Athlete Spotlight – Victoria R.

Athlete Spotlight – Victoria R.

Hometown: Naples, FL

Age: 19

Profession: Student

What did you do for fitness before CrossFit? Did you play any sports growing up?  I ran cross country & track in middle school & some years throughout high school. I also did soccer but my knee injuries did not allow me to play so I stuck with running. I have been running ever since and I ran my first marathon in February.

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit?  I first got exposed years ago by my Dad when he used to watch the games on TV, not having a clue what the massive athletes were doing. As I was increasing my miles in my running I started to lose muscle mass and I wanted to find something to help me and that’s when I found crossfit bootcamp.

What was your first workout and how did it go? How did you feel after?  I do not remember my first bootcamp session but I do remember my first class as a member. We did one rep max deadlifts and I was unable to walk correctly the rest of the week.

Favorite CF Movements: Sled drags, prowlers and cleans

Least Favorite Movements: Double unders, I’m too uncoordinated for them

Favorite Cheat Meal: Froyo is my weakness and I will always give into chocolate

Favorite Paleo Meal: Steak with asparagus or green beans

What’s one thing that most people don’t know about you? I have a nose piercing.

What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CF (before/after)? My body is more toned & I’m thinking more about what I eat.

What sort of unexpected changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like CrossFit? I’m typically thinking about doing crossfit rather than running and I am always wanting to do a crossfit movement wherever I am.

Any advice for people just getting started or new to CrossFit?  There will be good workouts and bad workouts, movements that come easy and movements you think you will never do but practice makes perfect!

What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit?  I am obsessed with my nephew, I love doing any outdoor activity, spend most of my time at work, school or I am working out. I love to thrift shop and run races and I have a surprisingly HUGE appetite.

Saturday, May 30th, 2015:

  • Pullups
  • Box Step ups
  • Toes to Bar
  • Situps

coming Monday…

Teams of Two:
  • Row 500m
  • 50 Bench Press (1x BW /.75x BW)
  • Row 1,000m
  • 40 Bench Press
  • Row 2,000m
  • 30 Bench Press