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Who’s who – Cassandra

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Tell us about yourself

My name is Cassandra Hnatishin. I am 25 years old. I have been a nurse for the last five years and am truly passionate about helping/ teaching others. I believe that physical activity is necessary for a balanced lifestyle. It is the perfect way to de-stress! My fitness background involved hot yoga and occasional running. I am amazed by my enjoyment of CrossFit.

How were you introduced to CrossFit?

A colleague of mine told me to try it because I enjoy structure and planned exercises.  I’m hooked! It is the perfect positive environment for exercise. Everyone is embraced for where they are at in their fitness journey. The group at CrossFit is positive, encouraging and supportive.

What is your favorite WOD/Lift?

The deadlift. It is so empowering to lift heavy things!

What is your favorite skill/movement that you have learned at CrossFit?

Double-unders are my favorite learned skill from CrossFit. Such excellent cardio and coordination challenge. In the middle of a workout it is very humbling to miss a bunch of them and be challenged to persevere.

What is your “goat”?

The snatch. So hard… No words

One word to describe me would be…

Outgoing

I have always wanted…

To be a doctor…

Outside of the gym, I like to…

Fish, cook, garden, hunt, and pursue further university studies towards becoming a Nurse Practitioner.

Three things you would always find in my fridge…

Milk, Carrots and eggs

Something nobody knows about me or would be surprised to know about me…

I’m terrified of Jack Pine Beetles. Like terrified.

Favorite physical activity outside of CrossFit …

Cutting and hauling fire wood with my husband

Favorite place to eat out…

Mongo’s

What is your day job?

Charge Nurse

Song that gets me pumped up for a workout…

Anything Metallica.

My proudest accomplishment is…

My career. I have only been married a year so can’t say my marriage yet! Lol

My six month goal is…

Doing more than one pull-up

My favorite workout attire is…

Tank and ¾ length tights.

My favorite workout partner(s)…

Everyone is so supportive and awesome. I don’t have a favorite!

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