May 2024 Athlete of the Month

Congratulations to our May 2024 Athlete of the Month Daniela Carrillo! 

Daniela has been an athlete with us for multiple years now, and TW truly would not be the same without her. Daniela has a fire and work ethic to her that is unlike any other athlete we have met. She is hard on herself, pushes herself to grow and get outside her comfort zone, and is constantly improving her athletic abilities. Daniela has made her fitness into a lifestyle, she participates in a lot of our fun extracurricular activities and always does it with a fun attitude and great spirit. She is great at lifting up and complimenting her fellow athletes, and overall is just a great presence in every single group class she attends. When she’s not challenging herself in a workout, you can catch her busting a dance move or making us laugh with her hilarious sense of humor. We thank our lucky stars every single day for athletes like Daniela- keep doing your friend we love ya! 

TW: Where are you from?

Daniela: Valencia, Venezuela 

TW: What do you do for work?

Daniela: I was an Economic Development Planner for the City of Somerville, but now I’m full time mom of two boys.

TW: How long have you been at Tradewinds? 

Daniela: 3 years.

TW: What motivated you to try Tradewinds? 

Daniela: After having my first child I was looking for a convenient place for a good workout and sense of community.  

TW: What group class do you usually attend? 

Daniela: 8:15 or 11:30

TW: Did you have a fitness background prior to starting at Tradewinds? 

Daniela: Yes, I have been lifting weights for years but wanted to try something different. I get bored easily, but with Tradewinds there is always something new. 

TW: If you could program your dream WOD, what would it be? 

Daniela: Lunges, running and burpees. Haha no. Bike, cleans and snatches. 

TW: What is your proudest accomplishment since joining Tradewinds? 

Daniela: Being able to do a pull up without a band and lifting heavy. 

TW: How has Tradewinds helped you in your everyday life? 

Daniela: I’ve met some great people and I’m able to keep up with my toddlers.

TW: What do you like to do outside the gym? 

Daniela: We like to go for hikes, walks, and bike rides when the weather allows it. 

TW: What is your favorite song to workout to? 

Daniela: Daddy Yankee- Gasolina

TW: What’s one thing you’d tell someone who is curious about trying Tradewinds but not sure if they could do it?

Daniela: Everyone can do it! It’s a very welcoming place. We are all learning and even complaining a little, but it’s fun. It feels great to be able to accomplish something you were not able to do before. 

AOM Closing Thoughts… 

Being a Tradewinds athlete has meant a lot to me. For the past 3 years I have become a stronger version of myself, both physically and mentally.  I have forced myself to do things that in the past I would have never done, and I thank the coaches for that.