Athlete of the MonthFebruary

Nicole Berson

Career: Program Analyst

Years at Blue Crab Fitness: 5

"Keep moving forward"

I am Program Analyst at Social Security Administration. My husband and I have been together for 22 years and counting (happily married for 15 years and counting). We have 3 children; a Yorkshire Terrier (almost 15 years old), a son (12 years old) and a daughter (almost 10 years old). I’m a Navy brat and served in the MD National Guard. I consider myself a foodie who enjoys eating at restaurants like the Volt in Frederick and Enigma in Barcelona.

How did you get started at Blue Crab Fitness?
Due to going back to school to get my B.S. degree and juggling my kids' school and sports schedule, I stopped going to CrossFit when I lived in Elkridge. When I moved to Woodbine, I knew that I needed to get back into CrossFit after seeing the BC CrossFit signs advertised in the community. I started coming out to the free workouts that were offered on Saturday at Western Regional Park. From there, I enjoyed the workouts at the Fleece's driveway to now my home at BCF.
What is your favorite part about coming to the gym?
My favorite parts are working out with my CrossFit family and definitely the deadlifts.
What is your favorite WOD?
My favorite WOD is any WOD with deadlifts and sit-ups.
What is your favorite lift?
Hands down, my favorite lift is deadlifts. I do like front and back squats too.
Outside of Blue Crab Fitness, what are your favorite things to do?
Outside of BCF, my favorite things are coaching and watching my kids play basketball, baseball, and softball. I enjoy spending time with my family from fishing, traveling and rock climbing.
What is your favorite cheat meal?
My favorite cheat meal is a Hawaiian pizza with ranch dressing.
What motto or phrase do you live by?
Keep moving forward.
What is your favorite music to listen to while working out?
I just like to listen to any music to help me keep focus. Sometimes, I use the music to help me forget about the time on the clock and focus on my form.
What is one thing you have done and/or accomplished at BCF that you never thought you would do?
It might not have been a lot but I was EXCITED when I did some double-unders.
What are your goals for this year?
This year, my goals are to work on my cardio and overcome my fear of box jumps.

Previous AOTM:


Next AOTM: