Tefy first found CrossFit in 2011 in Playa del Carmen, after her roommates had been “talking about it non stop for three months,” she said. Although she “nearly threw up” after her first workout, she was left feeling empowered at the realization that she could do things she never thought she could.
“I was hooked,” said Escudero, CrossFit Seminar Staff trainer, co-owner of Mobius CrossFit in Cancun and the country manager of Mexico.
“As a country manager my main role is to provide support and assistance to every CrossFit affiliate in Latin America…My favorite part is the opportunity to talk and share experiences with affiliate owners, coaches and the CrossFit community in Latin America,” she said.
Combine that with owning a gym, “a space where members feel safe, encouraged and cared for…(and) can improve their lives in as many areas as possible,” and Escudero couldn’t be more passionate about her role in the CrossFit community.
Q&A with Escudero:
How do you take your coffee?
What does a day in your life look like?
Escudero: “Normally by 5 a.m. everyone in my house is awake, earlier if one of us is coaching the 5 and 6 a.m. morning classes at Mobius CrossFit. My husband is the early riser of the household and always up before 4:30 a.m…We meditate and then we have our morning coffee with our pre-workout food.
I usually workout in the morning, jump in the am classes at least once or twice a week…Around 10 a.m. I eat breakfast, and from there on is working with the Affiliate Support Team, checking in with affiliates, preparing for a seminar or working on projects at my own affiliate.
I normally wrap up my day about 8:30 p.m. We are early sleepers at my house, and we love it. It has improved our quality of sleep and life.”
What’s your advice for up-and-coming women looking to pursue a career in the fitness space?
Escudero: “Search for the value in feedback. Each piece of feedback you receive can be used to help you grow and further develop as a person in your career. Try not to focus on the method of delivery or the person providing you with the feedback. Instead, you should do your best to avoid getting upset and take the value of the message you are receiving.”