Athlete Spotlight: Lisa Nguyen

Name: Lisa Nguyen

Age: 49

Occupation: Nail Technician

Hometown: Saigon, Vietnam

Which class time do you usually attend?: 8am

Favorite WOD: MURPH

Favorite CF Movement: Back Squats

Least Favorite CF Movement: Overhead Squats

3RM Back Squat: 150

1RM Deadlift:  190

Favorite Food:  Garden Salad

Favorite MovieThe Legend of the Blue Sea

Favorite Athlete: Shaq

Dream Job: I’m currently employed in my dream job. Let me do your nails!

Dream Vacation Destination: Rome, Italy

If you could have any superpower…: Read minds

Favorite Motivational Quote“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”- Wayne Gretzky

How long have you been doing CrossFit?: May 2018

How did you first discover CrossFit and what made you decide to start?: My husband forced me and my doctor recommended me too.

Tell us about your fitness/sports background: This is my first physical exercise!

What sorts of positive changes (mental, physical, emotional) have you noticed in your life since getting involved at No Excuses?: My biceps have increasingly changed dearly, bigger most say, and my legs have been feeling more firm. I have also have been feeling more confident about my physique.

Who or what keeps you coming back and motivated?If my kids can do it, I have NO EXCUSE to do it also.

In what other ways do you use your fitness?: I do active pre and post-workout stretching to flex out my muscles.

Please share with us a favorite CrossFit or No Excuses moment. One day, my fellow classmates hustled me into doing the RX workout with them & thank God I did it.

Name one goal you would like to achieve in the next year: Currently, I’m doing the scaled version of pull-ups (jumping pull-ups) and I want to be able to hang from the bar and do proper pull-ups.

Tell us about your hobbies and interests outside of the gym: I love running outside in the park with my husband and I’m always trying to find new things to cook for my family.

What advice do you have for someone just starting CrossFit or is on the fence about starting?: If you are willing to start, don’t stress, JUST HAVE FUN because that is what’s all about.

What do you love most about No Excuses?: My 8 am class. Couldn’t do it without anyone else. I love them.
Coach Brandon’s take: “Lisa is one of our most consistent members. You can always count on her to be at the 8 am class every day of the week. Her consistency is what has helped her improve so much. She’s always there to push others in class and encourage them to do their best.”