Athlete Spotlight | Teresa Medina

Congrats Teresa on being our next Athlete Spotlight

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First and Last Name: Teresa Medina
Hometown: Monterrey, Mexico
Age: 27
Occupation: Ally Financial – Loss Mitigation Specialist
Marital Status: Married

1.When did you first start CrossFitting?
August 2014

2.When did you first start training at 3Q Fitness CrossFit Garland?
November 2014

3.Favorite Benchmark WOD:
Cindy, Annie

4.Least Favorite Benchmark WOD:
Jackie and Fran!!!

5.Tell us about your sports & fitness background.
Right before graduating high school I decided I had to start running. I became a runner, and then gave it up to soccer! I’ve done soccer, sand volleyball for fun, and now CrossFit!

6.What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit?
I absolutely find passion in helping others and motivating others to start doing something for their health/fitness.

7.How did you first get exposed to our gym community? Take us back to your first WOD… what was it, and how did it feel?
I found myself googling looking for CrossFit gyms and found 3 gyms near me, I went on Facebook and decided CFG was option 1. I met with Robert for an intro class, did Baseline and I knew it then I was signing the contract! Robert was very helpful and community friendly that I cancelled the other 2 appointments with the other 2 gyms. YEAH I loved CFG that much!!

8.What was the biggest hurdle you had to overcome? Getting through 1 pullup at the gym! It was one of my biggest challenges and fears!

9.What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health, and fitness since you’ve started training here (before starting/ after having trained here)?
I’ve lost and maintained my weight, I’ve dropped body fat, I’ve learned and stuck to better eating habits and my energy levels go through the roof!

10.What sort of changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like CrossFit that were totally unexpected?
I’ve become more interested in what my and my family’s health is like now and what it will be like tomorrow. Looking back to my early 20s I was embarrassed and self-conscious about picking up a dumbbell at the gym and now I find myself extremely happy encouraging others to go out their comfort zone and try CrossFit.

11.Please share with us any of your favorite 3Q Fitness CrossFit Garland moments.
I have so many I could never stop. One I will never forget is my first unassisted chin up and pull up, as well as the loud cheering and applauding through my first Friday Night Lights for The Open in the Crossfit Games.

12.How would you encourage someone who was considering joining or getting started at 3Q Fitness CrossFit Garland?
Telling my own story and talking about my progress through the time I’ve had at 3Q, and definitely inviting them out to a partner Saturday WOD.

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