Norma was introduced to the Desert Devil Family by her daughter, Bianca. Norma started Fit For Life looking to become more active. Two words to describe Norma: ROCK STAR. She shows up for every class ready to work hard, with a smile! Because of her hard work, she’s seen huge improvements outside the gym (just ask her.) Norma is inspiring–we can ALWAYS move the needle–no matter our age or ability.
Tell us a little about yourself?
I was born and raised in Mesilla, NM. My first and only job was at the Mesilla post office. I retired as the postmaster from there after 35 years of service. I have been married to my husband, Mister, for 45 years and have resided in Tortugas, NM ever since. I have a daughter, Bianca, who is a DDCF member and a deputy with the Sheriff’s Department.
How long have you been with us at DDCF and what made you walk in these doors?
I have been with DDCF for about 2 1/2 months. Bianca brought me to DDCF for a Fitness for Life session and I liked it! I had been wanting to get fit, so this was my opportunity to do so and I joined!
Do you remember your first workout and how you felt after?
Yes! It kicked my butt and I realized how out of shape I was!
If you could design the perfect workout for yourself what would it be?
Any workout to strengthen my core and help my mobility strength for everyday movements.
What animal best represents you today?
My daughter says an elephant. Not because of size but because of its nurturing nature. They are attentive to their young and family. They are very caring and intelligent animals.
If you could pick the perfect song to listen during the best workout of your life what would it be?
Oldies rock n roll.
What is your favorite movement or Olympic lift? least favorite
Any movement that does not involve the Assault Bike!!
What is one fun fact that we may not know about you?
I’m a good rock n roll dancer.
Outside of CrossFit what is one of your favorite hobbies or things to do?
Crocheting, embroidering and sewing (mostly making quilts).
What is your proudest CrossFit moment?
Being nominated member of the month because I’ve never been the athletic type! I want to thank Jess for being a great instructor! She is patient with us and able to scale our workouts to accommodate our ailments and disabilities! I’m happy to say that I have noticed some changes in my daily activities and body movements!