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Here at Strong Together Chester CrossFit we have some amazing members! One in particular is Grace Paonessa. If you have been to a night class or a Saturday morning class you have most likely had the pleasure of meeting her. She is the person who is always trying to meet someone new or talk about a workout from the night before. She loves to joke around and laugh but when it comes time to get to work she is all business. No matter what the workout is she always welcomes the challenge and embraces it. Knowing that it will make her better, she is the prime example of trusting the process and knowing that hard work pays off. I caught up with Grace and asked her to tell me a little about her experience here since joining in August 2017. Here is what she said…


“I decided to base my goals/experience here at STFCCF not by the weight I’ve lost but by the exercises that I couldn’t do in August 2017 vs. 5 months later.

As of December 2017

1) I can now jump rope with one skip 30 reps! One minute intervals for 6 rounds!  Back in August could barely jump 3 reps with a double skip.


2) Burpees 6 rounds no box – for the entire workout!  Back in August with box only! and I love Burpees!!!


3) Baseline today 6:09!  Baseline in August 10:11


 What’s next?  Just graduated from box step-up 12 inches to 18 inches!  Can only get higher from here and then bang! Box jump in 2018!


 I could not have done the above without the support of the coaches here!   Thank you Zack! Joseph! Trish! for the encouragement; the judgmental free zone; the support; the professionalism, and teamwork environment and friendships that I have developed here from my fellow gym goers!”


As you can see she is very goal oriented. She does not care about anything else but trying to accomplish the next goal in front of her. She loves to just work hard, sometimes she will admit that she doesn’t know what round or rep she is on she just goes! She loves the process and is willing to do anything to accomplish her goals. She knows that it takes time but she is always ready to work! We are so proud here in Chester of how well she has done. Watch out everyone because she has some serious goals and nothing is going to stand in her way!!


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