Half-marathoner Viviana Poveda began her quest for a fitness routine that encompassed more than just cardio. On the way, she found something that involved both endurance and weightlifting: CrossFit. Two years ago, she was introduced to CrossFit and immediately fell in love with the atmosphere, the intensity, the adrenalin rush, and the rule that “quitting” is not an option. After a year of experiencing CrossFit, she went for her Level 1 certificate so that she could share her passion for the sport with others. She enjoys encouraging and pushing athletes beyond their limits.

Favorite Wod: Fight Gone Bad

Favorite quote: “CrossFit is a way of Life. You eat well, you train hard, and you push yourself. It teaches you so much about yourself.”

Favorite accomplishments: Rope climbs and kipping pull-ups

Credentials: CrossFit Level 1