Athlete Profile

Athlete: Tina Balfe

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158 lb


Filthy 50--
Fight Gone Bad--
Sprint 400m--
Run 5k--
Clean & Jerk145 lb
Snatch105 lb
Deadlift305 lb
Back Squat235 lb
Max Pull-ups--



How I Eat

red wine, 90% dark chocolate and coffee are my weaknesses. I eat mostly paleo... will cheat with birthday cheesecakes:)

How I Train

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

I incorporate workouts

I work out at the highschool I teach at, with our NFP affiliate we started there with the students.

My Athletic Background

I played youth or high school level sports

I played college sports

High school sports at a small school and varsity volleyball at University Have done a couple adventure races... biggest feat completing the 48hour adventure race with my husband (and not getting divorced after)

My Experience With CrossFit

Started CrossFit due to the influence of my husband (the owner/coach of our affiliate). It was something that I could fit into my schedule while still looking after my kids. I enjoy the variety and intensity of the workouts and the bonding that goes on when everyone in the group is giving it a 110% effort. There are many amazing people out there that I get to meet through the CrossFit community. One special group to note is a gym that is located 8 hours away from us, who spontaneously decided to run a fundraiser for our affiliate at our highschool. CrossFit Kitchener and its members raised over $6000 to go towards purchasing equipment for our student athletes to use at the school. THANK YOU CROSSFIT KITCHENER!!

My Work/Rest Schedule

I work out 3-5 times per week, one workout a day.

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

2-4 years


Athlete Coverage

“Once you’ve tasted victory, you want to do it again."   When it came time for the final event, there were few points separating the top athletes and teams in Canada East. Would we...
Article, Posted Sun, 05.26.13
"I thought I would finish. I underestimated the effect the overhead squats would have," Beaudoin said.  View more photos here.   After Jackie, the competitors faced a deadly duo...
Article, Posted Fri, 05.24.13
"All I could think was, 'Get on the bar. Get on the bar. Get on the bar.'" ~Jennifer Broxterman As athletes started to arrive at the Toronto International Centre for...
Article, Posted Fri, 05.24.13
"Every time I do OK on the Open workout, I always wonder how I could have done if I had a more routine training program." Landscape photo by: Ali Pearson Floater photos by: Jessica King...
Article, Posted Wed, 03.20.13
Find out who's competing at the 2012 Canada East Regional. ​Regionals are officially under way! The Canada East, Central East, Latin America and Southern California regions will kick off...
Article, Posted Mon, 04.30.12
"I'm not a top-seeded competitor, so I never have anything to lose. I get to just go out and do my best."   Like many people, Tina Balfe's first attraction to CrossFit was the short...
Article, Posted Fri, 04.20.12