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Our Queen is the lovely, Deisy Gonzalez! Deisy finds joy in her photography, all things biology and culinary skills.  She is a talented, kind, funny, and strong athlete. Deisy is famously known for her t-shirt collection ‘El Dia de Los Deadlifts’. Her t-shirts are an expression of how much fun she finds in the workouts. Deisy has been super consistent with her training and nutrition. She’s a huge fan of the pullup program and is determined to put in the work. Thank you Deisy for trusting us with your fitness journey! Get ready for the ‘Deisy’ workout.

 Learn more about Deisy and her CJP journey below:

What brought you to East Boston?

  I’ve been coming back and forth to Boston for quite a long time (all my family lives here) but, when I was done with my postgraduate program (I studied in Mexico) I decided to move back.


What drew you to CrossFit?

  I’ve always struggled with overweight and I was tired of going to a conventional gym and not knowing what to do, I tried different group work outs and didn’t really like the feel of them, I tried working out by my self and that didn’t work… so I talked to one of my friends back in Mexico that was doing CrossFit  and she told me how good she was feeling and that it was fun, but I didn’t really believed her..lol.. then everything changed when I saw Sandy and Javy come in the restaurant  and one of them had a CrossFit shirt that said Coach, that got me a little interested so and I asked my coworker if she knew them, and she told me that they were actually the owners of the gym and she encouraged me to talk to them, so when I took the menus to the table I asked them about CrossFit (didn’t know what i was getting myself in to 😰 ) after that talk we scheduled a meeting in the gym with Javy and i’ve been here ever since. Best decision in my life, and yes my friend was right, CrossFit IS FUN.


What was your expectation on your first day at CJP? How has your perception changed since that day?

I was scared, intimidated by the bars and weights, and the rope…  I even made my Brother join crossfit with me so that I wouldn’t feel so awkward. I remember telling Javy “I don’t want to die” and he told me..”well.. you see all this athletes, they are still alive… and it won’t get easier, but you will get stronger” and he was right, it’s still hard, but I’m stronger!


What keeps you coming back to CJP?

The coaches and the members, it feels like home. I like to walk in the gym and see all your smiling faces every morning… I know I’m late like 95% of the time. My goals keep me coming too, i’ve seen my progress and I just want to keep working and developing new skills.


Biggest improvements/struggles with CrossFit?

Improvements: I like working with heavy barbells, I’m impressed with my lifting and I absolutely love deadlifts! I’ve never been much of a runner, my knee gives me problems sometimes, but it feels like they are getting stronger and I’m running now instead of rowing or the airbike (i actually do like rowing)

Im really proud of my headstand hold, it took me a long time get my knees on my elbows, and now i can do it!! I feel my core is getting stronger too, I have more control.

Struggles:  Gymnastics is not my strongest but that’s what I’m working on. I dream of been able to do a strict pull up. I am absolutely terrified by the wall, so headstands on the wall is something I want to work on.


What are some of the changes you have experienced in your physical appearance, strength and/or body composition. How have you used this outside of the gym?

Well… my hands have changed… ripps here and there..lol😂 I know I’m a lot stronger then the first day,  my legs are toned, my arms, my back, but i think its not just a physical change, its also a psychological change, of knowing that I’m capable of doing so many things I thought i couldn’t do.


If you could create your own WOD, what movements would you use?

Deadlifts is a must! and also manmakers!! maybe an AMRAP or EMOM maybe an insane core tabata that I love/hate.


Meat head nickname (with explanation)? I don’t have one.


If you were to encourage someone on the fence of joining the CJP community, what would you say?

Leave your fears and expectations at home and just come and have fun, also be patient, don’t expect to do it perfect at once, it takes practice and dedication and there is always something scaled and appropriate for you.