Fit Over 50: Kelly Carse


Kelly shown on the left.


Name: Kelly Carse                

City/Town of Residence: Pawtucket, RI

Age: 55

Family: Married to Donna Nesselbush

Your sport or fitness activity: CrossFit

What is your proudest fitness accomplishment?  In 2010, CrossFit opened the field for Masters (age 50 and older at that time) to compete in the CrossFit Games, a worldwide event held in CA. I had been crossfitting for 18 months and had just turned 50 that year. To qualify, I had to place in the top 3 in our region and I placed first. The competition in CA spanned 3 days and at the end, I placed 6th in a field of 15 women.

What motivates you? The smiles on the faces of the athletes whom I coach!

Best local eats: Nick’s on Broadway and Los Andes

What’s on your nightstand? “Animals” from HSUS and The Four Agreements

What do you like to do in your downtime? Dine out with my wife, Donna.

Best thing about living in RI: Meeting my wife who is a Rhode Island Senator.

One thing people do not know about you: I have a secret longing to meet the singer/songwriter Enya. Her music and her voice accompanied me on a life-changing journey.

Quote to live by: It’s actually a poem by Robert Frost: “The Road Not Taken”

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