Our first #PinkRedefined feature is sixteen year old CrossFit™ Games athlete and now ASRX athlete, Julianna Hasselbach. We met Julianna this year at the Games, and knew right away that she needed to be an ASRX athlete. Her uplifting spirit, work ethic, and love of the sport are exactly what we look for from our team. It is also exactly what we consider to be #PinkRedefined.
We recently caught up with Julianna to ask her a few questions that will hopefully help you all get to know who she is as well as what she thinks about strong women. Check out what she had to say below.
1. What do you think CrossFit has done to change the the public's view on beauty?
"Beautiful" used to be viewed in magazines, and on runways. Now, people are open to a more broad range of what beauty is. CrossFit has let women become more comfortable with their bodies, and there is nothing more beautiful than a confident women.
2. What changes have you personally seen in females who have started CrossFitting at your gym?
I love seeing the newbies straight out of on-ramp walk into their first class and look around at the other women. They see sweaty, no-makeup, muscley girls and they think wow I could never be like that. For the first few weeks they do their own thing, constantly in awe of the other ladies. What they often don't understand is we ALL started there. None of us walked into the gym the first day and busted out 5 muscle ups in a row. It takes time. You just have to trust the process.
3. What do you think the future holds for young females that are getting into CrossFit?
Young girls ask me for advice about CrossFit all the time. Whether it's "I just want to lose 10 pounds, how do I start?" or "how do you make it to the games?", I always respond the same way. You have to want it, and you have to be willing to put in the work, the rest is easy. The next generation of female CrossFitters is going to be a force to be reckoned with. Starting young with good foundations is key to becoming a successful CrossFit athlete.
4. What goals do you have personally when it comes to changing the way the public's view on women?
I don't want women to be seen as incapable. Just because you are a women doesn't mean you can't be strong, tough, and competitive.
5. Who is a female that inspires you and why?
I am inspired by all moms who do CrossFit™. It's hard enough to just be a good mom, but these women find additional time to focus on themselves and get into the box. By doing CrossFit they are also being wonderful role models for their kids.
Make sure you keep an eye out for Julianna Hasselbach, and head over to her Instagram for some awesome inspiration!
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