June Member of the Month

Betsy has seen steady improvements with her time at CFCA…. but most notably over this past winter & spring. When she started she was doing pull-ups with the green band and now can do 6 strict reps at bodyweight. Her success has been her consistency and the ability to look at the daily workout as an opportunity to challenge herself rather than a chore to tick off the to do list. That mental engagement makes a huge difference! Nice work Betsy.

Name: Elizabeth Lorden

Nickname: Betsy

Occupation outside of being a CrossFit champ:
Large Animal Veterinarian

Hometown: Gloucester, MA

Favorite Workout: Anything with Renegade Man-makers

Favorite Lift: Back squat

Favorite WOD music: Limp Bizkit- just because

Which class do you usually attend? 6:30AM

How did you find out about CrossFit?  Friends

Did you play sports back in the day? Or was it all smoking butts under
the bleachers?
Well that would depend on who you ask….

How has CrossFit changed your life outside of the gym?
Confidence.  I look at workout and life challenges that once seemed impossible and say “it’s only a matter of time.”.

What and/or who motivates/inspires you?
The coaches and the “regulars” that come to my class ;)

Name one goal/personal achievement you would like to achieve with the gains made through Crossfit?  Tough Mudder

What are your hobbies outside of CrossFit?
Hiking with my dog and blacksmithing

What’s your favorite aspect of CFCA?
Fun, inspiring people.  Great mix of strength and cardio

CFCA Favorite Memory?
My first rope climb

Any tips for the new members?
Stick with it, don’t be afraid to scale or modify things.  Pick a goal that doesn’t involve a clothing size or a number on a scale.  I come because it’s fun every day and I always surprise myself with what I can actually do.

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