Congratulations on earning the title “Athlete of the Month” Andrea!! You bring such great energy, buckets of smiles, and positive vibes each and every time you step into the gym. We are proud to have you a part of the Thunderbolt family!
When did you start with us and what inspired you to walk through the doors of CFTB?
A friend at work had been telling me to check out his brother’s gym in Oswego, but I never gave it much consideration since I already had a gym membership elsewhere. One sunny May morning on my way home one day after a particularly duchy day at said gym, I decided to pull in and ask what CrossFit was all about. I was looking for something that challenged me for sure, but I’d also been missing the comradery of being part of a team. It quickly became apparent that CFTB was exactly what I was looking for. I went in to work like a week later with my hands torn up and my co-worker asked what happened. I told him I finally tried CrossFit and I fell in love. The crazy part? CFTB is his brother’s gym…
You have become quite the CrossFit Athlete with the callouses as proof. What’s one of your favorite moments at CFTB so far?
I think any time anyone gets a PR it’s a pretty stellar moment. It’s like “Hey guys! So-and-so got their first whatever!” and the whole box stops to cheer and give high fives…and if Coach Molly’s there you’ll probably get a running hug/tackle and it feels awesome. It’s the little victories that make us keep motivated to get the next one, and CFTB celebrates those little victories in abundance. It’s hard not to love coming to work out when your fit fam is so dope and supportive.
It’s your day to shine, you are singing live at the Super Bowl, what song are you singing?
I would get Mason on his drums, Kevin on the guitar, and Ashley with her sweet pre-wod dance moves and rock out to some “Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina & the Waves. It would be epic.
Halloween is coming up, give us a clue about your costume!
I’m suuuuper pumped for the Halloween WOD! I’ve got a couple costumes I’m trying to decide between. It will be totally dependent on the weather…and if I can find a sweat-proof green skin dye…
Lay it on us. The “Louie” workout, and the song or artist to go with it.
Oh my golly I’ve dreamed of this…the “Chip to my Lou” (see what I did there?) would be a team WOD/chipper with pull-ups, partner pushups, partner sit ups, box jumps, relay sprints, fireman’s carries, wall balls, toes to bar, pistols…okay so like every gymnastics movement…and it would end with a 5k or something crazy. And the best part? We’d have an ALL NICKELBACK playlist!!!
If you could have the ultimate cheat meal, with no negative consequences, what would it be?
If I could eat anything I wanted and suffer no unpleasant repercussions I would go to Texas Roadhouse and eat like ten tubs of that cinnamon butter, a couple giant t-bone steaks, and then I’d roll myself over to Baskin Robins for a triple scoop of cinnamon oatmeal raisin ice cream.
Andrea. AKA “Louie” Musselman. A ray of sunshine, a woman of courage and never ending positivity, and an inspiration to us all. Tell us about your training experience over the last few months.
My level of fitness has skyrocketed since I joined CFTB in May. I’m faster, stronger, leaner, more agile…and I have whole new skill set I didn’t have before, thanks to our amazing coaches. Scott is so aware and attentive of each individual athlete, Ana never lets you quit or give less than your best, Justin pushes you past the limits you have set for yourself in your mind, Molly’s infectious positive energy makes you feel like your little victories are the most important achievements in the world, and Tiff is the athlete and competitor you aspire to be. Though they’re all so different, I love the “all for one” attitude they share, and in turn, pass on to us. Through their guidance I’ve learned more about what I am capable of both physically and mentally in a few short months than I had in several years prior. I totally ‘drank the koolaid’ and I’m so happy I did.