If you want to work hard and have a no nonsense workout, Angela Cafarelli is your girl. She constantly pushes herself and all the members around her to be a better athlete. Whether you come in the morning or night Angela manages to spread the love and attend as many classes as she can at HCC. Angela is someone who always has a positive attitude about the workout no matter how many burpees Matt programs. Her tattoos are a true work of art and any member will tell you we all envy them!
Join your CF HCC community on Saturday, December 10th at 10:00 AM for a Crohn’s Disease Prevention Fundraiser to help raise awareness and funds for this great cause near and dear to Angela’s heart. Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) characterized by inflammation of the digestive, or gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Crohn’s Disease effects more than 700,000 Americans. To date, CCFA has invested over $267 million in the research of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). They fund a set of priority research initiatives: multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary, collaborative research projects targeting areas of science with a high probability of advancing treatment. Help us raise money by making a $20 donation to participate in the partner WOD and you will receive a CF-HCC Shaker Bottle!
Thank you Angela for being a valuable part of our community and we are proud of your accomplishments. Congrats on being December’s Member of the Month.
Learn more about Angela:
Why do you do CrossFit?
Over 10 years ago I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. As I learned to cope with the symptoms of the disease, I initially struggled to find ways to maintain consistency in my active lifestyle. Crossfit provides me a supportive community, where I am challenged athletically yet still able to manage the symptoms of Crohns’s. Crossfit has positively impacted my mental and physical health, and the support of my coaches and other athletes is a constant motivator.
Any type of squat movement. Playing field hockey in college I always had strong legs. Squats constantly challenge my depth and play into my strengths.
What makes you stay at CrossFit HCC?
The people and the community. I can’t put into words how supportive all the coaches are. Crossfit is about being part of a community where everyone motivates each other to succeed, and Crossfit HCC embodies this principle whole heartedly.
I have always struggled with upper body movements. My ultimate goal is to do a muscle up, but in the interim, my goal is to master a pull up.
Advice for newbies?
Give it time and have patience! When I first started, I was so nervous about not knowing all of the moves or having the right technique. Learning to put my trust in the coaches has made all the difference. Surround yourself with people who will push you beyond what you think you are capable of.
Tell us a fun fact or something you do outside of CrossFit?
I love to take my dogs hiking! I live near sleeping giant and I love to get out there as often as I can.