Cindy Llantoy


Cindy Llantoy

Q: How did you find out about Ballston CrossFit and what about it convinced you to join?

I was looking for a CrossFit gym when I moved to Virginia and I decided to try the BCF foundations class. The coaches were very friendly, patient, and knowledgeable. I then decided to join this gym without trying the other ones on my list. 

Q: What stopped you from coming in sooner?
I already knew I wanted to join a CrossFit gym when I moved to Virginia, I was just trying to find the right one!

Q: When did you start at BCF and what were your goals going into it?

I started around November 2020. Initially, I just wanted to find a gym to work out, but then started setting some goals to improve my gymnastics and other movements.

Q: What has helped you achieve success at BCF?

I think the people; between the coaches and the people I have met at the gym. They all motivate me to keep coming every week and the consistency has improved my overall fitness. 

Q: What advice can you give to others that are new to CrossFit?

Just continue to come and you will see results. Don’t compare yourself to other athletes, each person’s journey is different.

Q: Besides working out, what other lifestyle changes did you make outside of the gym to achieve your goals?

I am more conscious about what I eat. I have joined the nutrition challenge at BCF twice and it has helped me make better choices regarding the types of food and quantities I eat. 

Q: What benefits have you noticed since starting CrossFit both in or out of the gym?

I definitely feel stronger. I track how much I lift and have seen improvements since I joined this gym. I also improved my scores each time I have taken my military Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT).

Q: What has been your favorite thing about Ballston CrossFit?

I like the variety of times for classes to chose from and that there are other classes like yoga, endurance, gymnastics, core, weightlifting, and a class to prep for the open. Also, there are movie nights, holiday dinners and other events.
I have tried all these classes and they are all great, I feel like there is no excuse to not come work out.

Q: What has been your favorite memory related to CrossFit?

During the last open, I was able to do all the workouts Rx and was able to do my first chest to bar! 🙂