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February 9, 2016


February 9, 2016

Member Spotlight – Gina Karshner 

If you’ve met Gina, she is no doubt one of your favorite human beings on the planet (if she’s not, there is something wrong with you!). Pound-for-pound, she’s got more grit than anyone (hello?! BURPEES are her favorite movement!). She’s a single mom who is very involved with her teenage son’s football activities. She works full time. She never neglects spending time with her parents and her adult daughters. And she makes it to the gym 5-6 days a week at the 5 AM class with a pep in her step and a huge smile on her face.

Gina shows up to mobility sessions and Vero Barbell. She competed in Vero Beast. She tracks her food. She sets goals and then she demolishes them. Gina has NEVER made an excuse. She has literally become the benchmark we compare all others to…”well, if Gina can do it…”

And on top of all this, she is positive and kind. She introduces herself to everyone and genuinely gets to know and truly cares for people. We really can’t say enough about this lady!

Here is more on this pint-sized bad-ass…

Occupation:  Paralegal

Family:  Jack (son); Angela (daughter); Maria & Beau Sommers (daughter & son-in-law); Rosemary & Tony Dronchi (mom & dad); Anthony Dronchi (brother).

Favorite CrossFit movement or workout:  burpees over bar and rope climbs.

Favorite cheat meal:  Appetizer:  dark chocolate covered strawberries; main course:  dark chocolate almond bark; dessert:  dark chocolate walnut/cherry cluster. (all from Kilwin’s!)

Hobbies:  Watching high school and college football.  Being present and actively involved with my family. Learning all I can about nutrition and exercise to be disease free.

Little know fact about me:  I love Italy – lived there for 3 months and can’t wait to go back.

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Workout of the Day
10-15 minutes to work up to moderate load – thrusters

For time:
21-15-12-9-6 reps of:
Thrusters Rx 95/65; Masters 55+ 65/45
Chest-to-bar pull-ups Masters 55+: Pull ups
12min time cap
Partner up so everyone has a judge

Midline: Two sets of –
:45 Plank
:45 Side plank L
:45 Side plank R
1:00 rest

Post your scores to the Whiteboard.

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