I started CrossFit just shy of two years ago when I reached my maximum weight of 260 pounds. Eighty pounds later, I am training to become a coach at the same gym that saved my life.
What does your involvement in your sport mean to you? Why did you fall in love with it?
My involvement in the Crossfit community means to me. It is hard to sum up in words. Well that is hard but I will try . Family is the best word to describe it. I have been involved in the Crossfit community since 2012. All I can say is every Box I have went to welcomes me with open arms. From California to Georgia. We share a common ground and that is a passion and love for fitness. That is why I do Crossfit cause the community and they way they are able to welcome anyone with open arms. A lot of people do it cause they want to be famous. I do it cause I love helping people. Nothing better than coaching your athlete and they get a PR. It is the most rewarding feeling.
Out of all the product sponsorships out there, why is Primo the one for you?
As a coach I feel responsible to promote a brand you believe in. Primo Chalk is the best Chalk on the market for an amazing price. The Chalk smells amazing. It is very fine . Which means it absorbs well. I will only promote a product I believe in. Besides it’s like fairy dust … Put some on my hands and boom a PR..
What is a surprising fact about yourself we wouldn’t expect to hear?
Anything else we should know?
Being the daughter of a Martial Artist and growing up in the Bronx, my childhood was far from average. My sisters and I spent our weekends going to the Tia chi farm in Warwick New York watching our father teach combat Tai Chi to hundreds of students and working with his master Jou Tsoung Hwa. Other weekends we would travel to Martial Arts tournaments where my father would judge, compete and perform exhibition Martial Arts while we watched from the sidelines. Our real education took place in our basement where my dad had a dojo complete with weight room. We were real, live karate kids.