March 2012 – Marguerite Benevento (ACF)

Dedicated, Motivated, Hard Working, Sexy. These are a few words you might use to describe our Albany CrossFit March 2012 Member of the Month Marguerite! I have a few others, but I will keep them to myself as they are not appropriate for our website.


Marguerite is a long time member and recently has really thrown herself into CrossFit. I love seeing this. Not that I like when it takes people so long to really dive in, but seeing someone that sticks around for so long and then all of a sudden, changes from 4th to 5th gear!

Something really clicked with her in these last few months, I like to believe it was maybe one of my pep talks or the thought of winning me over with her new physique, whatever the case, it is working. I remember back in the day, Marguerite would struggle to dealift 55lbs, no joke, 55lbs! Just this past week she pulled 255lbs! In ladies night she has gone from scared, intimidated, and not too strong, to weekly PRs, taking 105 overhead, and one of the leaders of the group. She often leads the crew after their lifts in discussions about the Urban Dictionary. Explaining different terms and often times reenacting them to ensure everyone fully understands. What a team leader!

CrossFit focuses a lot on the elite. The CrossFit Games, Regionals, and competitions are fun to watch, exciting, and impressive. To me, Albany CrossFit will always be founded on improving the lives of everyone. I hope one day Marguerite will look back and say my life was better because I found Albany CrossFit, I know ours is better because we found her.

Love you girl!

“Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one’s liberty.” –Henri Frederic Amiel

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