Athlete: Mary Sotelo

At the age of 60 I've been doing CrossFit for 3 yrs. and my only regret is not to have started earlier. I used to do cardio classes but felt that something was missing. Now I know what it is. It's the commraderie. I'm the oldest one here but no one treats me like I am. In fact, I get pushed and encouraged by all the young people here. They keep me young and strong. My doctor cannot believe how my bad cholestrol numbers have dropped by 50 points and my good ones have gone up by that much. I am in much better shape than I was in my 20's and 30's. This year I was amazed that I was the 17th strongest woman in Northern Cal and qualified for the Regional CrossFit games! I had such huge support from my CrossFit community. This is the best exercise program, with the best coaches, and atheletes that I've yet to encounter. I just love this place and CrossFit.