Roaster Spotlight: Annmarie Percic

From Coach Pete: Consistency is by far one of the most important factors to success. From time to time, Roaster Barbell will have attendance challenges to really test the members consistency. Not long ago, we wrapped up our latest attendance challenge and this is where Annmarie first stood out to me. At the time, Annmarie was a brand new athlete in the Roaster Barbell community and she was just beginning to learn the ins and outs of her new gym. Not only did she accept the challenge, she didn’t miss a day. At this point, I knew Annmarie would be able to have tremendous success with our community. Recently, I was asked what kind of athlete best represents Roaster Barbell and Annmarie is exactly that. She works hard, has big goals, and wants what is best for everyone! Im so happy you are here, Annmarie. I look forward to watching your continued success and thank you for trusting me to help you along the way! #teamroasterbarbell

1) What is your why? What gets you out of bed in the morning?

My why is to be better than I was yesterday. Consistency is the key to anything in life. I get out of bed because working out is the best way for me to start my day.

2) What is your most meaningful goal?

My most meaningful goal is to leave a legacy, I want to be remembered by my family and others that I made them feel special, and that my character and integrity were admired by those around me. One of my favorite quotes from a pastor friend of mine is “people don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.”

3) If you could have lunch with anyone ever, who would it be and why?

If it was someone alive today, then I would have to say David Goggins. I read his book and I am awe-inspired by his work ethic in his fitness journey. I would want to know what makes him tick, and how he has control over his mind and body the way he does, how he overcame such adversity in his life to get where he was able to go. (If you have not read his book, go get it, “Can’t Hurt Me”)

*Not here on earth, would have to be my dad, just to let him know that he taught me so much more than he knew that he did, and that he would be very proud of how my brother and I have grown his business and continued his legacy.

4) What is your favorite part of training?

The different challenges of each wod. Seeing how far I can push myself. Training also increases my self confidence.

5) What is your least favorite part of training?

Not being able to perform a movement. (I am going to work fervently in 2022 to get pull-ups, dubs, and have more confidence in my rope climbs.)

6) What has been your biggest obstacle on your fitness journey?

Time, I wish I had extra time to put a little more work in each week. I am going to work on that in the new year.

7) What would your ideal day consist of?

Working out, breakfast, beach time, paddleboarding, dinner, sleep. (you did say ideal, lol, this would not be in Cleveland of course)

8) What is something that no one knows about you?

This is a trick question for me, I would have to say that most people don’t know that I have a full back tattoo, and are very surprised when they find out that I do.

9) Who is your biggest inspiration?

My biggest inspiration is my daughter Kennedi. She has always inspired me to be the best I can be. She believes in me way more than I believe in myself. The battles she has overcome and to be where she is today in her CrossFit journey is very inspiring to me and others around her.

10) What brought you to Roaster Barbell?

I was in search of a new crossfit gym. I was looking for something a little more challenging, with an awesome community and coach.

11) How has the gym influenced your life outside of the gym?

It helps me to make better choices nutrition wise, I have more self-confidence in my day to day activities and roles. Being strong physically helps in being strong mentally.

12) What advice would you give someone who is on the fence about Roaster Barbell?

Definitely give it a try, I was intimidated at first because I knew that Roaster had many elite athletes and I wasn’t sure I would fit in. I was pleasantly surprised to find athletes of all caliber there. Most importantly I can say that the coach believes in his athletes, no matter what level.

13) If you could go anywhere in the world for a day where would you go and why?

I would go to southern Italy to see my great aunt and my relatives. It was my last vacation with my dad the year that he passed, and I have wanted to go back there ever since, not to mention authentic Italian food is amazing!

14) Is there anything else you would like to add?

Thank you for this opportunity. I am honored to be in the spotlight, first time ever. Thank you for noticing my hard work. I am really enjoying the programming and the community. I am so happy I took that leap that day when Meg invited me. I know I made an awesome decision, just wish I would have started sooner.


Thank you for taking the time to get to know Annmarie and her journey! If you would like to learn how you could become our next success story, just email Coach Pete at and lets begin talking about how Roaster Barbell and help you reach your goals!