March 2022 – Christina Dorso

Christina has been a member since July 2019. She just  crushed the first Open workout RX and we could not be more proud of her hard work in the gym. Christina can be found getting her sweat on with the 5:30 a.m. crew, always with a smile and ready to tackle any workout (minus the running WODS).

Tell us about yourself:
I am often described as small, mighty, direct and feisty and I try to embrace that as much as possible. I am living my best life, gardening, working out, and spending time with friends.

What do you do for a job?
I’m a garden aficionado, retired teacher, organizational consultant, professional emailer and domestic engineer.

Tell us something people might not know about you:
A few things people may not know about me unless we’ve worked out together is that; running is not my favorite, unless I’m getting a beer and a medal at the end. Before Covid, I actively did one 5k a month and at one point was a considered a triathlete. Currently, I’m into participating in Ragnars with a fun group of people. They are brutal and I love it.

What brought you to CrossFit in the first place?
I first came to Beachside because of a relocation with work and I needed some heavy Barbells in my life.

What was your first impression? How has that changed?
My first impression of 5:30 a.m. class was; “Yes, this where I belong- it’s too early- but yes!” I still feel that way.

What was your first “bright spot”?
My bright spot was and always is when I get to increase my Personal Best in any lift, or when I RX a workout.

What are you working on now?
I’m currently working on free standing Handstand push ups/walks and feel like this year could be it, and of course those double unders need some attention.

What’s your favorite BeachSide CrossFit memory?
I have fond memories of the first time I met everyone at Mondo beach. I was extremely nervous being  new to the areas and attending my first meet and greet, but everyone was very nice and I ended up making some life long friends. I’m extremely thankful for my time with BeachSide and am honored to be recognized.