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Marina Carsello performs a snatch lift in the Mid-American Weightlifting Championship in Schaumburg in October. Photo Submitted
Joe Coughlin, Editor
5:12 pm CST February 21, 2014

After the first six minutes, Marina Carsello could barely breathe. 

Gasping for air and dripping with sweat, the teenager decided that Crossfit was just what she was looking for. 

“I thought, ‘Oh my god, this is amazing,’” said Carello, a senior at New Trier High School. “I just love it.”

Crossfit infuses Olympic-style weight training with continuous motion making for an all-around beneficial, though brutal, workout.