Member Of The Month – October 2016

 

MoM October 2016 8x10Tell us a little bit about  yourself? (family, where you are from, etc)

I am originally from Puerto Rico; born and raised. 

I’ve been in Chicago since 89, so, I consider myself a Chicagoan now…although, I’d never give up my roots.

I am happily married to Brian Koldoff, whom I met while on a girls trip to Vegas.  Yes…what happened in Vegas, didn’t stay there! 

We have been married now for almost 12 years and have 2 girls.  Johanna is 9 and Isabella is 7.

How did you get started in CrossFit?

A friend of mine invited me to visit and I couldn’t get over how great all the women looked.  I wanted to look just like them!

What are your favorite movements to do during a wod?

Anything that challenges me.  I love to be able to keep up, or at least feel as if I’m competing against the best, even if I’m far from it.

What do you love best about CrossFit?

I love EVERYTHING about Crossfit.  But, what I love the most is the fact that with Crossfit, I’ve been able to reach a level of fitness that I would have never gotten to on my own. I have done things that I never thought I’d be able to do. I believe in myself, and now believe that anything really is possible!

When you’re not in the gym busting your butt, what is your favorite things to do?

I absolutely love to travel!

Tell us something that most people don’t know about yourself?

Most people don’t know that I’m an engineer.  I don’t fit the bill.  Also, most people would never imagine that I was once over 140 pounds heavier than I am today.

Thank you!
Cheryl

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