Call Sign: Gina
Words/phrases to describe me:
wife, mom, first born, big sister, ga dawg, fsu seminole, interior designer, athlete, hard worker, party lover, new yorker, mostly Italian, just about ambidextrous, totally Leo, focused, supportive, good listener, passionate, goal oriented, and stubborn as hell.
It was fate! The only reason I walked in to CF was because I had ordered food and CF was the delivery location! I didn’t know what CF was, and had no idea that I needed or wanted it. Honestly, when I walked into the box I was already pretty happy with my fitness. I was running, teaching indoor cycling, and doing ALL the races (ranging from short distance running races to long distance multisport events)! But my curiosity got the best of me, and I took a look around “the box.” It was completely different than any training I had ever done before. I decided to give it a try, with hopes that it would make me the most amazing triathlete of all time ever (slight exaggeration). That isn’t why I stayed though…or what happened.
I became a CrossFitter because it excited me, challenged me, intimidated me, and sometimes yes, scared the hell out of me! I wanted CF because I couldn’t do any of it, but wanted to do it all. I loved CF because it helped me to find my strong, taught me that eating was good and fat wasn’t bad. I needed CF, but not to make me the most awesome triathlete or to train for any single event (although it DID make me faster). I needed CF to train for LIFE!
Why CF?? Because CF has strengthened me both physically and mentally, and has forever changed my view on health and fitness. I am a better wife, mom, sister, Italian, etc. because of it, and I cannot imagine my life without it! ☺
Favorite movie quote and why?
Ain’t no one got time for movies! Music inspires me. A few of my all-time favorite songs to train to are Remember the Name (Fort Minor), Lose Yourself and Till I Collapse (Eminem).
These songs (lyrics) remind me (even as I’m REALLY uncomfortable) not to compromise my goals. Telling yourself you can (even through a song) can have a very powerful effect on your effort and level of intensity (AKA results)!
Favorite motivational quote
“Strength doesn’t come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. –Gandhi
Resume and the important stuff
CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer
Mad Dogg Spinning Star 1 Certified Instructor
ACE Boot Camp Certified Instructor