50-54 Age Group
I come from a big Puerto Rican family. Our lives are all about food. We use food to make ourselves happy. We use food to comfort us when we are depressed, sad or stressed. Food is the guest of honor at every family gathering, and it’s mostly fatty, fried and consumed in large quantity. A lot of this has to do with customs. But given my family’s history of life-threatening diseases ranging from obesity to diabetes and heart disease. It time for all of us to change how we view food.
I believe in the power of food. Specifically, I believe that the body is often able to heal itself when given the proper nutrition. Again, such healing is not a quick fix; it takes time and commitment along with exercise. That’s why I pursued a career in nutrition and fitness. I’m an alumni of Bauman College, Nutrition Program. I promote a well-balanced approach for all competitive and non-competitive athletes, preaching both strength and conditioning and nutrition best practices. Eating from the outside in will set the scene for cleansing the body of impurities and toxins. The goal is to provide a healthy variety from which we can make individual choices for our best possible health.
Disclaimer: The information provided is for educational purposes only. It should not be taken as professional medical advice or used as a substitute for medical care. We encourage you to make your own health care decisions with a qualified health care provider. If you need a medical diagnosis you are encouraged to seek the advice of a qualified medical doctor. We advise that you consult with your physician before making any exercise or dietary changes or taking any nutritional supplements.
When I turned 40, I set a goal to run a sprint triathlon with no running experience. I started with a program called Couch to 5K. By the end, I was able to run 3 miles. My passion for endurance sports was ignited. Since then, I have completed 5 Tough Mudders, 2 Spartan races, 3 marathons, including New York City Marathon and several half marathons.
In November of 2016 I received the certificate for Aerobic Capacity, a CrossFit endurance program.
My passion for endurance continues to grow and I look forward to guiding our athletes in unleashing their performance potential.
My focus is creating a healthy lifestyle and my belief is that nutrition and fitness go hand-in-hand – one cannot be without the other. Both together have made me feel stronger, and have given me more confidence in trying new things. I’m always willing to give it a try and see what my body can do. The best part of CrossFit is its community. It truly feels like you have an extended family.
CROSSFIT CERTIFICATES & TRAINING
- CrossFit L1
- CrossFit Aerobic Capacity
- Holistic Health Coach
- CPR/First Aid Certified
- Favorite Benchmark WOD: Annie
- Favorite Hero WOD: Fight Gone Bad
- Favorite Lift/Movement:
- Favorite Saying: “Today, I Can Do Anything”