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ATHLETE OF THE MONTH 

Kristy Camarena

When did you find CrossFit?
I’ve known about CrossFit for quite awhile, but finally made the decision to give it a try May of this year.

What is your favorite part about it?
I feel like I could name one million favorite things about CrossFit, but being a part of a community with similar goals is at the top of my list! I love being challenged both physically and mentally every time I step into the gym while being cheered on the entire time! Before I started, I assumed that this was an individual sport but everyday I step into the box I immediately feel like I’m part of a team!

What is you most loved lift/movement?
My favorite lift would be ANYTHING the ends in a squat. If it can be squatted, sign me up! Even a “pop a squat” at the end of a workout..haha! My favorite movements are handstand push-ups, “toes to bar”, and believe it or not, even the dreaded burpee is on the top of my list!

What is your most challenging movement?
My most challenging movement is a “power snatch”.

Most recent PR?
Recent PR would be 145lb back squat.

Any goals you are working towards?
I have lots of goals, but I would love to someday be able to do a muscle up.

How has CrossFit impacted your life?
CrossFit has impacted both my life and my family’s life in so many ways. I am happier and healthier than I have ever been in my life which makes every other aspect of my life all the better. My kids get to watch their mom put in hard work and I even catch them practicing power moves when they think no one is watching. I’ve also dragged my hubby into it, and he loves it just as much!

If you had one tip of advice for someone just starting CrossFit what would it be?
A tip of advice for anyone wanting to start would be that even if you’re the slightest bit interested, don’t hesitate. Come as you are and expect to be respected and celebrated no matter where you are on your fitness journey!