Who are you? What is something most people do not know about you?
My name is Rosie Salinas. I moved to Baytown 20 years ago. Even though I was born in the Fort Worth area, I grew up in Houston. Most people know I love to run… but do not know I have completed five half marathons! I am married, going on 29 years. We have one daughter, who will be 24 in October and a German Shepherd, named Bailey. I love cooking, shopping, working out and hanging with family and friends. I love making elaborate meals for guests. When I host, I will make an appetizer, drinks, main course, and desert… the whole shebang!
Why do you keep coming back to Bellhouse CrossFit?
I have been working out my entire adult life and went to many different studios over the years. I love being around people, especially while working out. The last “live” class I attended was Insanity and P90X. When that gym shut down, I began searching for a new gym “home”. I pray daily for God to put holy people in my path. I believe I was led to Bellhouse Crossfit. The instructors here are so patient and passionate. The coaching is uplifting and knowledgeable. I love the community and how everyone welcomed me with open arms. Believe it or not, I am rather shy and nervous to try new things.
What are the accomplishments you are most proud of since joining the gym?
Box jumps! Pull ups! I can do seven singles now! I practice after class each day. I know the workouts take intensity, so once I recover, I use my time wisely and work towards my goals. Time is precious to me, so I want to use the hour in the gym as efficiently as possible.
When I began doing box jumps, I felt nervous. The coach, Chris, helped me build some confidence to hop up. The encouragement and peer pressure helped me to get on top of the 20” box.
How did you overcome some of the obstacles in starting your health journey?
I want my endurance to improve. I want to maintain my weight. I want to see the muscle tone changes in my body. I have pretty much worked out my whole life. When I am absent from the gym, I miss it and can’t wait to return. It is part of my life. I want to live a healthy life in my later years. Remembering my “why” keeps me coming back.
What is your current focus or goal in the gym?
I want to continue building strength. I want to lift more weights. I hope to continue seeing more positive results in my body such as muscle definition. There is so much to work on and learn! I think fitness is a lifelong journey. I love being around people too, so I want to continue developing those relationships.
What is your favorite thing to cook for others?
What is your dream vacation?
Italy… I like pizza and wine. And it looks so pretty!
If you could have any job, what would you do?
If I didn’t have to work, I would volunteer. I would help the homeless, a food pantry, or animal shelter. Wherever I could help others.
What is a cherished memory you have with your family?
All holidays, especially Christmas.
If you could run a half marathon anywhere in the world, where would you run?
Greece. I think the beaches would be pretty, and running in the sand is an awesome workout!