CrossFitter of the Month – August 2017

Hey Folks!

It’s the most wonderful time of the month 🙂 It’s time to highlight another one of our amazing members.  This month we’re excited to recognize someone who has been with us for quite some time, and who has been putting in serious effort while also juggling buying a house, attending competitions, and being a shift worker.  Epic “props” to this person for making fitness and health a priority (which has always been obvious with this person!)  For the month of August, we’re pumped to present…

Steph!  Thanks, Steph, for adding so much positive energy our CFSuds Fam!  Below are Steph’s answers to our questions!

Name: Stephanie Vitiello

Age: 27

Occupation: Registered Nurse

What was your exercise experience prior to CrossFit?

I’ve always been athletic growing up; I did swimming, skating, dance, and track and field. I started playing soccer when I was about 5 and played every summer into my 20’s. I played hockey for 4 years in high school, which was something I randomly decided I wanted to learn. As an adult, I opted to keep fit like most people attending the local Goodlife. I tried a lot of classes there, which I found enjoyable but started to become very bored of the same old routine.

How long have you been doing CrossFit and why do you choose CrossFit?

I’ve been doing CrossFit a little over 2 years now. A couple years ago I was introduced to a group of people where I was told, “Crossfit will change your life”. From that moment on I decided I would try it, and I have been hooked ever since. I love that CrossFit is for everyone.  You can start at any fitness level and scale the movement to your abilities. I choose Crossfit because after a long day at work it’s nice to come to a place to release all the days’ stresses.

What is your favorite part about CrossFit?

Most definitely the people! Over the last 2 years, I have met so many like-minded individuals who have similar goals. Everyone has always been very friendly and encouraging! I have made some great friendships! 🙂

What are the accomplishments you are proud of?

Crossfit related: Not being very good at body weight movement I was very proud of myself when I started doing kipping pull-ups. I’m also very proud of all the fitness competitions I have done up to now.  Battle Beyond the Barbell, Element and most recently UG Beach WOD. Just attending these competitions and giving my all is something I’m really proud of.

Non-Crossfit related: Going back to school to get my nursing degree as well as working in Recovery at Health Sciences North; It a very rewarding career.

Favourite workout of lift?

Favourite workout: Murph

Favourite lift: Clean and Jerk

Anything else you’d like to add?

I just want to thank Adam, Kirstin and all the coaches for all there hard work and dedication in making Crossfit Sudbury the best place to work out!