Congratulations to athlete Tori Matos on being selected as our June 2022 AOM. Go Tori!
Tori has been with us for a little under a year, but she has truly made the most of her time here. Tori’s first workout was a 5k row, a challenge of not just fitness, and endurance but also of mental toughness. She crushed it and has not looked back since. She has shown strength both in and outside of the gym, dedicating herself to bettering her body and lifestyle. Her hard work shows, Tori has made tremendous progress since joining us. She has taken the necessary steps and progressions to get where she is today and been patient along the way. She isn’t afraid to attack any workout or new challenge, and has smashed through many goals in the last few months. Not only is Tori an outstanding athlete, she is also a wonderful person. She always comes into the gym smiling and brings positive energy and a great attitude. We have the upmost respect and appreciation for Tori and are proud to call her one of our athletes.
TW: Where are you from?
Tori: I’m from Revere
TW: What do you do for work?
Tori: Mom/Bartender at The Newbridge Cafe
TW: How long have you been at Tradewinds?
Tori: I have been at Tradewinds for about 8 month.
TW: What motivated you to try Tradewinds?
Tori: I decided to join Tradewinds when my youngest daughter was about 3 months old I new I needed accountability to reach the goals I was setting for myself. As well as I wanted to be a healthier mother!
TW: What group class do you usually attend?
Tori: I usually attend the 8am class.
TW: Did you have a fitness background prior to starting at Tradewinds?
Tori: Prior to joining tradewinds I played sports in high school and took boot camp style group classes, thankfully I followed Michaela on instagram and saw all her awesome Tradewinds content!
TW: If you could program your dream WOD, what would it be?
Tori: My dream WOD would be anything with deadlifts and without jump rope!!
TW: What is your proudest accomplishment since joining Tradewinds?
Tori: My proudest accomplishment since joining Tradewinds has to be that I not only got a box jump but I also got a 20in box jump! Secondly, I’m signed up to compete with Marie, another awesome mom in our first Competition June 4th.
TW: How has Tradewinds helped you in your everyday life?
Tori: Tradewinds has helped me in my everyday life by starting my mornings with a great workout that keeps me in a good mood the rest of the day!
TW: What do you like to do outside of the gym?
Tori: Outside of the gym I like to hangout with my family.
TW: What is your favorite song to workout to?
Tori: My favorite song to workout to is anything country which doesn’t happen much with the 8am ladies!
TW: What’s one thing you’d tell someone who is curious about trying Tradewinds but not sure if they could do it?
Tori: One thing I would tell someone who is curious about trying Tradewinds but not sure if they could do it would be to just take that first class! You’ll never know how much you enjoy something if you never try.
Your first day trying out a new gym is always scary. You don’t know anyone, you feel like you aren’t in shape enough and you’ll fail. Not once did anyone at tradewinds make me feel like I couldn’t accomplish any goals I’ve set for myself. That has made my experience as a Tradewinds athlete awesome to have such an amazing fitfam. Although I have always been athletic these past 8 months I have felt the strongest I have in my life thanks to Tradewinds and the amazing coaches!