Athlete Spotlight: Nubia Diaz

Name: Nubia Diaznubia
Age: 28
Occupation: Project Manager Associate
Which class time do you usually attend? 4 or 5
Favorite WOD: Cindy
Favorite Lift: deadlift
Deadlift Max: 265
Back squat Max: 165
Favorite Food: anything with shrimp
Favorite Movie: proposal
Favorite Athlete: Deborah Walston and Michelle Jones
Dream Job: celebrity makeup artist
Dream Vacation Destination: Bora Bora

How long have you been CrossFitting?
“8 months.”

What keeps you coming back/motivated?
“The No excuses family and the results I get.”

How did you find CrossFit?
“My best friend Lilly Villafuerte (worst day of my life when she invited me to a bring a friend).”

What is your athletic background (If applicable)?
“I played soccer in High School.”

How has CrossFit changed your life, lifestyle, level of fitness?
“Over the last few months it’s become my main focus of fitness and I’ve seen more improvements in my strength and conditioning than ever before.”

What is the one thing you have done here that you never thought you could do? (muscle up, double unders, heavy deadlift, run a mile, etc.)
“Heavy deadlift and HSPU.”

Who or what motivates/inspires you?
“Having a friendly competition and constantly push each other to get better.”

What is your proudest CrossFit achievement?
“Doing the CrossFit Open.”

Name one goal/personal achievement you would like to achieve through CrossFit?
“Muscle up.”

Hobbies/Interests outside of CrossFit?
“I love doing makeup!!!”

Any advice for new members?
“Don’t be intimidated by what you see, we were all in the same position wondering if I can do this!!!! Anything is possible; nothing is impossible.”

Any additional thoughts/comments:
“I want to thank all the coaches for all their support and motivation!!!!!”

Coach Laura’s Take:
“Nubia is such a positive person to have at the gym! She is very coachable and is eager to improve. I love how Nubia jumped in with both feet when she got started and has stayed consistent in her attendance and has continued to work diligently in class. She has come up to me a few times and said “how can I get better?” That is the right attitude to have and I am excited to see how she will improve.”