My name is Mariana, but most people call me Mary. I am 25 years old, originally from Portugal (don’t let my American accent fool you) and I am a part-time coach at CrossFit Green as well as a full-time medical student at the Royal College of surgeons in Ireland.
Since I started coaching 3 years ago, I have been doing my best to bring into the classes not only my scientific knowledge but also my personal experience as an athlete. I have a special interest in nutrition/cooking, and I am always looking to chat to people about this and inspire them to eat healthy and cook their own meals. My goal is to, one day, be able to link the huge gap that exists between my two worlds, medicine and fitness. But, until I can do this, I will continue to give my best at CF Green while surrounded by some amazing people.
I have always been a sports person; I grew up playing multiple sports and my proudest achievement as an athlete was to play collegiate golf for my university in the States. I found out about CrossFit almost 5 years ago and I very quickly got hooked on it. For me, it perfectly combines the thrill and competitiveness of an individual sport, while allowing for comradery and the support system of a team sport. CrossFit has helped me immensely not only in terms of my fitness but also as a social support system. Having moved countries a few times now, I can happily say that finding a group of likeminded people who I can identify as my “fit family” has made the moves a lot easier and more enjoyable.
- CrossFit Level 1
- CrossFit Level 2