December Athlete of the Month – Betsy Magnesio

State your Name and/or Nickname please

-Elizabeth “Betsy” Magnesio

-Some family nicknames: Bubba, Bubbs, Bumbles, Lizzie, Queen (Elizabeth)


-School getting my Master’s in Education…I hope to work with the youngsters, teaching physical education (they will be doing some crossfit for sure! They love inch worms and high knees, at least someone does….!)

-I have been subbing long term for a while..

-I will most likely have a Grad Asst.  job next semester teaching college peeps

Words to live by?

-Eat (paleo), Pray (for strength during each workout), Love (CrossFit!!)…and Laugh

What is your fitness background?

-Pretty much all sports, except Stacey played softball and I didn’t so she is one up on me

How long have you been CrossFitting?

-Almost 2 years, wow!

What’s your favorite part of CrossFit Austin?

-The workouts are different, the awesome people, knowing there is someone that is probably dying as much as you…But the encouragement and always knowing you can improve

What are your training goals?

-To master muscle-ups once and for all. And to beat Stacey at least once..jk!

-In the far away future I hope to train and compete in a tri.

Favorite sport or activity?

I have played pretty much everything…Soccer was my best and longest run, I was on my High School Varsity Team as a Sophmore, and played competitive club for 6 years.  I also swam competitively for 2 years, breaststroke and IM were my specialties.  I played intramural soccer a while back in college, but haven’t played really since that.  I enjoy running still, some…but really I haven’t had time to do much other than CrossFit, but what else would you really wanna do???!!

Recent adventure you’re planning?

Well there is a lot going on now through the holidays, so I am sure whatever it is, it will be fun fun fun!

Tell us something we don’t know about you?

Can not think of anything, so this is just one of many Betsy stories….

When I was a freshman in college I once fell asleep with a book on my lap studying(I’ve always been quite the student) and I woke up suddenly in a daze, looked at the clock, only to realize I had 5 minutes to get across campus to a math test. I threw on a change of clothes (off the ground) and ran out off the dorm room, out of the dorm, only to find it was pouring, but I kept up the pace and proceeded to fly (very ungraceful fall) down a half a flight of stairs leading from the dorm to the street, picked myself up, and kept running (and crying) Right before busting through the class door, I noticed some green goop on my arm…It suddenly occurred to me that I still had on a green mud face mask I had put on before passing out…

Longhorns or Aggies?

Texas State!! Go Bobcats, Eat em up cats! For sure Longhorns, though!

As one of the longest tenured members at CFA, whats your favorite part of the last two years?

Getting stronger, improving on workouts, meeting great people who have similar interests of staying fit and healthy, watching CFA grow and be successful, seeing others make strides in their ability and overall health, and (most importantly) feeling great!

Leave the fine folks of CrossFit Austin with some parting words?

I have enjoyed working out with everyone at CFA…thanks for being you!

CrossFitting has kept me motivated and allowed me to achieve goals, but also has helped me focus and has kept me thinking positive!

Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.  ~Carol Welch