Jocelyn Garcia de Viera is an incredible friend, mother, wife, and an overall badass woman! It’s an honor to have her as a member and be able to coach her. She does nothing but give off positive energy from the time she enters the box until she leaves and has a smile on her face the entire time no matter how brutal the WOD is. As a pediatric cardiologist I can only imagine the stress she goes through on a daily basis but she doesn’t let that affect her determination, consistency, kindness, respectfulness, and her overall character. I’m happy to see a member like Jocelyn receive member of the month and on behalf of Val and I, congratulations, Jocelyn! Never change!
Tell us about yourself.
I am a mother of five (3 children and 2 dogs), wife for 27 years, Pediatric Cardiologist, and CrossFit devotee.
What made you start CrossFit?
Seven years ago, I found myself involved in a busy lifestyle where fitness was not my number one priority. At that time, I was obese and poorly conditioned. My eldest daughter joined a CrossFit gym, and I began attending her classes, first for support. Then, I decided to take a leap of faith and try CrossFit on my own. I suffered through every workout, but I’ve learned that pain is total gain.
What have you learned since joining Freakin’ CrossFit?
I learned that well-balanced programming makes a total difference. (Thank you, Logan!) And, working on your weaknesses will transform them into strengths.
What is your proudest CrossFit moment?
Believe it or not, it was the day that I did my first double under. It took me three gyms and seven years of training to get there.
What is your favorite exercise movement?
I have to say, the clean and jerk.
What are your CrossFit goals?
My goals include to improve my performance in gymnastics, and become a better runner. I also want to eventually do handstand push-ups with one hand, muscle-ups, and love the assault bike.
What does your nutrition look like? Has it changed since starting CrossFit?
Finding the right balance of protein, carbs, vegetables, and booze is hard, but I’m working on it.
What is one tip you would give someone who is thinking about starting CrossFit or just started?
Don’t be afraid. CrossFit is a challenge, but it gives everyone the opportunity to start where they can and grow from there.
When you’re not CrossFitting, what is your favorite thing to do?
I love traveling with my family and sharing time with my friends in the box.