Coach Amanda stumbled upon CrossFit in 2012 and it has been her main source of training ever since. Amanda enjoys the constant change and challenge of each workout. Coach Amanda's high energy and fun personality in the gym has also allowed her to gain many friends and even a husband, Derik Sidell. That's right! Amanda met her husband Derik at the gym! Amanda has competed in many local CrossFit competitions over the past several years and enjoys friendly competition. She prefers a barbell over the rig and running over rowing. Amanda is most proud of maintaining her fitness during pregnancy, first in 2017 and 2020. Amanda lives in Norwalk with her husband Derik, their son, Brooks, and daughter, Eliotte.