CFHY April Athlete of the Month: Donna!

The CrossFit Hyannis Athlete of the Month for April is Donna! Donna is our most seasoned member, and after a lifetime of hard work in the retail world she says she loves the retired life- enjoying every day and truly living the dream! In addition to CrossFit, she also stays active by going on daily walks, gardening, and going out with her girls.

Prior to starting with us last spring, Donna popped into the ten o’clock class several times to check out the scene. After watching a few classes- Donna decided that she was ready to throw down and join the “fun.”

Now a year later she is a staple at the 6:30am class who regularly puts intimidation into her classmates. In the past year she has improved immensely, rarely missing a class even in the depths of winter. She now does burpees, joins in on runs, is a rowing pro, and a master with the barbell.   She rocks group warm ups, and has been known to throw out a sassy comment or two to her classmates.

Over the past year Donna’s health has improved immensely- she’s lost weight, gained strength, and gained mobility and better movement. Even though Donna says that she keeps her car running in the parking lot just in case she needs to make a quick getaway and claims she hasn’t experience the “fun” we keep saying she’ll have- she never backs down from a workout or a challenge. Donna is a beautiful example to all of us that it’s never too late to start something new.

She is also a great example of the universal scalability of CrossFit and the reminder that although it’s fun to watch in awe the athletes who compete in the CrossFit Games, perhaps even more impressive are the normal, everyday people who use CrossFit to enhance and enrich their lives on the road to better levels of health and fitness. We are lucky to have Donna as part of our community and as an inspiration to continue to live lives of vigor and strength at any age.

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