Sandra Bitelli, 28
Born and raised in North Vancouver, currently lives downtown
She grew up swimming, started rowing competitively for Arizona State when the was at school there, and continued when she graduated and moved back to Vancouver. Rowed competitively until 2017, when she switched to Crossfit and never looked back ;)
She started in September of 2017. The sport of crossfit had intrigued her for probably a year at that point, and she had started to follow the sport pretty closely. Once she hit a point where rowing wasn’t serving her the way she wanted, she made the jump over to CF
She wants to be as competitive as she can be.She is very competitive by nature, and pushing her body to its limits is something she really enjoys. The daily grind, the habits she has formed and the continual challenge that it gives her is what keeps her addicted to it all.
She has had her fair share of hardship over the last couple years, and she knows that through everything she can turn to her family and her friends - a lot of which she has made through Crossfit. Her deep faith in God is one of the main reasons she can be such a positive person. She is constantly reminding myself that He never throws us things that we can’t handle,
She is really happy with the progressive has made in my 2 years of Crossfit. When she started 2 years ago, she had no gymnastics experience, terrible back squat form, and an aerobic system that was a slow work in progress. She has grown a ton as an athlete, both physically and mentally, and she is extremely proud of that.
The physical push, the emotional journey, and the incredible community at CrossFit 604 keeps her motivate and inspire her to keep training
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