Cindy before CrossFit

Cindy after CrossFit

Happy Birthday Cindy!!!
Congrats on turning the BIG 5-0!

CrossFit brings a new life, spirit, strength and confidence to those who discover it. When I think of these things, there is no better match than Cindy! I have spent the last year and a half training Cindy and watching her transform into the best she has ever been! Congratulations! Keep CrossFitting and enjoying life Cindy!

W.O.D. 6.10.10

Tabata Olympic Lifts
8 rounds of 20 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of rest for each exercise.
Deadlift 95#/65# (Use the same # for all exercises)
Power Clean
Front Squat
Push Jerk

(compare to 6.7.09 or 2.22.09)

The Real Suck by Lisbeth Darsh

"CrossFit: Not Your Average Gym" - CNN Video.

"Bullfighting is the only art in which the artist is in danger of death and in which the degree of brilliance in the performance is left to the fighter's honor."
-Earnest Hemingway

Seth 9,3,1,5
Dorothy 8,4,3,3
Ellie 9,5,6,3
Jaime 10,4,2,4
Steph R. 9,5,3,4
Olan 11,5,2,5
Jeff 10,4,2,3
Deb 12,5,5,5


Laura Pappas said...

Happy Birthday Cindy, its been fun and inspiring working out with you! You'll rock 50 :)

Kristen said...

Happy 50th Birthday Cindy!!! You are an inspiring, amazing, stong and beautiful woman. We need to celebrate your birthday...when is the tatt party?

KDitty said...

Happy Happy Birthday! I hope you have a fabulous day! You deserve it. You are an awesome friend and athlete. Keep rocking it!!

Chris P. said...

Cindy, you're someone who follows her heart and does what you feel is best for you. You inspire others to keep doing their best and push themselves beyond their limits. And that was even before your Masters debut! Happy birthday to a great Coach and athlete!

CC said...

Happy Birthday Cindy! Most people would be busy bitching about it, but you are embracing it...you are truly an inspiration :) Enjoy your day!!

Stephanie R. said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRIEND! You make 50 look FABULOUS! Don't forget to treat yourself. =b


Nikki said...

Happy birthday Cindy! I'm betting on 50 being the biggest and best year for you yet! Full of smiles, PRs, and other momentus accomplishments to celebrate! You are a great role model, athlete, and friend. Enjoy your day!

Jason Lyons said...


The transformation that you have made in the last two years is mind boggling. There should easily be another success story on the side bar of the blog. It has been an honor to watch you grow and offer assistance in any way that I could along that path and I can assure you that trend will continue...even though you may not like it at times. ;)

It is a shame your birthday landed on a day in which I will not be at the gym. I am really sad about that. NOT! Bring back the birthday burpees! We may be doing them everyday as the gym grows but who cares. They are good for you!

Enjoy your day Cindy, I am proud of all that you have done in terms of CF and in your life. It takes balls to chase your dreams and you have done so with no reservations. You should be commended! Salud!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Cindy!!! You are one amazing
woman! Enjoy your day!

Miranda said...

Happy 50th Birthday Cindy!!!!! One truly amazing, inspiring, friend and mentor. Watching your progress over the past year is absolutely breath taking and inspirational for everyone.
Enjoy the day!

Meighan said...

Cindy - Happy Birthday. You are an amazing athlete, but an even better person. You are an amazing cheerleader but an even better coach. Keep being you!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Cindy-
Working out with you is always a treat - you always put in such a great effort and you are a wonderful person.

Sam B

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday Cindy!
You will no doubt make 50 look absolutely fabulous! Have a wonderful day and enjoy every minute of it!

Jen S. said...

Happy Birthday Cindy!!! Loooove You!!!

JZuck said...

Happy Birthday Cindy!! I love the transformation you have made. Looking great!! Have a great day!

Tim P said...

Happy Bday Cindy, you have taken many personal goals of your and put them into action by sticking with a plan. That is motivating to me and I'm sure many others. Age is just a number because you live the way that you feel, and that is what counts. So keep up the great work you world ranked Masters athlete :)

MOM said...

Happy Birthday, Cindy! You are an amazing woman with great gusto for life. You make each one you talk to feel very important. You are such a positive person. I am always impressed with your accomplishments.

donkey said...

Cindy...you are amazing, and more inspirational than you can possibly know. You always know EXACTLY what to say. I'm a huge Cindy fan, and our box is so lucky to have you as a member. Happy 50th! You wear it so well.

Stephanie Vincent said...

You are always calling everyone a rockstar...but you are by far the biggest ROCKSTAR. And I am like donkey a CINDY fan!! You are an inspiration. So glad to have met you! Happy Birthday!!!!

Love Stephanie

Deb said...

Happy, Happy Birthday. You are an amazing person and an inspiration to be around. With such a positive outlook to life. I can only hope to have the gusto you have when I am 50! Hope you have a great day and many more....

Jason Lyons said...

I don't know what everyone is talking about being a Cindy fan...that WOD BLOWS!

lol, just kidding. I will go back to work now.

Happy Birthday again!

Cindy Handler said...

All, thank you so much for all of your extremely kind words. Trust me when I say that it is all of you who inspire me (even you Jas!). There have been many times when I just wanted to quit, go home, sit my ass on the couch and never get up again, but I know that none of you would allow that! Every time I look around the box and see you ALL working as hard as you can, encouraging each other and creating an environment that somehow manages to be supportive, fun and competitive at the same time, I am in awe. When I talk about my CrossFit KoP family I really mean family!

I'm not in the box today (I've got clients this afternoon, yay!) so you should be spared a half-century of burpees. Consider it my birthday present to all of you in the noon class!

PS -- Aimee, "thank you" is a pretty inadequate phrase when it comes to all you have given me. I am quite sure that the transformation I've made would not have occurred without you. Thanks for being my coach, my friend and for never letting me give up on myself.

Jas, I always take your coaching to heart (sometimes a little too much!) and your friendship means the world to me. It's been so much fun watching you grow as a coach and athlete and I hope I can live up to the wonderful example you've created for me. You're the best!!!

Melanie said...

Hi Cindy,
Sorry I am a little late on the blog today. All I can say is that I feel lucky to know you! I hope you have the most wonderful birthday ever. Thank you for being you!

Kerbear said...


Sorry I'm so late w a post - was planning on not having to type it on my iPhone.

I can't express how impressed and inspired I have been and currently am because of you. The day we talked before regionals and you told me how nervous you were and how you never competed. To see you out there giving it everything u had still leaves me speechless!! I know next week when I see all my girls I'll be bragging to them just how awesome you are and how priviledged I have been to be part of such a wonderful womans life. Have a happy happy birthday!! I know kryptonite will make sure of it :)


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Cindy! You are a real inspiration!


Anonymous said...

Hey Cindy:

You have been an inspiration. Thanks for all your encouragement.
Happy 50 and enjoy your day!!