November Spotlight Athlete: Mary Albertson
How did you find CrossFit Aestus? Josh was my personal trainer for 2 years and he made the suggestion...and he was right! Shhhh...don't tell him!
What is your favorite part of coming to CrossFit Aestus?! I sincerely love the people. It is such a supportive community and I truly look forward to coming to workout HARD to challenge myself alongside such wonderful athletes. Yes, we are ALL athletes!!! There are days when I'm exhausted, working far too many hours in a day, my house is a mess, I have laundry piling up, and 100 emails waiting to be answered. We are all battling this thing called life and there is one thing I can always count on to make that go away for at least an hour, and that is CrossFit Aestus!
What advice would you give to a new member? Enjoy the process and take pride in every milestone, no matter how big or small. The only person you need to compete with is yourself, so challenge yourself and do what is best for YOU.
What has been your proudest fitness achievement? My PR bench press 1RM - #135! Increased my previous weight by 20 lbs! Thank you to Greg and Josh for your encouragement to get there that Friday night!
What motivates or inspires you? Luckily, I'm pretty self-motivated. I grew up in competitive sports and dance, so I have a "need to achieve" mentality. Of course, I have those days when I just want to binge watch TV and eat a pint of ice cream and I'm okay with that. I get inspiration from the people around me - there's inspiration all around us! That's why I think it is so important to continue to push ourselves - you never know who might be finding inspiration from something YOU do. Do I inspire people to buy a new pair of sneakers??? Quite possibly?!
What are your hobbies? I love to dance, sing (Maryoke), and hang out with my 2 dogs, Lulu and Murphy. Also, as many of you know, I am an avid collector of sneakers.
Coaches Thoughts: We love people who work hard here at CFA. But, we also love folks who can make the work fun. Mary covers both of those bases for us. She smiles, she’s energetic and she sets a great example for others to follow. We are very proud and privileged to have her as part of our family.