October CFV Member of the Month: Maria Luna

Maria Luna is our CrossFit Virilis Member of the Month for October! Perhaps the most committed newcomer we’ve ever seen, she’s been CrossFitting with us for nine weeks, and she has been in the gym (Monday through Friday, wisely taking a weekend rest day), every one of those days since she has joined. That’s dedication. Brand new to CrossFit, she’s progressed so much, and we’re so proud of her. Read more about Maria and her goodness: 

How long have you been doing CrossFit? 
I have been doing CrossFit for 9 weeks.

What is your favorite CrossFit workout and/or movement?
I would say deadlifts are my favorite right now, but I like all workouts.

What do you love most about CrossFit Virilis and CrossFit, in general?
What I love about CrossFit Virilis are my trainers Jobie and Tanya, because they motivate me and keep me going. In general I love the atmosphere here, the attitude, the class groups and the people.

Name one of your CrossFit/health-related goals for 2017. 
One of my CrossFit goals for 2017 is to get my Diabetes under control, tone and get strong.

What’s the best advice Jobie has ever given you? 
Jobie gives me good advise all the time, especially when I’m hurting. For example; when I told him that my knee was hurting but I didn’t want to baby it, he told me sometimes is not okay to baby it, but sometimes is better not to do the exercise that could make it worse. Jobie has always made sure that my technique is right and not hurt myself.

If you could be any super hero, what super hero would it be and why? 
I think I would be Super Woman because she is strong and courageous.

What was your favorite subject in school?
My favorite subject in college was Accounting and in high school was Air Force ROTC.

What is the Maria lifestyle like outside of the gym? 
My lifestyle outside the gym…well I think I’m like every other person, I come home from CrossFit, shower, eat my breakfast sometimes if I still have energy after CrossFit I will go for a short run about 2.30 miles. Usually I would get ready to go to work but right now I’m unemployed so I just be a mom, keep busy all day with the house duties, bills, running errands, and cook a good Mexican dinner.

What’s your favorite book or movie? 
My favorite movie is any Fast and Furious and all the Princesses movies like Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, etc.

What makes you the happiest?
What makes me the happiest is spending time with my girls, taking them anywhere they want me to and shopping with them.

What is your favorite quote? 
“Sore today, strong tomorrow.”

Answer one of these: what is the best vacation you’ve ever taken?
The best vacation I have ever taken was going to New York to spend a week with my best friend and sister Vicki Lynch, was a birthday gift from her daughter Tia Robles who we love like our own and we always introduce her as our adopted daughter.

What’s your favorite sport & team?
My favorite sport is Football. My favorite NFL team is the Chicago Bears! Da Bears!! Win or Lose. My favorite College team is UTSA!! Birds Up!!