Athlete Profile

Athlete: Helen Ainsworth

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CrossFit Roar
CrossFit Roar
170 cm
65 kg


Filthy 50--
Fight Gone Bad--
Sprint 400m--
Run 5k21:15
Clean & Jerk45 kg
Snatch28 kg
Deadlift78 kg
Back Squat60 kg
Max Pull-ups--


I joined CrossFit in September 2012 after an injury prevented me from doing what I loved (long-distance running). I have always been big on cardio based exercise and never bothered with weights/strength work....CrossFit changed this very quickly. Cardio based workouts are still by strong point but I am getting stronger with lifting over time.


How I Eat

I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount

I eat well most of the time and treat myself at least one or two times a week. I eat lots of good wholesome foods - of fish, meat, salad and nuts. I don't count calories or measure my food because that just puts added stress on myself. I am a strong believer of 'everything in proportion.'

How I Train

I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate

I train at my CrossFit Affiliate an average of 4-5 sessions per week. I will have at least 2 rest days a week where I will just go for a walk.

My Athletic Background

I played youth or high school level sports

In high school I was a competitive long-distance runner and then dropped the ball on my exercise regime until around age 22. From this point I joined a mainstream gym and did the standard Les Mills classes before starting to run again in my mid 20s. I competed in fun runs almost every weekend from this point until I did a major leg injury on my 25th Birthday. Rehab was then my focus. I turned to CrossFit to help build strength so I could eventually start long-distance running again but have now succumbed to the cult and can't stop wanting to lift heavy things.

My Experience With CrossFit

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

I love everything about CrossFit and what it stands for. For once I am surrounded by women who train purely for health, fitness and to be strong - it's not about how you look - strong really is the new skinny!

My Work/Rest Schedule

I usually only do 1 workout a day

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

1-2 years