Athlete Spotlight: Jessica Guarneros

Name: Jessica Guarneros
Age: 33
Occupation: Researcher
Hometown: Suwanee, GA
Which class time do you usually attend? Mornings
Favorite WOD: EMOMs!
Favorite CF Movement: Back Squat
Least Favorite CF Movement: Turkish Get-Ups
3RM Back Squat: 195
1RM Deadlift: 225
Favorite Food: Aioli
Favorite Movie: Grand Budapest Hotel
Favorite Athlete: Mathieu Valbuena
Dream Job: Stunt Driver
Dream Vacation Destination: Literally Hogwarts
If you could have any super power… Laser Eyes
Favorite Motivational Quote: “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” – Maya Angelou
How long have you been doing CrossFit? (Since Month, Year) March 2023
How did you first discover CrossFit and what made you decide to start? “I heard about CrossFit through word of mouth and I decided to start because I was really interested in learning true weight training. I also wanted to get more in shape to play soccer better.”
Tell us about your fitness/sports background: “I’ve been playing soccer since I was a kid and still am!”
What sorts of positive changes (mental, physical, emotional) have you noticed in your life since getting involved at No Excuses?: “I unabashedly flex my muscles at anybody that will look. Also, I have god quads now.”
Who or what keeps you coming back and motivated? “What keeps me coming back and motivated – the desire to keep surpassing my personal bests.”
In what other ways do you use your fitness? “To beat down the patriarchy.”
Please share with us a favorite CrossFit or No Excuses moment. “Getting to compete in The Open for the first time was so much fun and exciting! I’m looking forward to what I can accomplish next year.
Name one goal you would like to achieve in the next year (doesn’t have to be CrossFit related, but it can be) “Being able to do gymnastics moves at the Rx levels.”
Tell us about your hobbies and interests outside of the gym: Pottery, soccer, bread-baking, hiking, being a sports-mom
What advice do you have for someone just starting CrossFit or is on the fence about starting? “Don’t be intimidated, we all start off on the struggle bus. Consistency is key.”
What do you love most about No Excuses? “The really big fan.”