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December Member Spotlight: Peta Nicola

Tell us a little about yourself and what got you on the path to CrossFit

I’m Peta, originally from Lima, Peru. Came to the USA when I was 18. I love to dance and do crafts. Came to CrossFit because I was tired of people making fun of me because of the way I look. You are too skinny, you are tiny… I was scared at first, but I’m glad I did it. I look forward to getting

better at it and to gain muscles and to look good and feel good about myself. 

What keeps you coming back each day? 

Makes me feel good about myself

What is your favorite at-home exercise to do? 

Punch my punching bag 🥊 

If you had to do 100 reps of one movement (not running), what would it be? 

Air squats and burpees 

What are 1-2 of your goals for 2024?

Gain 25 pounds in muscle 💪🏼 

Favorite lift? 

Sumo deadlift

Least favorite Crossfit movement? 



Lima, Peru

Favorite Charleston Restaurant? 

El Molino in West Ashley- the best homemade tacos! 

If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?


What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13?

Start working out

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet? 

Channing Tatum from magic mike 🤤 

One thing about me people would be surprised to know? 

Didn’t learn how to swim until I was 25 

If the CFJI coaches came to your house for dinner, what would you prepare? 

Pollo al horno, Peruvian dish

Give us a “Question of the Day” to use in class. 

If you could date any movie star who could it be? 

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