins from the food I eat. The only think I take is fish oil. No fruit, and no alcohol, and I eat about a pound of bacon every day.”
Andrea tries to keep her training as “random” as possible to keep her on her toes, so she can “throw down” any place, any time. Her strategy for success is to train at different times, in different circumstances so she’s always ready. Sometimes training in the morning, afternoon, or late at night, hungry, full, or tired- Andrea keeps it interesting so she’s always in go-time mode!
She tried to do at least one really long, pretty hard work out and one or two supplemental WODs each day. She goes by how she feels, and never takes a “full” rest day. She’ll go to the beach, do muscle ups on the bar, run, do intervals in the sand, rest, relax, do gymnastics, stretch- Ager is a ball of strength and energy, 24-7.
Andrea also loves training other people at CrossFit Horsepower, Vault CrossFit, and CrossFit & Pink Iron Endurance and excels in teaching track workouts, mixed CrossFit boot-camp cardio classes, gymnastic fundamentals, women’s Olympic lifting training, and more! She enjoys training at the gym, park, track, beach, anywhere she can!
She’s been doing CrossFit since September 2010, and isn’t stopping anytime soon!