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May Member Of The Month

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Hilda Saltos

We are excited to announce Hilda Saltos as our May Member of the month. From day one Hilda hit the ground running, literally . This would have been enough to deter anyone from joining, but not Hilda. She has become a stellar member in our community. You can find her encouraging other members in the 6:15am class or gathering a crowd to do burpees at the holiday party. Hilda we are very proud of you. The CFBT staff and community is excited to see what the next year brings for you.

*How Long have you been doing CrossFit?*

I’ve been a member for 16 months (who’s counting?) so I’ve been doing CrossFit for the same amount of time.

*What is your favorite thing about the gym?*

Definitely the camaraderie. Everyone is so supportive, coaches and members alike. I can tell that the coaches genuinely love what they do and want to help us grow.

*What is the biggest challenge you have overcome since joining the gym?*

Easy. Fear. This shit scared the hell out of me so I wasn’t consistent. I would talk myself out of it every day. Then one day late last year, I decided I was going to stop being scared. Or at least stop letting my fear stop me.

*What is your favorite moment at the gym so far?*

Definitely 17.4. My first Open. I wanted to die about 30 wall balls in. I had nothing in me until I heard one of the coaches next to me telling me to remember To Keep the balls at my face. Tea bag! It was the only thing I could think about. It was the right thing to get me laughing and re-energized.

*What’s your favorite “cheat” food? *
Pizza

*What would you say to someone who is thinking about starting?*

It will definitely test you. Just keep going, even when you think you are going to die. You won’t. The coaches won’t let you. I always remember what Meg said, “Your mind will quit before your body will.” So. True.

*What drives you?*

Kicking my fear’s ass. I was so busy being scared that I wasted a lot of time. Every time I get scared by a challenging workout, I just do my best and it feels so good when I’m done.

*What is you biggest fitness goal right now?*

I definitely want to keep getting better. I have two goals – improving my technique/knowledge of mechanics, and weight loss. I can feel how much my body has changed for the better since starting. I want to keep that momentum going.