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