1167496_10201902326268557_541400105_oFull Name: Nicole Dolenti

Nick Name: Nikki/Nik

Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA

Occupation: Firefighter/Paramedic

Qualifications CrossFit Level 1 Certificate

Educational/Training Background Info:  Played competitive sports my whole life.  Started  crossfit in 2011.  Got my Level  1 cert in 2012.

What was your first WOD? (Where/When/What/Did you shit the bed): I don’t remember exactly what it was.  I know it was an AMRAP of some sort.  What I do remember was the panic attack I had afterwards because I couldn’t breathe.   I have been hooked ever since!!

Greatest Fitness/Nutrition Advice You’ve Ever Received:  Shop the perimeter of the grocery store.  The things that are good for you don’t have labels.   If you are hungry , EAT. (just make sure you are eating the right things)

Fav. Quote:  Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle. –Napolean Hill

Go to Cheat meal: cheesecake or a DQ blizzard

Words of Wisdom for Rookies: Stop saying “I can’t” and starting thinking “how can I?”  Your mind will quit long before your body will.  Don’t get caught up in pushing heavy weight, perfect your form first and the rest will come.

Benchmark Lifts/WOD Stats: Clean/Jerk:150  Back squat:215  Front squat: 175  Snatch: 111 Dead lift:255  Strict press: 100  Push press:135 Bench press:140

Who inspires you: My mom.  Fellow crossfiters

Why crossfit? Crossfit constantly challenges me.   I never get bored (if you know me, this is a BIG deal).  I love the competitive aspect of crossfit, I push myself more than I would at the regular gym.   The same people I compete against are also my biggest motivators and supporters.   I look forward to going to the gym everyday and leave feeling like I gave everything I had.

Personal Goals: Get a muscle up

Favorite Compound Memory: The first adventure race with a bad ass all girl team!!