February Athlete of the Month- Andrea Kibalo


Congratulations to our February Athlete of the Month, Andrea Kibalo!! Awesome job! Keep up the hard work! 

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

I kept hearing about Crossfit and finally decided to give it a try.  I figured I was in decent shape playing lacrosse most of my life, working out regularly, and insane enough to like the torture. The first WOD was rough…I remember being so nervous with all the other foundation newbies, hoping not to look like a complete idiot. It was running then 21-15-9 of ring rows, squats and push-ups followed by another run, a workout that probably wouldn’t even phase me now. We did the same workout 4 weeks later and everyone saw improvement.

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

If you do Crossfit and don’t like the changes to your body, health, and overall fitness you are a crazy person.  Crossfit is awesome and makes you feel awesome.  I have never been stronger or in better shape.

What is your favorite CrossFit moment?

Anytime I get PR (or anyone else does), finish a workout that I thought would kill me, see that squats are part of the workout (especially back and overhead), and anytime there is no running:)

 What do you enjoy most about being an athlete at CFA?

I know everyone says it, but I love all the athletes and coaches, especially the 6am crew and the newly formed CFA drinking/fun club.  I have been here 1 year and I love it.  I have never seen so much cheering for someone finishing last (trust me it has been me plenty of times) or had so many people believe in me more than I do.

What goals are you working on?

Strict pull-ups

Double unders – they are impossible, maybe one day I will get more than 3 in a row…

Relearning rope climbs with the pinch so I don’t have permanent scarring on my ankle

RXing as much as I can even if it takes me forever to finish the workout

 What the Coaches are saying:

“Andrea’s consistency, hard work and practiced movement patterns are an example for all other athletes to follow! Without her vital guidance on music choice, the 6am would listen to nothing but Hall and Oates.” Coach Gabe

“Andrea has a great attitude and work ethic. Even when she is miserable and complaining about the WOD she never cherry picks workouts, she consistently shows up, and works hard every workout. Lately, I have been noticing her motivating others in class as well. Keep it up Andrea. We’re lucky to have you in our community.” Coach Ryan Burns

“Andrea is the ideal CFA athlete. She brings the perfect combination of dedication, tenacity, a thirst to improve her technique, humor and support of her fellow athletes. Her coachability is second only to her flexibility(#GumbyCantHoldACandle). Congrats Andrea!” Coach Dan Dupras

“She’s the bee’s knee’s” Coach Luis



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