Tori is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, and first moved to Florida just before high school. Since then, she's been a bit of a nomad, both with and without her family. She's moved states or cities 8 or 9 times since 2004, most recently landing here in Jax to attend UNF. Besides being a student Tori works in Human Resources for an engineering firm. Outside of that she's just a crazy dog lady, a wine lover, an aspiring home cook, and a wanna be photographer.
Who got you started doing CrossFit?
Kinda of just wander in to a box by myself a couple years ago. I use to work out in a big box gym with my Dad, which I loved, because it gave us time together. But as I got older, that past time slipped away. When I was ready to go back to the gym, I knew I did not want another globo gym. So, I tried Crossfit, and we've had an on/off relationship ever since.
What were your initial feelings about the program?
I loved that everything was programed. No need to think/plan my own workout. However, I hated how it blatantly exposed how unfit I had become.
You come very regularly to class and have even been coming early/staying after to work on personal goals. Where do you find the motivation to be so diligent?
Rather than finding the motivation, I ran out of excuses as to why not. I got sick of constantly being at the same level due to inconsistency and lack of effort. So I committed to myself to go at least 4 days a week, no matter how or when I had to make it happen. I'm very goal oriented, so I asked Ruben for some help with goal setting, and what to do to work towards those goals regularly. I started celebrating the mini victories, even if it's just 1 second faster, or one more rep. Lastly, I'm just stubborn and competitive.
Do you have any favorite quotes that you live your life by or resonate with you?
"Change begins at the end of your comfort zone."
"If your dreams don't scare you, they aren't big enough."
(No idea who actually said either of those)
What are some career or life goals you have outside the gym?
My main goal right now is to finish school and become a Registered Dietitian. I hope to one day help prevent and treat chronic disease with nutrition and lifestyle changes.
Zack Morris or A.C. Slater?
A.C. Slater, hands down.
What are some things you really enjoy about the gym?
Our growing community is pretty awesome! The more I started leaning in to the gym and the community the more I started getting out of it. Which, in turn makes me want to lean in even more. In recent months many of the Bold City members have become not only friends but, the closet thing I have to family here in Jax. I'm incredibly grateful for them, the gym, and our community. Whether they are pushing me in a WOD, offering to run extra with me, or just reminding me to work on mobility, I wouldn't be as far as I am with out their support. I also love the strength work we've been doing on Tuesday and Thursdays.
Thank you for being you! We hope to have 100 members like you and are really proud of all the effort and energy you bring to class everyday. Do you have any closing thoughts or comments?
I can't really thank you and Ruben enough! It's obvious how much you guys pour into your athletes, and all you request in return is that we show up and work hard. I'm excited to see where SoFit is headed, and I'm looking forward to growing with y'all.