Yvonne Acosta | Member of the Month | CrossFit Thoroughbredsa | Fort Myers

July Member of the Month: Yvonne Acosta

Member of the Month Badge | CrossFit Thoroughbreds | Fort Myers

 Yvonne Acosta

Hometown:  Puerto Rico

Age: 40

Hobbies or Interest outside of CrossFit: Outdoor activities with family and friends, yoga and reading.

How long have you been at CFTB: 9 months

Favorite WOD or movements: Back or Front Squats

Tell us about your fitness journey: When I was at school I used to play soccer and track. After having children I did not have enough time available to play sports, but I always tried to do some kind of physical activity. I was going to a traditional gym classes, but I used to get bored so I wasn’t consistent.

How has your fitness journey changed since joining CFTB? Since I joined CFTB I have increased my strength and confidence. Cross Fit has not only helped me physically but mentally as well. I do not get bored and working on improving movements keeps me motivated.

Favorite memory at CFTB: When I finally achieved  my goal of climbing the rope.

Any advice for new members or people thinking about trying CrossFit: Just try it. Do not be intimidated for how intense it seems. No matter the age, gender or fitness level, there are always modifications for the movements and the coaches will be there to help. Compete with who you were yestarday and not with others members, everyone is different. Look at the WOD before going to class to get familiar with it.