Our Aevitas family is full of the most amazing people! This Aevitas Athlete Spotlight segment is all about Bridget Conlin. If you don’t know Bridget yet, this should give you a peek into who she is, and why we decided to spotlight her! If you do know Bridget already, you know she is friendly, good natured, and is more than 8 months pregnant and still CrossFitting!! Bridget is due to deliver her second child at the end of June. Even if you already know her, keep reading – you might learn something that you didn’t know before!
Question: Hi Bridget, tell us a little about yourself (where did you grow up? where do you live now? family? what you do for a living? etc).
Bridget: I grew up in Delmar and now live in Guilderland. I work for an insurance company as an investigator in the Compliance department. I am married and have a 2 year old daughter and another baby on the way!
Q: What was your experience level with athletics prior to joining Aevitas?
Bridget Prior to CrossFit, I went to local gyms and enjoyed group fitness classes. Growing up I was always playing a team sport up to being on the rowing team in college.
Q: How long have you been doing CrossFit? Were there any terrific people in your bootcamp with you?
Bridget: I have been doing crossfit since Aevitas started outside in the park back in 2013. There was a young, newlywed-acting couple in my bootcamp who I became friends with, Dave and Diana Edelson! We decided to stick with it after boot camp and see if Chad and Karen could pull off this crazy idea of running a gym and having full time jobs…and look where they are now!
Q: What is your favorite thing about Aevitas?
Bridget: My favorite thing about Aevitas is the sense of community. I love working out in a group atmosphere and how everyone is encouraging of one another. I found this to be especially helpful with working out during my two pregnancies, everyone is looking out for me and encouraging me to keep going!
Q: Imagine you’ve made it to the finals of the CrossFit games. What movement are you hoping will be in the final WOD and why?
Bridget: Rowing for sure- there is something about being on the rower where I can mentally get in the zone and just push myself more than during any other type of exercise. I am competitive with myself and always want to do better. I think this comes from when I was rowing during college and our training for the winter would be in an old racquetball court filled with ergs (no ventilation) doing 2k and 10k testing.