Our finest investigative reporter uncovers the secret real life identities of people you’ve only ever seen in sweatpants for our new documentary series ALTER EGOS. For our second installment @spensermestel finds out a few things about Gabi!
🏋 GYM LIFE
:: Usually Attends: 7:00am CrossFit L2.
:: Started CrossFit: At CrossFit Virtuosity in 2012.
:: Years of CrossFit: 4.
:: Origin Story: Gabi, whose athletic background includes volleyball, running, swimming, and tap dancing, was curious about CrossFit. She looked it up online, liked what she saw, and found CFV.
:: Gym Superpowers: Pull-ups. A few months ago, Coach Joey saw Gabi do a strict pull-up and suggested she try to kip, a skill she’d been working on for over three years. He helped her with the beat swings, and she ended up kipping for all four sets of 10.
:: Gym Kryptonite: Handstands (she recently learned to kick up against the wall, but her New Year’s resolution is free-standing).
:: Favorite Workout Music: DJ Mike or DJ Joey.
:: Loves Most about CFV: Encouraging others and being encouraged.
🚶 REAL LIFE
:: Occupation: Graphic Designer.
:: Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
:: Years in NYC: 4 years.
:: Origin Story: Gabi moved to Boston with her husband, Marco, so he could finish his MBA, and they moved to NYC a year later.
:: Real Life Superpowers: Singing (but not karaoke, see below.)
:: Real Life Kryptonite: Shyness.
:: You’ll Be Surprised To Know: In Brazil, Gabi worked on a fashion line for children. She realized that what she liked best was logo and graphic design, so she enrolled at Parsons after moving to New York. She’s since won a whole bunch of awards – you can check out her work at gabidesign.me!
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