626 Athlete Spotlight: JEANETTE ZEPEDA
A little Q&A with Jeanette
I’ve been a member since February of this year. I live down the street, I would always drive past 626 and would see people working out. I would just look at all those people with admiration because everyone always looked so dedicated and focused. I decided I wanted to be one of them and I wanted to make my health a priority.
Were you active prior to joining the gym? If so, what’d you do?
Prior to CrossFit, I was running but I wasn’t consistent. I’ve deferred a marathon for 2 years because of my inconsistency. I had gym membership to LA fitness but I also wasn’t consistent. When I did go, my workouts were boring and I didn’t know what I was doing.
What accomplishment(s) are you most proud of since joining 626?
The overall strength I’ve gained. I never played sports growing up, I have never been this strong or active in my life. It is such an empowering feeling, I proudly flex and show off my baby muscles to my friends and family whenever I have the opportunity. I’m really excited to continue and see what my body is capable of doing as I continue to get stronger.
How has your training affected other facets of your life?
CrossFit has been an emotional experience for me. It’s taught me a mental strength I had not realized I had. It’s shown me that I can accomplish anything I put my mind to. It’s given me confidence and taught me how to love myself even more. It’s tested my patience. It’s given me motivation to be better overall. Every day I look forward to my work out, it’s where I recharge my batteries, it’s my happy place.
Advice for new/potential members?
Just keep going. The first couple of weeks are going to be very hard when you’re trying to remember the movements and you’re sore from previous workouts. There may be times when you may even feel intimidated, but that’s normal. Don’t be afraid, the coaches are very supportive, knowledgeable and helpful.
Favorite part of training?
Workouts for Week 07.11.16
Monday: Push Press; Power Snatch / Overhead Squat / Run
Tuesday: Overhead Squat; Snatch Balance; Double Under / Kettlebell Swings / Chest to Bar Pull Ups
Wednesday: Step Ups / Chin Ups; Row / Burpees
Thursday: Cleans; Double Unders / Ring Dips / Suitcase Carry / GHD Sit Ups
Friday: Front Squats / Push Ups; Wall Walks / Thrusters / Squats
Saturday: Pull Ups / Tricep Extensions / Hollow Rocks; Row / Power Cleans / Shoulder to Overhead