Yolanda Martinez

It's been a pure pleasure to have Yolanda as a part of our fitness family. She comes in to train as often as she can and works really hard each time. She has some limited mobility but she doesn't let that discourage her. Yolanda is getting fitter every day and we're super proud of her.

Where do you work? What do you do there?

Plexus - Finish Good Shipper
Hrblock - seasonal tax specialist

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

3 Months

What is your favorite or best movement?

My favorites movement would be anything with core workouts and upper strength even if I struggle a little.

What has been your favorite workout?

My favorite workout would be weight lifting. If it doesn’t go pass my head.

What movement do you struggle with?

I struggle with getting my arms straight over my head. Stretching then pass my ears.

What workout have you struggled the most physically?

I struggle most with workouts that deal with bars over the head. It will take a while for me to be able to lock my arms out to be able to do clean squats presses.

What workout have you struggled the most mentally?

I struggle the most mentally with wall balls. I always think am I doing this right? Squatting down far enough.

Why did you decide to start CrossFit?

I started CrossFit because I have no upper strength. I love doing challenge races at my own pace (Spartan, Dirty Dash, Tater Dash, now wogging, that’s jogging and walking at same time. My goal is to climb a rope and being able to go through monkey bars without falling even if it takes years because life goes forward not backwards. I also joined because I have diabetes and being healthy is very important.

What is CrossFit to you?

CrossFit to me is a mental and physical challenge workout that amazes the heart and brain. The weight that I think I cannot do but when I do squats or lift every week and I can go up in weights I feel like I conquered the workout and proud that I was able to finish a workout. CrossFit also means to me the ability to get stronger every day with a whole body workout. It’s amazing what our body’s can go through without knowing it.