May 2009 Member of the Month: Christin Ciano


Where are you from?  

I am from Arlington, MA.

How long have you been a member at Steel Fox and why did you join?

I have been a member since the fall of 2016. I decided to try Crossfit because I was bored with the work outs that I was doing at the time.

What classes do you usually attend?

I go to the 5:30pm class and open gym on the weekends.

What do you like to do outside of Steel Fox?

I do the usual. I spend time with friends and family. I enjoy discovering and listening to music. I also look at my phone way too much!.

What is something we might not know about you?

I have battled anxiety and depression since I was a teenager. I began working out as a way to combat symptoms, and regular exercise has been a huge help.

What is your favorite CrossFit movement?

I don't have a favorite, but right now I'm mildly obsessed with double unders and squat snatches.

What is your greatest accomplishment?

I guess it would be being an okay mom. Luckily, my daughter is just an amazing person so it is easy to be her mom. Knowing I have had just a small part in her happiness and development has brought me more joy than anything else.

What is one long term goal and one short term goal?  

At the gym, my long term goal is to keep getting stronger and staying healthy until that is no longer possible. A short term goal would be to consistently string together toes to bar.

What motivates and inspires you?  

I teach second grade. Because I get to watch my students struggle and learn every day, they inspire me. They look to me as a role model, so I try to be one.