CrossFit Markham September Member of The Month Maria Castle
Name ( nicknames): Maria Castle – no nickname (but I might have to come up with one by the time I get to my goal).
Occupation: Legal Secretary
How were you introduced to CrossFit & How long have you been doing CrossFit?
I wanted to weight train and looked up my closest gym. I joined about a year ago, but truly committed 16 weeks ago.
What Made You Decide to Join CrossFit Markham?
As soon as I met Anna, I knew she could help me reach my goals.
Favourite Lifts/ WODs?
I love using the barbell with weights on the ends, it makes me feel all grown up and like the real pros at the gym.
3 Things You Would Definitely Find In My Fridge…
Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, fruit
Favourite Place to Eat:
Lifting 130 lbs on my 62nd birthday; six months ago I could barely carry my purse and had so little strength in my legs that my daughter would help me down from a Go Train.
Something People Wouldn’t Know About Me:
That I had been ill and had multiple surgeries and treatments.
Biggest Struggle in Life?
Do You Have a Mentor, or Someone You Look Up To? If So Who?
I don’t really have anyone specific, I admire anyone who commits to fitness
Who Inspires You?
Anna Cristini!– When I grow up I want to be just like her!!! She is kind, consistent and leads through example.
What Music I Like Listening to While Working Out:
Anything Else You Would Like to Say (Open Comments):
It is important for me to look and be as healthy as I can. When I meet a person who has been diagnosed with an illness, I hope that I am an example of taking one day at a time, getting through the treatments and coming out the other side stronger than before.
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