Debra McMahon Levitt, owner
CrossFit City of Athletes, 2191 Watson Blvd., Suite C, 787-3915
How long have you been in business?: Levitt started her business about five years ago. She has been athletic since she was a child and has enjoyed running, swimming and riding bikes, she said. While working as a Jones County High School art teacher she worked out at a gym. When she changed her routine to include CrossFit training, others in the gym noticed and wanted to learn how to do it. Crossfit is a strength and conditioning training program.
I got certified to be a CrossFit trainer and one thing led to another, Levitt said.
I started the business at the same time I was still teaching so I could already have the business developing and growing so when I retired I could do the CrossFit (business) full time.
What do you like best about your job?: Levitt likes being a coach. People dont just come in and do whatever and leave and go home, she said. There is a lot of energy I put into my clients. She also likes to watch her clients perform and learn new movements and see results. ... There is competition involved, so the workouts are more performance-based as opposed to just working a body part.
What is your specialty?: Our specialty is we do metabolic conditioning as well as strength training of your conventional, traditional power lifting movements plus the Olympic lifts, she said.
What are your future plans?: Levitt said shes happy with the space she now has for her business, but she would like to add some different equipment in the future. Also, she may add special classes for women.
Theres an outside shot of doing something in Macon, she said.
-- Linda S. Morris