Athlete Spotlight: Alessandra Whipple

What’s your name?

Alessandra Whipple….of the 5am “Whipples”

How old are you?

I feel like I am getting to a point where I should stop counting…31

Where did you grow up?

Here, there, and everywhere (socal and norcal)

When did you become a member of CFDP?

August 2015

What do you do for a living?

FVP, Associate General Counsel (aka a Lawyer/”Faux-wyer”)

What’s your athletic background?

Water polo, triathlons, surfing…mostly avoided “land sports”

What hobbies do you have?

Hiking and lounging with my Banshees (Sookie and Eskie, my dogs), traveling, and judging Whipps (my husband).

What’s your favorite cheat meal/food?

Frozen Yogurt and Popcorn

What’s your spirit animal and why?

Depends on the day/mood – Wolf (“It does not bother the Wolf how many the Sheep may be” – Virgil) or Sloth (sloths may be slow but move with purpose)

Words to live by/favorite quote?

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living; it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.” – Dr. Seuss
What’s the last book you read, and what was it about?

“Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror” by General Michael V. Hayden The book chronicles General Hayden’s career at the helm of the NSA and the CIA, his experiences, responses to critiques and how he helped transform bureaucratic and antiquated agencies into nimble tech-centric collaborative mitigants to terror.

If you could create your own CrossFit workout, what would it include?

Endurance WOD: wall balls, deadlifts, double unders, running, v-ups, and squats

What’s your least favorite CrossFit movement?


What motivates you to come to the gym every day?

The judgment my pups will bestow upon me if I don’t go.

What has been your proudest CrossFit moment so far?

Completing a pull-up….just one…but a pull-up nonetheless

Ok, last one – whats something most people don’t know about you?

I was once asked to be a hand model (a long time ago in a galaxy far far away)