August Athlete of the Month – Linda Bausum


We are so excited announce Linda Bausum as our Athlete of the Month! Great Job Linda! We are all so proud of you!!

 1.  How did you first get involved with Crossfit? Take us back to your first WOD- how did that feel? What did you think?

My daughter and her husband own a crossfit gym in Florida. She knows I like to work out and am usually up for something  different to do so she suggested I give it a try. I really can’t remember much about the first Wod. I know I was pretty nervous about doing it.  I think it was a 400 meter run, pull ups kettle bell swings and another 400 meter run. I think I finished last, but I finished it and thought I was going to pass out. I’m still here and really like doing it.

2. What changes have you seen in your body, health and overall fitness since starting at CFA?

The changes I see in myself are more mental than physical. I have more confidence in myself and am more willing to try things that I wouldn’t have tried in the past. I am getting stronger but I am still a little afraid of adding weight to my work outs. Being an older athlete, I am afraid of hurting myself and not be able to work out at all. I am trying to do better with that.
3. What is your favorite CrossFit moment?
My favorite crossfit moment  was when I was able to box jump on 4 20 pound weights. I started out on 2 and was scared to increase it  Another member convinced me to try 3 and then 4 and was surprised to to see that I didn’t fall  on my face.
4. What do you enjoy most about being an athlete at CFA?
I like how both the coaches and other athletes support and cheer you on no matter what your fitness level. I was so used to doing training on my own. Its really a good feeling to have someone tell you you are doing a good job and encouraging to do better
5. What goals are you working on?
Master double unders
Improve my snatch form
Try not to be so hard on myself.
Work Harder!!
What the Coaches are saying
“Linda is so determined and hard working its inspirational!  She  always gets her workout in no matter how tough, and she kicks its butt! We love seeing her make the gains she has each week.  She makes CFA special and we are so proud of her!”
- Coach Erin
 “Its been incredible to see how much progress Linda has made! She never says no to any challenge and is always looking for ways to destroy each workout.  Linda is so much fun to coach and brings a unique inspiring vibe to each class she attends.”
- Coach Shannon
“You can generally see Linda killing it in WODs in the back left hand corner of the gym – You can’t hide from me LINDA!  She is always striving to perfect her form and push herself to the limits.  Don’t let her quiet disposition fool you…she is a BEAST.  Continuing doing what you are doing and you’ll be lifting more weights, doing Pull-Ups and Double Unders with ease”
- Coach Bryant
Great Job Linda! Keep up the amazing work!!


  1. You ROCK Linda Bausum. Next I will be seeing you comment on others signing it “Coach Linda#!! An inspiration to all of us old people. Nice Pic too!!!!

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