There are so many reasons why we agreed that Camilla Gluckstein deserves to be featured as the CrossFit Salus November Athlete of the Month.
She’s been on our list for months, as she has overcome major obstacles this past year and always comes out on top. She just keeps improving so much each month, and now that she’s currently in Russia to compete in her 5th World Championships for Trampoline, it’s high time we brag on her profile!
One of Camilla’s best attributes is her amazing attitude. She’s positive, humble, kind, hard-working, encouraging to others, and eager to learn. She shows up each day with the attitude to be better than she was the day before, not comparing herself to others. These qualities have been the foundation of her ample success on the trampoline and in the box.
Thank you for inspiring us to “always try to give your best no matter what.”
Trampoline Athlete, Camilla Gluckstein is Stronger Than Ever
1. Camilla, when and why did you start CrossFit?
I started CrossFit when I moved to the USA, Steven and Jeffrey used to do it after training and it was right at the CrossFit Games Open time and I couldn’t understand why they were competing and killing themselves EVERY week… Then Gino explained it to me, I thought it was weird but I started doing it 3x a week as conditioning part of my training and felt in love with it.
2. How has your performance changed since you started CrossFit?
I am definitely stronger and jumping higher since then.
3. Are there exercises you can do now that you couldn’t do before?
YUP, there is.
Being a “gymnast” they think you can do anything… they’re wrong haha.
I can do all the moves now, not pretty but … I learned in CF how to connect T2b, MU, HSPU & of course the barbell movements.
4. How has your body physically changed since you started?
You don’t realize how much a change you made until you compare pictures.
I lost fat and build more muscles, is there anything better than that?
5. How has CrossFit changed you in other ways?
CrossFit has changed me in so many ways, I take care of my nutrition way more than before as I started tracking it and learning more about every macro/micro nutrient.
Sleeping I never thought was so important until I started making sure I was getting enough hours and my performance was improving.
Also, I find CrossFit as a way to leave all your problems and stress out of the door and just be “in the moment” for that hour.
6. How do you describe CrossFit to your friends?
I tell all my friends to try it and I say they are going to hate if first and have doubts why they are doing it in the middle of a workout, but… the more they do it it’s like an addiction, you can’t stop.
7. What keeps you motivated to continue? What’s your “why”?
I love the COMMUNITY, and how it keeps me on track with everything else (sleep, nutrition, mobility…)
Also I find there’s always something you can look forward to, such as learning a new movement, improving it, finding your weakness, work on it and…
always try to give your best no matter what.
8. Favorite lift or WOD?
lift : Clean and Jerk
WOD: Diane =)
9. What advice would you give to a newbie just joining CrossFit Salus?
The coaches and community are amazing, enjoy the process and have fun!
10. What is your next goal to accomplish?
I am going to Russia first week of Nov. to compete my 5th World Championships, my goal there is to perform by best and see all the work that I put in paying off.
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11. If you could design your own WOD, what would it look like?
30 DL 155#
10 Clean and Jerk 105#
12. Favorite thing to do for fun?
Walk my dog , bike ride, going to the beach just to chill or to workout.
13. Favorite healthy dish….and favorite “splurge” meal?
Healthy dish: Salmon, brussels sprouts and sweet potato.
Splurge meal: hmmmm, Gluten free burger with sweet potato fries & brownie for dessert HA!
14. If you could be an animal what would you be and why?
“Horse spirit animals are likely to represent your inner strength and driving force in life. A typical symbolism for the horse is one of an animal representing physical strength, vitality, but also our psychological or emotional ability to go on in life.
Depending on what this spirit animal means to you, it could symbolize your ability to overcome obstacles in life and pursue your goal no matter what may stand on your way.”
“The harder it is, the better you become.”
16. Interesting fact not many people know about you.
I am afraid of heights, LOL.
Yes, people have no idea about it and I jump 30 feet high on a trampoline but I can not look down through a window on a airplane or go to a top of a building and look down.
Not a funny or very interesting fact but a lot of people would never think that haha.
Celebrating the Success of our Athletes of the Month
Every month we feature a new “Athlete of the Month” like Camilla Gluckstein, at CrossFit Salus. This is a member who has stuck out to us one way or another because of their amazing progress, grit, gains and community engagement. These featured athletes are full of motivation, inspiration and unwavering dedication.
Read their stories to help you stay focused and motivated, too.