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MEMBER PROFILE: Yasmen Mehta

A brief interview with Yasmen…YASMEN_MEHTA
  1. Where are you from originally?
    • Bombay India
  2. What do you do, and how long have you been doing it?
    • Teach Pilates for over 20 years as well as mobility and Yoga Tune up.
  3. What is something most people don’t know about you?
    • I had a crush on Donny Osmond
  4. How did you get started doing Crossfit
    • Cycling on Chrissy Field and saw someone doing wall balls in the open air of a full squat to press.  It was so juicy I had to try it.
  5. What inspired you to become (a coach/a member/an intern)?
    • I absolutely did not want to teach CF even after talking Level 1 Cert.  What changed was when Roop was teaching in India, they asked me to fill in for him after he left.  I had such a great time doing it I knew I had to pursue it.  It put a fire underneath me.
  6. What is your best advice for first time Crossfitters?
    • Don’t let it overpower you (intimidate you).  Keep at it and you will absolutely love it. Don’t worry about what other people are doing.. Just focus on you and your workout.
  7. What workout do you hate the most?
    • The Olympic lifts are the most challenging.
  8. What weakness are you working on now?
    • Chest to bar pull-ups
  9. What types of connections would you like to make through Crossfit?
    • As a teacher – on a very human level to inspire others to be their best.  Bringing to life the beauty of human movement.  To want people to enjoy being strong and flexible
    • Personally – A ton of friends that I hold dear to my heart.
  10. Is there anything you want other members to know about you that I am forgetting to ask?
    • I compete as a Masters Woman’s Division Speed Skater.
    • I volunteer for Maitri – an aids hospice once a week for the last 8 years
Halloween 2013

Halloween 2013

 

Make sure to introduce yourself to Yasmen around the gym!