Athlete Spotlight: Alissa

What made you choose CrossFit True?

  • At the time it was very close to where I lived on campus. But after I joined I’ve really enjoyed the variety of workouts and being challenged every time. 

How long have you been training with us?

-A little over a year.

What has been your proudest moment in the past 90 days?

-Definitely getting over my fear of jumping over the bar. 

When you’re not at the gym, what do you do for work? What do you do for fun?

-I’m currently a junior at Quinnipiac and I play on the club soccer team. I also work as a lifeguard at my local YMCA. 

How is your nutrition? How has it changed since joining CrossFit True?

  • When I lived on campus my nutrition was not good and there weren’t many healthy options to pick from. However, since I have my own kitchen now I push myself to maintain a more balanced diet.  

What are your 3 favorite movements/exercises? 

-Deadlifts ( obviously 🙂 ), Power cleans and kettle bell swings 

What is your favorite style workout? (AMRAP, EMOM, Rounds for Time, etc)


What about your favorite workout?

-Any workout that alternates between a cardio machine and a compound movement (perferably deadlifts) 

Any favorite workout songs? 

-My go to workout song is Black Skinhead by Kanye West. 

Have you changed physically or mentally since you’ve been working out with us?

-I have noticed I’ve been able to lift heavier weights during the workouts. 

What are your current goals?

-Specifically, I really want to do a pull-up. But overall I want to keep my endurance up. 

How have your goals changed since you joined? 

  • I started to set small goals during the workouts such as keeping a consistent pace or reaching the same amount of reps each round, instead of starting out fast and then dying halfway through the workout. 

What has been the biggest surprise since joining CF True?

-I was really surprised how welcoming the CF True community was and even though I’m only there for the fall and spring seasons I feel like I’m there all year around. 

What can you do now that you couldn’t do before joining?

-I can say I’ve participated in my first CrossFit Open! 

Say something else, Anything! 

  • I just want to thank everyone for making CF True my home away from home