GameDay fans…. Meet Ahissa Bustos of CrossFit Supercell!
Tell us about you!
Hi! My name is Ahissa (i-e-sa). I am from the Rockford land area! For fun I love to help children with special needs and behavioral issues be the best they can be as a behavior analyst! I also love making videos for Instagram related to fitness and utilizing applied behavior analysis to live a healthier lifestyle. I played collegiate soccer, so enjoy still playing! I am getting married in August to my fiancé who is a police officer serving the Rockford Land community!
What made you start competing in this sport? How long have you been competing?
I started CrossFit about 2 years ago after I was told by my neurologist that competitive soccer may not be for me anymore after suffering from a traumatic brain injury in 2013 during a soccer game. I wanted to feel like a competition athlete again and came across CrossFit. I fell in love with the atmosphere, passion and dedication that comes along with the sport. The GameDay competition I competed in was my first EVER competition! I thought working toward something would be the best way to keep my behavioral momentum going and gain more confidence in my training!
What do you enjoy most about competition day?
I actually pulled my calf muscle during the first workout and the staff (including members from my gym) were so quick to assist with getting ice, stem machines, and rollers ready for me! It was so great the atmosphere and the way you feel a part of a family, a CrossFit family!
What’s your favorite all time workout or movement?
Thrusters are my jam! I think it’s the bigger thighs and shorter body type I have that make the movement really fun for me!! Push through your legs!
What’s your proudest accomplishment as an athlete?
I think the proudest accomplishment as an athlete I have had thus far was climbing the rope for the first time!!! I was able to capture it on video and I truly felt on top of the world accomplishing that!
Do you have any advice for first time competitors or people thinking about trying a competition?
It’s like Nike says, just do it! I can certainly speak for myself when it came to competing. I supported members of my box when they went to compete and always said “I wish I could do that or I want to do that” but never signed up for a competition. My advice would be to have faith in yourself and go for it! You CAN do it and you will do it!
Will we be seeing you at GameDay Chicago?
Hopefully! My wedding is right around the corner and I am all about the preparation before competing!