September Member of the Month: Denise Aicher


I’ve been married for 12 years and have two daughters.  I am an assistant manager at Forever21 I have been there for 4 years. My only hobby is crossfit.

 My favorite book or movie:

I’m not much of a reader but my favorite movie would have to be Dirty Dancing

 My favorite local restaurant;

Bonefish Grill is my favorite, the bang bang shrimp is the best.

 Tell us something that we don’t know or would be surprised to learn about you:

I was never really an outgoing person, now I will talk to anyone anywhere


My fitness routine before CrossFit:

My husband (Steve Aicher) had been doing crossfit for almost two years, we actually made fun of him because it was all he talked about and then my girls started the crossfit kids. Matt convinced me to try the essentials class and I guess you can say I was hooked.

 My fitness routine before CrossFit:

Not much, the most I would do was walk

 My thoughts after my first CrossFit workout:

I thought I was going to die, and then I was sad because I realized how out of shape I was.

 My proudest CrossFit accomplishment is:

My proudest accomplishment would have to be pull ups, I can still only do one or two at a time but I don’t need a band.

My favorite WOD is: 

Wods like Barbara are my favorite ,more body weight movements

My Favorite Lift is:  

would have to be the clean and jerk

My next goal is: 

To link double unders, I can do one at time but for some reason when I try to do them in a wod I can’t even do one.

How has CrossFit affected your life outside of the gym?

I would say I have more confidence,  I try to make better choices when it comes to food but I am really picky so it’s hard.

What I love most about CrossFit Newtown:  

What’s not to love, everyone is so supportive.  The coaches when they see you struggling, enourage  you to keep trying and push you to do your best.

 What advice I would give to someone just joining CrossFit Newtown:  

Don’t worry about anyone but yourself!  You can’t compare yourself to anyone else’s times or weights, you are there doing your best and that’s all that matters. I still have a hard time with this myself but when I walk out and can barely walk down the steps I know I did my best.

Do you have any diet/nutritional advice?

Like I said earlier I am a very picky eater so I probably shouldn’t give any advice.


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