Name: Stephanie Cardenas
Occupation: Stay at home mom
Hometown: Los Angeles
Which class time do you usually attend?: I’m everywhere, but my roots will always be 5:30 pm
Favorite WOD: I’m an upper body girl, but don’t quite have a favorite WOD yet.
Favorite CF Movement: Push press
Least Favorite CF Movement: Wall balls
1RM Deadlift: 200 pounds
Favorite Food: Pho
Favorite Movie: The Mummy
Favorite Athlete: Steph Curry
Dream Job: Interior Designer
Dream Vacation Destination: Egypt or Norway to see auroras
If you could have any super power: Fly
Favorite Motivational Quote: “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” -Albert Einstein
How long have you been doing CrossFit?: Since 2012
How did you first discover CrossFit and what made you decide to start?: I wanted inspiration through fitness. I was on a 5 year hiatus. I missed the atmosphere and goals.
Tell us about your fitness/sports background: Played high school basketball. Love playing football. I will try anything and play anything competitive.
What sorts of positive changes (mental, physical, emotional) have you noticed in your life since getting involved at No Excuses?: Gives me the breather I need from mommy duties. I see myself again. Perseverance to reach my goals and enjoy the competition we give each other at the gym.
Who or what keeps you coming back and motivated?: I love working out!
In what other ways do you use your fitness?: To play sports with my kids, I still don’t let them win????
Please share with us a favorite CrossFit or No Excuses moment.: Accomplishing Murph
Name one goal you would like to achieve in the next year (doesn’t have to be CrossFit related, but it can be): Accomplishing RX in the CrossFit Open.
Tell us about your hobbies and interests outside of the gym: Love playing basketball, long bike rides, traveling and trying new foods.
What advice do you have for someone just starting CrossFit or is on the fence about starting?: Keep coming to the classes and don’t give up on yourself.
What do you love most about No Excuses? The coaches and fellow members, you will always have a laugh, a little competition, and good solid hour of positivity.