Athlete Spotlight on Jillian Hansen
Name and “board name” (or what should your board name be)? What are your stats (optional)?
Jillian / Jill
Where did you grow up? Where do you live now?
Born and raised in Amityville. After college lived in Boston for about 4 years before moving back to Amityville in 2005.
What do you do for a living?
I work part time as the AVP of Finance for Bethpage Federal Credit Union.
When did you become part of the Diamond family and why did you join?
March 2012. I joined because my friend Lynn looked amazing and told me about the workouts which sounded crazy. And they are!
What was your athletic background before joining CFD?
Running, classes at the gym, not too much for strength. I never lifted weights on a bar before crossfit.
What is your favorite wod/exercise?
Running, box jumps, wall balls, GHD, I don’t even mind burpees – I love aerobic WODs with a lot of different exercises where you move from one to the next.
What is your least favorite wod/exercise?
Overhead squats, back squats, workouts that just use the bar and heavy weights. I do not like heavy weights.
What is your biggest milestone, achievement, or “A-ha” moment at CFD?
Rope climb, and doing a pull up without a band.
What goal(s) are you looking to accomplish?
To feel and look healthy and fit.
What are your hobbies and interests outside of CFD?
We have 3 kids ages 2, 4, 6 that take up most of my time. We love the summer, the boat and the beach. Traveling. Hanging with friends.
What is something that we may not know about you?
I can’t think of anything very interesting!
What is your favorite cheat meal?
Homemade mac n cheese. And pumpkin beer with the cinnamon sugar rim.
What is some advice or encouragement for someone just starting CFD or thinking of starting?
If you’re thinking about joining, just try it and you’ll be hooked! If you’re just starting don’t worry about times or weights or what anyone else is doing, you’re there for yourself and you will feel and look better if you are consistent.