Congratulations Cindy!!!!

Cindy was never into sports growing up,she always had her nose stuck in a book plus the 1970s did not provide a lot of options for girls. Tennis, softball, track and soccer were all the sports available to girls at the time and none of them really appealed, although she did try a couple. None stuck though as she quickly found out that they all involved running in one form or another (not her favorite thing in the world to do!). So it wasn’t until she got well into middle age that she discovered something that piqued her interest. She and her husband joined Fairmont Athletic Club in 2008 and one of the classes was this crazy workout called CrossFit. They tried it and were soon hooked. It really grabbed Cindy because it was one of the few times she could quiet her mind. (All you can focus on in CrossFit is what you are doing in the moment — very zen). In 2010 Cindy and her husband competed in the very first Master’s qualifiers for the CrossFit Games and went on to judge the competitors in Carson at the Games themselves. Competing at Regionals was an amazing experience. There were only 50 women in the world who signed up to compete and Cindy came in 29th. She hopes to get back into competing again and her secret dream is to make it back to Carson someday as an athlete, but, she suspects she’ll have to get pull ups before then!

It’s been such a wonderful experience getting my mojo back and it wouldn’t have happened at any other box or in any other sport. I’ve lost 51 pounds since May of 2014 thanks to working out at Thermal and dialing in my diet. I’ve lost 10 pounds this summer alone. (yes Vinny consistency pays off!)

It’s not just about the weight loss though — I feel like I find out a little more about myself with every WOD. I find out things I like and things I want to change and I find it unbelievably cool that I get to discover things about myself at this stage in life. Thank you Vinny, Sarah and Sam, and all the coaches, for providing me a place to grow as an athlete and as a whole person!!!

Choose your own weight for push presses. If you’d rather go heavy and make it a strength focused movement, go for it. If you’d rather keep it light so you can get it done and get a lot of rounds, great!


In 15 minutes find a 1 RM dead lift for the day


AMRAP in 15 minutes

5 push press

10 KB swings (55/35)

15 situpsĀ 

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