March Member Spotlight – Tricia Dufault!


Member Spotlight!
Please join us in congratulating our March Member Spotlight Athlete Tricia Dufault! Tricia is such a hard worker and has shown amazing progress since her start here. She has participated in multiple nutrition challenges and has been successful with them all. You can always find Tricia doing extra work to progress towards her goals and she’s been crushing them one at a time. Below is a great example of Tricia’s hard work. The pictures on the left are the “Before” photos from her first nutrition challenge starting in January of 2018. On the right are the “After” photos from our most recent nutrition challenge which ended in March of 2019!

Recently Tricia has taken the lead as team captain for The CFS Ragnar Relay Team! She’s also no stranger to our social events outside of class as well! Tricia is a positive influence and we’re looking forward to seeing her continue to achieve those health and fitness goals and to having her positive presence in class! Check out our interview below to learn more about Tricia!

Name: Tricia Dufault
Profession: VP of Financial Reporting at State Street
When did you start at Crossfit Southie? November 2017
What is your Favorite movement and WOD?
My favorite movement is box jumps, and my favorite WOD is 12 Days of CrossFit Southie.
Which Class do you Frequent?
7:30 pm weekdays in Southie Orange, and 7 pm on Fridays
What has been your biggest accomplishment so far?
Unassisted pullups! Also, this year’s Falmouth Road Race – I took 23 minutes off my time from 2017 to 2018 by coming to CFS 3-4 times a week.
What are your Fitness Goals?
Over the next few months I’d like to focus on double unders and improving my overhead squat. In general, I hope to continue to see progress and include CrossFit in my life for a very long time.

Tricia’s In-House Throwdown Team last year!

What is your Favorite Part of Crossfit?
There is so much I love about CrossFit. The community is incredible, and everyone is always so supportive, from the coaches’ patience, encouragement, and tips each class, to cheering on other athletes during the WOD. I’ve enjoyed making new friends and getting to know many different people through the gym. Seeing the improvements everyone makes over time, especially through benchmark workouts and learning new skills is really fun. Lastly, I love that no matter what level you’re at, there’s always something else to work towards and it’s still just as challenging as it was in the beginning.

How did you get involved in CrossFit and what was your first WOD/experience?
I decided to try CrossFit while going through a breakup and looking for a new way to get in shape after not working out for a few months. While I don’t think I realized how much of a challenge it would be, it quickly became my favorite part of the week. My first experience was the intro class with Haley – I was the only person in the class and I remember doing my first burpee, thrusters with a pvc pipe, and box jumps onto the 12 inch box. Afterwards I couldn’t lift my arms or walk up stairs for a week, but I immediately signed up for the Fundamentals class and have been hooked ever since.
What are your hobbies outside of CrossFit?
Running 5ks, indoor rock climbing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
What’s a “Fun Fact” about you?
I lived in India for three months in 2016. While the trip was for work, I was lucky to be able to travel to places I never dreamed of visiting – especially the Taj Mahal, Bangkok, and Dubai.

Warm Up
200m Medball Run
1 Minute Medball Thrusters
200m Medball Run
1 Minute Medball Burpees to Overhead
200m Medball Run
1 Minute Pull Up Hang (chin below bar) with Medball Between Feet

Alternating Tabata
Medball V-Ups
Russain Twists

1200m Run
20 Wallballs
20 Chest to Bar Pull-ups
800m Run
20 Wallballs
20 Burpees
600m Run
20 Wallballs
20 Burpee Pull-ups

Level 2- chin over bar
Level 1- 600-400-200, 15 Reps, chin over bar
ADV- 30LB UB Wallballs
10 BMUP/10 C2B & 10 BBMUP +10 BPU

Conditioning 4:45 in Southie Orange
From 0:00-15:00
1000m Row
1.5 Mile Bike
800m Run

From 15:00-27:00
750m Row
1 Mile Bike
600m Run

From 27:00-35:00
500m Row
0.5 Mile Bike
400m Run