Each month, we will profile a Grand Trunk CrossFit member who has seen incredible results since joining our “box”.
It is our hope, that by showing you what can be accomplished through regular workouts and a commitment to fitness, you will be encouraged to take the leap and come in for a workout.
This month’s spotlight is on Paula Mercieca, a member since February of 2016.
When did you join Grand Trunk, and why?
Paula: I had gone to a Saturday class with my sister, Stephanie. Then I met her there the next Monday and the rest is history.
What do you enjoy most about GTCF and CrossFit?
The people, hands down! From the coaches to other members, it really is a family! I love that I get to work out with my sister, too. I do enjoy that the workouts are already planned.
What is your favorite movement?
What is a CrossFit goal you have achieved that you are most proud of?
To continue to get stronger and do things I never thought I could. I am proud that I completed the Murph this year. I thought about doing only half but I am way too stubborn and had to finish.
What is a current goal you are working on and hope to accomplish?
Hmmmm, this is a tough one…honestly to just keep pushing myself.
What advice would you give a new member or someone who is thinking about trying CrossFit?
Stick with it and don’t be intimidated! Everyone there is willing to help and cheer you on.
How has CrossFit impacted your life outside of the gym?
What a question! CrossFit came into my life at just the right time; it was my escape from life. Now, it is still my escape but on a different level. It is my stress release and something I do for me. I can have a crappy day and head to the gym and everything just changes.
I can shut off my brain and not think of the million things I have to do or what I didn’t do. I show up and do what is planned for me. I learn new things along the way and always have at least one laugh. It is my me time!
What is a fun fact that people might not know about you?
If you could create your own WOD, what would it be?
Whatever Brooklyn says! It would have deadlifts and handstand push-ups!
Fill in the blank: I CrossFIt (because/so I can): It makes me happy and pushes me to be better!
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