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CrossFitter of the Month – January 2014

Hey Folks!

This month we recognize a CrossFitter who has earned the title through serious consistency, dedication and clear enjoyment of the program.  This person has been with us for much of our existence and continues to contribute so much to our gym through her great efforts and through being a fantastic role model for the rest of her family.  The coaches would like to take this opportunity to thank this month’s Crossfitter of the month for her hard work and consistently pleasant disposition!

This month we recognize…

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Here are her answers to our questions:

Name:  Stephanie Bushey

Age: 43

Occupation: Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist Team Lead, March of Dimes Canada

What was your exercise experience prior to crossfit?

I dabbled in various stuff, I loved yoga, I was attending a gym at the Rainbow Centre close to where I worked on my lunch, and was running a few times a week, I also had a personal trainer develop a routine for me that I could work on when I could.    I have always tried to make working out a priority.  There was a time in my life when the kids were young and I was at work full time, I wasn’t really doing anything consistently, it bothered me that I wasn’t.  I enjoy working out, feeling healthy and having energy to balance work and family.  I think it helps me to be a better person because I know I am taking care of me.


How long have you been doing crossfit and why do you choose to crossfit?  

I have been doing CrossFit for two years this coming May.  I had heard about CrossFit through my neighbour, who’s daughter was going to CrossFit in Red Deer Alberta, and he had tried it.  He just mentioned how tough it was and said that’s how you get fit.  He said she was coming to do it here in Sudbury.  I joined that week and have been attending steadily ever since.

What is your favorite part about crossfit?  

I love the fact that I don’t have to plan my workouts.  It’s having your own personal trainer every day and you’re learning to lift safely which is really important to me as well.  It’s definitely fun and encouraging to be part of a community with people who are interested in health and wellness.  They teach you to focus on your own strengths and to challenge yourself.  I especially love the fact that it’s tricking down to my kids and they are becoming CrossFitter’s too!

What are the accomplishments you are proud of? (Crossfit or non crossfit related) 

I am #1 proud of my family!  However, I am also proud of the fact that I’m 43 and doing CrossFit regularly.  I feel strong and healthy and for me that’s awesome!


Favorite workout or lift?  

I am happy to see the Press for the strength exercises and I like the WOD’s with slam balls, running, lunges….anything where being tall isn’t a leverage!

Anything  else you would like to share please feel free!

I am happy that CrossFit has taught me that I was never meant to be an Olympian Weightlifter!  I admire the quick speed with “getting under the bar” and the “fast elbows” and still hope one day that could be me….that and just one double under would be nice!