Our August Athlete of the Month is Billie Cervera! Billie started classes in April of 2017 and has worked hard from day one! She went from being timid and worried about the movements to competing in our Night of Champions competition and kicking butt! She has her whole family moving and grooving in the gym! Billie and her hubby are part of our regular 5:30 am crew and we love having both of them! She is continuously growing in her journey here. Billie exemplifies so many of the qualities we look for in an AOM and has shown really amazing progress in her time here. Billie, the CFA Team is proud to honor you as our August Athlete of the Month and as an awesome part of this community. Thanks for your all your hard work and we look forward to seeing all you accomplish in the years to come! Congratulations!
State your Name and/or Nickname please:
Billie Cervera, Wild Bill & Barbara (nickname)
What is your fitness background?
I was very active in high school and actually took powerlifting 1 year. Not sure why I stopped!
After school I didn’t do much. I didn’t actually start working out until I had my second son which is when I felt I needed it. I started with home videos then worked myself up into a gym.
Take us back to your first day of CrossFit… How did you feel? How do you compare it to workouts today?
I was super intimidated. I felt like everyone was looking at me . I wanted to lift heavy right away. I then realized I needed to work up to that and also work on form. I used to always do cardio then I found myself wanting to build muscle and so this is way more of a rush and just being surrounded by others pushes you to go hard.
What’s your favorite part of CrossFit Austin?
The people. I love being surrounded by others who push you to do more and encouraging you every step.
Current Training Goals/PRs?
Squat snatch, pulls up. My PRs I swear I tell myself I need to record these and I don’t. So I have no clue at the top of my head however I know I am not where I use to be! 🏼
What advice do you have for folks just starting out in CrossFit?
Don’t be scared! Keep going and never give up! You really can do more than you think you can. Give it a year and you will see your progress.
How do you use your fitness outside of the gym?
I chase kids all day lol!! #momlife
Tell us about a moment you felt most proud of yourself during a workout.
When I finally did a handstand and when I first Rxd
If you could create a WOD and name it for yourself, what would it be?
2 Kipping pull-ups
22 hang power cleans
10 cal row
What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit?
I love to just chill with my hubby. I enjoy taking my kids to do things just to see them smile. I love to work/hustle making money! I love helping others.
Tell us something we don’t know about you…
I got my husband’s name tattooed on me when we were only dating. He has no Idea either! Something about speaking into existence and writing it down will make it happen It worked though! ️ Together for 12 years 🏼🏼
Leave the fine folks of CrossFit Austin with some parting words…
“A quitter never inspired anyone “