Athlete Profile

Athlete: Bernadette Elliott

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135 lb


Filthy 500:00
Fight Gone Bad0
Sprint 400m0:00
Run 5k0:00
Clean & Jerk125 lb
Snatch85 lb
Deadlift240 lb
Back Squat165 lb
Max Pull-ups0


It seems like I have always been involved in sports in one way or another. Last year I retired from teaching high school and had 32 years of coaching various sport including volleyball, cross country, basketball, golf, and track. I played basketball and ran cross country and track in college. I have ran in 8 marathons including the 100th Boston and my best time is 3:10.45. When my daughter introduced me to CrossFit about 5 years ago I fell in love with it. I do not run distance anymore but I feel more fit than I did 20 years ago. When I first started CrossFit I could not do an overhead squat with the bar. Whenever I feel I am not improving I look back in my journal from my first year and remind myself how far I have come in just a few years. It helps that my husband also enjoys CrossFit and that my daughter and son-in-law own a CrossFit box. I love the social interaction and friendships that have developed through CrossFit!


How I Eat

I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount

How I Train

I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate

I record my workouts

My Athletic Background

I played youth or high school level sports

I played college sports

My Experience With CrossFit

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

My Work/Rest Schedule

I usually only do 1 workout a day

I typically rest 4 or more days per month

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

4+ years


Athlete Coverage

On this episode of the CrossFit Games Update, host Sean Woodland and analysts Pat Sherwood and Tommy Marquez break down the women's side of the Masters Qualifier. They'll give us a look at the...
Video, Posted Thu, 04.30.15
Bernadette Elliott and Lois Charlton competed in this year's Masters Women 60+ Division. Despite initial skepticism from friends and family, these women have proven they can get stronger and fitter...
Video, Posted Sun, 08.11.13