Name? 

Maria Perez

  

Hometown?

 Norwalk, CA

 

 Age?

 35

 

Occupation?

 Security Duty Manager

  

When did you first start CrossFitting?

January 2020

 

When did you first start training at CFS? 

  January 2020

 

Favorite WOD? 

  Any Hero WOD…but really any WOD that has deadlifts in it

 

Least Favorite Movements?

  Power Snatch and Double Unders..they are so hard

 

Tell us about your sports & fitness background. 

 Never played sports. I would go workout in the gym but I was always intimated to go lift weights, so I would usually stick to cardio machines.

 

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? Take us back to your first WOD… what was it, and how did it feel?

  I started nutrition coaching with Claudia and we had our check-ins at CrossFit Saved, after that I decided to give it a try and see how I liked it. I don’t remember what my first WOD was but I remember I wanted to pass out and thought I was crazy for trying this lol, but definitely felt good after. 

 

What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CF? (before / after)

  Nutrition has definitely been my biggest challenge, but I have lost weight, I am stronger every day. I now do workouts that I thought I would never be able to do. I am more confident and appreciative of my body. I can do strict push ups now!!

What sort of changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like CrossFit that were totally unexpected?

 I am more aware now of how food/sleep/exercise affect my performance and overall health. Confidence has grown, I have found a new passion and it has made me fall in love with learning more about living a healthy lifestyle.

Please share with us any favorite CrossFit / CFS moments.

  Honestly any time I hit a PR. The amount of support, love, and encouragement you get from our CrossFit Saved family is amazing.

Any advice for people just getting started?  

 Don’t be intimidated! Just give CrossFit a chance and you will be surprised not just with what you actually can do but how much fun you will have. 

What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit?

If I’m not at CrossFit, I’m usually at work but I enjoy reading, going to baseball games! Buying workout clothes lol, And traveling!