Athlete Profile

Athlete: Erin Light

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Canada West
CrossFit 867
155 lb


Filthy 500:00
Fight Gone Bad0
Sprint 400m0:00
Run 5k0:00
Clean & Jerk215 lb
Snatch140 lb
Deadlift325 lb
Back Squat240 lb
Max Pull-ups0



How I Eat

I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount

I eat 1-3 full cheat meals per week

How I Train

I workout mostly at home, work, or a traditional gym

I write my own programming

Now that I am a Mama with a full time job outside the home, I am training less and focussing on having a balanced life.

My Athletic Background

I played college sports

I played professional sports

I was a competitive gymnast for the majority of my childhood and teens. After gymnastics, I did power cheerleading for 6 years. This includes competing on an All-Star team, for my University and on Team Canada.

My Experience With CrossFit

I began CrossFit with a coach (e.g. at an affiliate)

I have attended one or more specialty courses

I train other people

Like so many former gymnasts, I was searching for a sport that could challenge me. I did a 1/2 'Cindy' my first day at CF Waterloo and could barely fasten a seat belt for a week. That was enough for me to fall in love with the sport.

My Work/Rest Schedule

I usually only do 1 workout a day

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

4+ years


Athlete Coverage

With only two Games spots available, there’s no room for error in Canada West. Rain is running off the gigantic Richmond Oval through decorated channels running down the sides of the...
Article, Posted Fri, 05.09.14
“Regionals was a great experience, and I learned about three main areas — my programming, training, nutrition and mental state.” Before the Canada West Regional, Light wasn’t...
Article, Posted Tue, 07.16.13
"Incredible." The only word Erin Light can think of to describe qualifying for the CrossFit Games for the first time. Light, from CrossFit Whitehorse, was so shocked she qualified, she has yet to...
Video, Posted Mon, 06.10.13
Here are your 2013 Reebok CrossFit  Games qualifiers.   Here are your 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games qualifiers.  Africa Man David Levey Woman Carla Nunes Da Costa Team...
Article, Posted Mon, 06.10.13
"Did I anticipate taking second? Fuck no. I'm really stoked and I just want to do the happy dance now." ~Erin Light As the clouds finally cleared in Richmond...
Article, Posted Sun, 06.09.13
Video, Posted Sun, 06.09.13
"I'm really proud of myself right now. Handstand push-ups are my biggest weakness, but I powered through all."   When the sun rose over the mountains of Richmond...
Article, Posted Sun, 06.09.13
"During the workouts, I will sometimes let out a little battle cry. Psychologically, it clears out any negative self-talk and blanks my mind." ~Lucas Parker The...
Article, Posted Sat, 06.08.13
CrossFit Games Update Show hosts Nicole Christensen, Pat Sherwood and Jenn Brown discuss Day 2 news from the 
Video, Posted Sat, 06.08.13
"Burpees (and) muscle-ups are my two best movements, so my plan was to win it." ~Ray Krumme With many solid weightlifters in Canada West, the crowd and coaches...
Article, Posted Fri, 06.07.13