NAVIGATION

August 27, 2016

Florida Lifestyle

Extreme hobbies for Florida executives

Lori Capullo | 9/6/2012

Nicole Vassilaros, 31
Vice president, Jones Lang LaSalle Americas Global Commercial Real Estate Services
Miami (offices statewide)

A friend introduced Nicole Vassilaros to CrossFit nearly three years ago. It was love at first fight, and today she trains five to six days a week for the program, which includes a combination of gymnastics, powerlifting, rope climbing, sandbag lifting and more.

Vassilaros competed in the 2012 CrossFit Games Open over five weeks, hoping to earn a spot on the team that would represent her affiliated gym in the Southeast Regionals. She placed 222 of more than 1,100 women who competed and fourth on the team; unfortunately, only the top three can actually compete. She has also competed in three local competitions — Summer Crush, Clash of the Fittest and Wodapalooza.

The Regimen: “Ironically, those things that I find myself constantly struggling with are actually some of the reasons why I love CrossFit — the fact that it seems as though no matter how much time I put into training, I am always chasing after a new goal or trying to overcome a weakness.”

Motivation: “For the most part, I am genuinely excited to get to the box (gym) so I can go hard and kill it, if it involves my strengths, or give it my all in the hopes that I can overcome a weakness.”

Tags: Trendsetters, Lifestyle

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single digital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

Developments, reach and research at Embry-Riddle
Developments, reach and research at Embry-Riddle

Dr. Karen Holbrook, interim president of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, lists the features, amenities and developments that make the school an appealing choice, and describes the Embry-Riddle University system's reach and research.

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

This weekend, what will you be doing to get ready for the (possible) tropical system headed to Florida?

  • Getting more supplies (batteries, medicines, cash etc.)
  • Securing loose items
  • Going to gas up cars
  • Nothing special, just watching the weather
  • Other (comments welcome)

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe