"ATHLETE Spotlight"




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Here at CrossFit 231 the 5:30am class has gone through its ups and downs but you can count on seeing Joann Bello there.   Joann Bello has been a loyal 5:30am peep pretty much since the day the gym opened.  In fact, Joann is considered one of our founding members.  She is loyal, dedicated, consistent and determined.  Since joining, Joann has made major improvement in her strength and endurance.  Joann has gone from not knowing what a snatch was  (let alone an Olympic bar) to demonstrating cleans and snatches and other Olympic lifts with great proficiency. Like I said before, it’s Joann’s consistency, her dedication to try anything new. She is very loyal and is a great asset to the gym.


What is your occupation-

I’m a commercial lender out in Bridge Hampton.

How long have you doing CrossFit? 

I started CrossFitJune of 2014.

What brought you to CrossFit 231?

  Had been doing workouts at home.  I always maintained but never saw any changes.  I wanted muscle.  I saw the changes you had made with your body.  So, I wanted to give it a try.

What was your first impression?

I feared the weightlifting…lol. And the fact it was only an hour.  Couldn’t imagine I would get a good workout in only an hour.

What makes CF231 special to you?

The people and the location really helps.

What are your favorite movements?

Power cleans

Least favorite?

Push press, Push jerk

What motivates you to keep coming back?

The progress I’ve gained.

Something the gym doesn’t know about you?

I’m the oldest of 4 siblings and I lecture at St. Joseph’s church.

Short term goals

Pull ups

Long Term goals


Favorite Quote

John 3:16

Favorite Superhero


Advice for new comers?

Stick with it!