October Athlete of the Month Jessica Gloria

In an effort to get to know the fine folks of CrossFit Austin, we embark on our Athlete of the Month series.  Each month we will spotlight a different CFA athlete.  This month we have our 4:30 superstar G…

State your Name and/or Nickname please

Jessica “G” Gloria


Teacher (Pre-K)

Words to live by?

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” – Idk

What is your fitness background?

I played volleyball and a little basketball in middle school and high school, some intramural volleyball after college and bowling!

How long have you been CrossFitting?

A little over one year, but I only count the time since I started at CrossFit Austin…. so one year this month!

What’s your favorite part of CrossFit?

The 4:30 ladies…and everyone else too. The atmosphere, the community, the programing…it’s just FUN!

What are your training goals?

1. Do a chin-up!
2. Do the splits, both ways!

Favorite sport or activity?


Recent adventure you’re planning?

Costa Rica or Guatemala with Rene and my new sister in-law, Claire! Hopefully after Christmas, we’re still in the planning process.

Tell us something we don’t know about you?

I once broke my jaw, broke some ribs, and fractured my back.

Longhorns or Aggies?


As a long time member of the 4:30 PM crew you’ve had a chance to work with all of the CFA coaches, in your opinion who sports the most ridiculous footwear?

Nugget, with the mismatched shoes and socks and everything else. It reminds me of something one of my students would wear when they dress themselves.

Leave the fine folks of CrossFit Austin with some parting words?

Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! – Dr. Seuss