Julie’s CrossFit Games

Julie Migliaccio seems to be many things.

She looks like a model, carries herself like a corporate attorney, and in real life is the owner of Evolution Fitness.  She still instructs at the Post Road center, where her expertise and energy leave spin class clients’ heads spinning.

Julie Migliaccio

The 1985 Staples graduate is certified in cycle coaching, and has a tae kwon do black belt.

From July 16-18, she’ll try to be an International CrossFit Games champion.

The event is not for the faint of heart.

There are 4 events — but until an hour before it begins, competitors don’t know what they are.

In the Northeast sectional, they were:

  • An 800-meter run; 40 power snatches with a 75-pound barbell; another 800-meter run
  • 3 rounds of 20 box jumps up to a 20-inch box; 20 chest-to-bar pull-ups; 20 wall ball squats; then hurling a 14-pound ball to a 10-foot target
  • 7 minutes to built up to the heaviest 7-repetition power clean into a squat position
  • 4 rounds of 15 overhead squats with a 65-pound barbell; 15 dead lifts with a 135-pound barbell; 15 “burpees”; a 200-meter sandbag run; lifting a 65-pound stone from the floor to shoulders.

Excuse us while we get some water, and take a nap.

Migliaccio qualified for the International CrossFit Games — set for Carson, California — through March’s New England sectional qualifier.  She finished 32nd, but forfeited her individual spot in order to compete as the lead member of a 6-person team in the regional qualifier.

They finished 2nd, earning a spot in this month’s international event.

“I’ve always been competitive,” she says.  “The variety of contests in CrossFit appeals to me.”

She says the CrossFit Games attract “a lot of firepersons, fitness instructors and gym rats.  It’s quite intense.

Julie admits, “I’m beginning to feel my age somewhat.  But my mind still tells me I can do so much more.”

Along with her heart, lungs, biceps, triceps, quads, hamstrings and glutes.

10 responses to “Julie’s CrossFit Games

  1. Classy lady. Tough broad.

  2. Jo Ann Miller

    For those who don’t remember her, Julie was featured recently as the owner of Eddie, the Freaky Dog who has his own soda pop. I have been spinning with Julie for nearly 15 years now and I can tell you, there is no better workout in this town. Great success and I wish the best of luck to her in the finals!! Go Jules!!!!

  3. Princeton '82

    “Always been competitive.” I guesss so. Wow, no wonder women are taking over the world. More power to them!

  4. The Dude Abides

    Nice article. Smoking!

  5. I belong to a CrossFit gym here in south Jersey and I can tell you they are an intense and crazy but fun-loving bunch. You’re right… it’s not for the faint of heart but I can personally vouch that it’s a great way to stay healthy, if you can handle it. Good luck to Julie and to the team from my gym, CrossFit OTG.

  6. I can attest to Julie’s expertise. I spent six months under her guidance and lost nearly twenty pounds of fat. I can also attest to you that, behind that pretty face, is a very determined young lady. Best of everything to her.

  7. Hey, I went to Staples with Julie. Amazing! I haven’t seen her in twenty some odd years. I guess the years have been kinder to her than me. I need to take a few sessions with her to rid myself of this gut!

  8. Innocent Bystander

    Julie and her husband, Jim, conduct some boot camps early in the morning for those inclined to the aforementioned exhaustion. Julie is a great gal and wish her the best of luck in her competition.

  9. Ellen Jaffe

    YOu go GAL. Let them hear you roar!

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