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Millions of employees spend most of their time in the workplace, so the impact that the workplace has on their wellness is increasing every year! GPV understands this and values their employees' wellness, so they are determined to offer the resources needed to stay healthy and well. Every month GPV Wellness features an employee to find out how they get moving and stay healthy.
For the month of October meet Gabriela Mendez and get an insight on how she gets moving and stays healthy.
What do you do to stay active?
Participate in CrossFit workouts
What motivates you to be well?
As I get older I want to do my best to stay young and mobile, to keep up with my son.
What have been some barriers to staying active?
Family schedule and cost of CrossFit gym memberships. I have overcome these barriers by joining Planet Fitness and using the GPV gym right after work (allows me for more family time in the evening).
Do you have any health related goals you are currently working on?
My main goal is to increase my body strength, like pull-ups, handstand push-ups, and lifting heavier weights.
Do you have any tips for anyone who would like to enhance their wellness?
Stay mobile with fun activities. Having specific goals in mind helps a lot!
What is your favorite physical activity?
My favorite physical activities are running around with my son, and CrossFit.
How did your fitness journey begin?
I came across a CrossFit gym last year, they had a wonderful coach there that made exercising fun and motivating again!
Is there anything on your bucket list?
I want to be able to do handstand push-ups and pull-ups without assistance.