Our diverse and community is one of the many strengths of Athletic Lab. We are the training home to professional through youth athletes and adults looking to get in the best shape of their lives. The specific goals of our members may vary but they all share a common trait: they are goal-oriented and hard-working. Each month we highlight one (or more) of our members in our member of the month feature. For our first member of the month feature of 2019, we’ve chosen Andreia Almeida. Andreia is a long time member of our Performance Fitness program. You can also check out our previous members of the month here.
Name: Andreia Almeida
What city were you born in? Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
What do you do when you’re not working out at Athletic Lab (occupation, hobbies, etc)? In Brazil, I was a lawyer, but since I came to NC I’m studying to open my own business – a coffee shop.  Also, I’m trying to improve my English and make friends.
What’s your favorite exercise? Least favorite? 
I have many favorites, but the first one is snatch, followed by burpees. The least favorite is dumbbell thrusters.
What do you feel has been your greatest accomplishment since you started training? CrossFit taught me that consistency is the key.
What motivates you?
It all began with losing weight. I was obese and needed to change my life.  Now it’s a lifestyle.