Member Spotlight: Carmen Liscio

Tell us about yourself!

Hey! I’m Carmen. I moved back to Hamilton in 2020 after 8 years away and I’ve loved rediscovering all the changes to the city. I’m a Real Estate Agent & Interior Designer working with my family business building custom homes from Oakville to Hamilton.

What got you into CrossFit?

After my last gym closed I was looking for a new community gym where I could grow and be challenged in new ways. Alchemy has definitely delivered. Not knowing anything, the trial class I signed up for was the Karen benchmark which absolutely challenged me in new ways. I was sore for days and was excited to come back for more.

What do you like about Alchemy?

The community, the abundance of class options, and by far, the coaches. They’re all so supportive and I’ve learned a lot from their cues and adjustments.

What has been your proudest moment at Alchemy?

In terms of movement I’m proud of figuring out: double-unders, getting the nerve to kick up onto the wall and building the strength/confidence to do strict hand stand push-ups. I’m also proud of completing the Alchemy Nutrition Challenge earlier this year and using it to really zero in on healthier eating habits.

What are your CrossFit goals for the future?

I really want to work towards some bar muscle ups!

If you could design the perfect workout, what would it include?

Rowing, rope climbs, and HSPU followed by a light jog to Steel Town Cider.

What’s the biggest change you’ve seen in yourself since you started CrossFit?

More body awareness and general confidence in the movements….and bigger arms.

When you’re not at the gym, what’s your favourite thing to do?

Meeting up with friends on a patio (most likely Fairweather), taking my dog for a hike, planning my next travel adventure (heading to Korea and Japan in the fall), putzing in my garden, or reading a book.

What’s your favourite local Hamilton food spot?

It’s a tie – Joya Sushi & India Village.

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