Athlete Profile

Athlete: Sheila Barden

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North Central
CrossFit Kinesis
CrossFit Kinesis
133 lb


Filthy 500:00
Fight Gone Bad380
Sprint 400m1:27
Run 5k22:02
Clean & Jerk197 lb
Snatch165 lb
Deadlift315 lb
Back Squat315 lb
Max Pull-ups40




How I Eat

I eat when I'm hungry, which happens to be all the time, and I eat a lot. Just trying to upgrade my wardrobe to medium.

How I Train

I snatch and I row. Sometimes I swim. I walk my dog a lot. I practice posing for the photos my twinnies and training partners take of me. #threeamigos Josh Mezzo creates all of my programming, pushes me past my physical and mental limits and has turned me into the best little Sheila I can be. I owe my life and then some to #JMStrength.

My Athletic Background

Tackle Football. That's right, I played on an all boys team, and I was a captain. What of it? I've won a dodgeball championship or two in my life as well.

My Experience With CrossFit

I have completed the CrossFit Level 1 certificate course

I have attended one or more specialty courses

My CrossFit experience began with tire flips, kettlebell swings and burpees at CrossFit DeWitt on October 3, 2011. It took one scaled WOD, one pissed off Sheila when I was cut off at three rounds instead of five, and a few select words with the coach at the end of the day for me to know I was hooked.

My Work/Rest Schedule

I do everything in my life hard and fast. Sometimes my coach, Commissioner, tells me I WOD too much and cuts me off... Oops, my bad. Life is hard when you're a CrossFit addict. #JMStrength

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

I started CrossFit October 3, 2011 at Crossfit Dewitt and I've never looked back.


Athlete Coverage

  CrossFit Games athletes span the full spectrum, but they've got a few things in common: they're all insanely fit, young and on Instagram. In case you weren't following the athletes already...
Article, Posted Wed, 06.15.16
  Sometimes the best perspective comes from a stint in the stands. Sheila Barden and Jennifer Smith will return to the Games after a year—two, for Smith—of being on the outside looking in....
Article, Posted Thu, 06.02.16
  It all comes down to the final regional event. Out of the 30 Games qualifiers determined so far, 10 changed position in the overall standings based on their performances in the final...
Article, Posted Thu, 05.26.16
Athletes from the North Central and Central East regions gathered at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for just five spots in each division of the CrossFit Games. On the...
Video, Posted Thu, 07.09.15
A rookie and a veteran stood atop the podium at the Central Regional. A veteran and a rookie stood atop the men’s and women’s podiums at the end of...
Article, Posted Sun, 05.31.15
Brooke Wells and Jacob Heppner top the leaderboard with one day to go.   In her four appearances at the Games, Julie Foucher has never finished outside of the top five. This year...
Article, Posted Sat, 05.30.15
Host Tommy Marquez gives his top picks to watch for in Open Workout 15.4. Based on strengths, weaknesses, former performances and even injuries, Marquez breaks it all down on this episode of Inside...
Video, Posted Fri, 03.20.15
The North East Regional was all about community. “Nothing compares to the camaraderie, relying on each other, working together to win,” said CrossFit Brickyard team member Seth St Amand. One of the...
Video, Posted Wed, 07.09.14
“Every day I wake up looking forward to the day's programming, knowing that it is going to be horrible and tough and break me down mentally, but also knowing that when the day is over, I will...
Article, Posted Mon, 07.07.14
It's the end of an era in the North East Region.  It’s the end of an era in the North East Region. Four-time CrossFit Games athlete and three-time North East...
Article, Posted Sun, 06.01.14