Behind the Desk, and Introducing a CFSBK Woman of Many Talents: Janelle Barth
We are so excited to announce Janelle Barth’s new roles at CFSBK. Janelle was our Athlete of the Month last July, and she came on-board to work behind the desk in August, and took on a number of other roles in October. She is now our Front Desk Manager, Project Manager, and Director of Kids’ Club and CrossFit Kids. Janelle has plenty of experience in each of these roles, and her leadership and organizational skills have already helped make CFSBK an even better version of itself. You will also still see her behind the desk, so check out her interview below!
Two weeks ago, it was Camillionaire, and now, introducing…
Where were you born and where did you grow up: Born: Brooklyn, NY; Grew up: Wheatley Heights, NY
How long have you been CrossFitting, and how did you arrive at CFSBK? Three years. I was introduced to CrossFit by a personal trainer at 24 Hour Fitness and tested out of Foundations with Fox in December 2011. Took my first class on January 2, 2012 and the rest is history.
What are you up to when you’re not at 597 Degraw Street: I started graduate school at Bank Street this month! Before working at SBK, I worked extensively with kids as a camp counselor and program director, a swim instructor and swim team coach, and as the Director of Operations at an enrichment center for children newborn to 5-years-old in Manhattan. I also like long walks on the beach, baking, knitting, and Legos.
First album that you loved: The Dirty Dancing soundtrack
“Ask me about that time I…” watched the sunset on top of Mauna Kea
Favorite restaurant or bar in Brooklyn: Walter’s in Fort Greene
Favorite and least favorite lift: Favorite: deadlift; least favorite: deadlift
Any Front Desk PSAs you’d like to share? Please clean up after yourself!
News and Notes
- Jordan W. wrote a post about his journey with CrossFit at CFSBK on his blog, Caveat Lector. Check it out here!
- Lost and Found: Does any of this belong to you? Pick it up by 2/5 if so, or we’re giving it away.
- Have you signed up yet for the CFSBK Snowshoe Trip in the Catskills on January 31? There are still a couple spaces left, but your deadline to sign up is TODAY! Learn more here.
- DON’T FORGET TO RSVP FOR CLASS. The early morning folks are crushing the evening folks at RSVPing. Step up your game! Go to the CFSBK Online Store, log in, click “Calendar” from the left-hand column, select the class you plan on attending, press the blue “Reserve” button on the right-hand side of the screen, and voila! It’s that easy. Learn more on the RSVP to CFSBK page (located in the left-hand column under General Information).
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