Name? Nicole Cintron

Hometown? La Mirada
Age? 29
Occupation? Technical Recruiter for Career & Technical Educational at Fullerton College 
When did you first start CrossFitting? I started crossfitting in 2018 but only stayed with that gym for 8months. I am happy that I found CFS!
When did you first start training at CFS? I started training at CFS in October 2020.
Favorite WOD? My Favorite WOD was 1X1 Deadlift and 2,000 Meter Row. Two of my favorite things. 
Least Favorite Movements? Squat Snatch. It is all about timing and technique with snatches. 
Tell us about your sports & fitness background. I played soccer for 10 years. I played in high school and on various club teams. I also ran cross country in high school.
How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? Take us back to your first WOD… what was it, and how did it feel? My first WOD I do not remember the exact workout but I felt like I was going to die. lol I realized quickly how out of shape I was. I think I sat in my car for 15 mins before I took off because I was so gassed from the workout. 
What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CF? (before / after) Before CFS I was sluggish and gained that “quarantine weight” from transitioning to working from home. Now I am physical and mentally feeling great. My body is changing. I am losing weight and regaining muscle. And I have way more energy!
What sort of changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like CrossFit that were totally unexpected? I have finally made time for “ME”. Being a mom of two with a spouse who works long hours it is easy to fall in the motions of putting myself second. CFS makes me wake up everyday and look forward to my 1hr workout I get to do for me. 
Please share with us any favorite CrossFit / CFS moments. My favorite CFS moment so far is looking at the workout on ZEN and reading it was a 5k. I dreaded to attend class at 7pm, I showed up anyway. I came to realize that you are honestly capable of anything you set your mind to! I learned to never underestimate myself because I am more than I think. I proudly accomplished that 5k and I actually enjoyed running.
Any advice for people just getting started? Do not give up. It is always hard to start or to get back into shape. Consistency is key. The reward is pretty sweet to see your hard work pay off. 
What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit?I planned/coordinated events for many years and now it has become a hobby of mine I enjoy.