April 2022 Athlete Of The Month

Name: Emmanuelle Alvarado Rivera

Age: 22

Occupation: Student Pilot and Amazon Employee  

How long have you been a member at BBS&C? I’ve been here for about one year and three months.

Were you athletic or involved in sports when growing up? I have played baseball since I was 3 years old, but I never considered myself the most athletic at that time.

Were you working out regularly prior to joining BBS&C? If so, what were you doing? Yes, I started doing CrossFit a couple of months before moving to Baltimore.

Why do you workout? I seek to make it a habit to keep my body healthy and be able to do new things.

What is your favorite lift or movement and why? Favorite one is definitely the back squat because I feel strong doing them, but I enjoy doing snatches.

What is your favorite workout or type of workout and why? I like the AMRAP’s because I feel they challenge me more on the mental aspects, and anything that includes the bike because I hate them.

What have you accomplished as an athlete (big or small) during your time at BBS&C? My biggest accomplishment so far was dropping almost 10% of body fat in 3 months and being able to run a mile unbroken(hate running) plus the 415lbs back squat PR. I never thought I could do that.

What fitness goals do you have for the next year? Be better at my gymnastics, keep going up on those PRs, and do pull ups without the band.

How has your fitness influenced and/or impacted your life outside of the gym? A little bit on everything, on my sleep, daily energy and mentally, also making me feel good about myself.