Member Highlight - Luis Cabrera
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THIS MONTH WE HIGHLIGHT ONE OF OUR MOST CONSISTENT 9AM MEMBERS, Luis Cabrera. Luis has BEEN A MEMBER SINCE January 2017 AND HAS MADE TONS OF  PROGRESS OVER a year and a half.

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"When I first started I was a little overwhelmed by the type of work out that I almost thought about giving up, but now I’m so glad I pushed myself. "

 

 

1. Why Crossfit? And how did you find Crossfit Providence? 
CrossFit because I tried others ways to work out, but nothing was really working. Then my older brother started doing it and was seeing really good results, and that motivated me to give CrossFit a shot. plus is a lot more fun and a lot more educational about fitness compared to conventional gyms. CrossFit Providence because I used to drive by it all the time, and because it had very good reviews online, I think I made the perfect choice coming here.

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2. When did you start on this journey of fitness at Crossfit Providence?  
I started my CrossFit journey in January 2017.

3. What is it that's kept you coming in so consistently? Why do you it? 
What keeps me coming in so consistently is the desire for a healthier life style, the desire to feel better not just physically but mentally, plus the support from the coaches and other members is the fuel that feeds that desire.

4. What do you do for work? And what do you like to do when you're not at the gym or working? 
I am a truck driver, I am also an instructor at a truck driving school. When I’m not at the gym or working I watch all kinds of sports, soccer being my favorite. Also, on the weekends I get together with friends to watch Real Madrid games at our Real Madrid supporters group.

5. In spite of working a job that demands a lot of sitting, you've made such great progress over the past year. If you can go back in time, to when you started at Crossfit Providence, and give your 'past-self' advice - What would it be?
If I were to give my past-self advice to when I started at CrossFit Providence, it would be to not be afraid. When I first started I was a little overwhelmed by the type of work out that I almost thought about giving up, but now I’m so glad I pushed myself. 

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keep up the great work, Luis. It's been amazing watching you progress and moving really well. 
 

 

Crossfit Providence
Member Highlight - Nelson Ferreira
 
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This month we highlight one of our most consistent 5:30am members, Nelson Ferreira. Nelson's been a member since 2015 and has made tons of  progress over the years.

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"Your family will benefit from your life change, your energy, your metabolism, your clear mind, your health, your strength, your mobility, your weight..... Crossfit has been a life change for me. "
 

 

1. Why Crossfit? And how did you find Crossfit Providence?
The community at the Providence Crossfit has always been very special for me, since I started. Connecting with members and having the coaches always being available for help me or whenever someone needs it or wants to learn more about health and wellness, I think is very important.

2. When did you start on this journey of fitness? 
I started Crossfit, I believe, about 4 years ago, before that I was not really doing any programmed fitness.

3. What is it that's kept you coming in so consistently? Why do you it?  
The key is consistency. As a business professional, any type of professional growth always starts with yourself.  Working out at the same time each day as I have been able to do, is really not difficult at all. The secret is to find the time in your day that you will never have an issue keeping or coming up with excuses.

4. What do you do for work? And what do you like to do when you're not at the gym or work?  
I live and work in Providence, but for fun I work and for play I workout.  When I am having fun during the day (at work), because I love what I do,  it’s at the TRAC Builders office. When I am not at the gym or at work I love spending time with my family. Family is so important, I don’t know where I would be with their support!

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Photo By: Rupert Whiteley

5. For someone with a demanding job and a family to take care of, what advice would you give someone who's thinking about joining Crossfit Providence and also has other responsibilities (work, family, etc.) ?
The best advice I would give someone who is thinking about trying Crossfit Providence but is concerned about time and commitments would be to first try it out. Try it out, but do not quit. A short period of time is not how you will know what it can do for you and your family.Your family will benefit from your life change, your energy, your metabolism, your clear mind, your health, your strength, your mobility, your weight… I’ll stop there, but could keep going..... Crossfit has been a life change for me. I would never be where I am without it. I have been blessed by God who has helped me see the way.  I know you can be after you commit to it too.

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Thank you Nelson for being part of this community, but more importantly, for giving back to this community. We truly appreciate you, brother.