CrossFit is in Deana’s blood. Growing up on the Mornington Peninsula, Deana started in Motocross with her two brothers, Rob and Marco. Deana completed school and went on to study fitness full time at Tafe. With Cobi in the Army, it would then bring her to Townsville, where she would work full time as a Personal Trainer, before the Army then took her to Albury.
In Albury, Deana started her own successful Bootcamp business, until in 2009, Deana found CrossFit through her Dad, Ross. This is where the Forte family CrossFit legacy began. In 2010 Deana, and Cobi, founded CrossFit Albury Wodonga.
In 2011 Deana made her Regionals debut with team CrossFit Mornington Peninsula, the first year her brother, Rob, qualified for the CrossFit Games. In 2012 Deana returned to the Regional floor with team CrossFit Albury Wodonga and in 2013 with team CrossFit Brisbane, who placed 6th. Then in 2014, Deana, alongside Cobi, would go on to place 5th with team Reebok CrossFit Frankston. Deana would compete with team Reebok CrossFit Frankston one more year, before the Army moved her to Darwin.
In 2017, Deana Coached the Reebok CrossFit Frankston Team at the Reebok CrossFit Games, after qualifying 4th at the Pacific regional. Deana also assisted her brother, Rob, and Mum, Nella, at the 2017 CrossFit Games. With a wealth of training and coaching experience, Deana is an asset to CrossFit Abode.