Alter Egos: Gabi Affonseca

Our finest investigative reporter uncovers the secret real life identities of people you’ve only ever seen in sweatpants for our new documentary series ALTER EGOS. For our second installment @spensermestel finds out a few things about Gabi!

:: Usually Attends: 7:00am CrossFit L2.
:: Started CrossFit: At CrossFit Virtuosity in 2012.
:: Years of CrossFit: 4.
:: Origin Story: Gabi, whose athletic background includes volleyball, running, swimming, and tap dancing, was curious about CrossFit. She looked it up online, liked what she saw, and found CFV.
:: Gym Superpowers: Pull-ups. A few months ago, Coach Joey saw Gabi do a strict pull-up and suggested she try to kip, a skill she’d been working on for over three years. He helped her with the beat swings, and she ended up kipping for all four sets of 10.
:: Gym Kryptonite: Handstands (she recently learned to kick up against the wall, but her New Year’s resolution is free-standing).
:: Favorite Workout Music: DJ Mike or DJ Joey.
:: Loves Most about CFV: Encouraging others and being encouraged.

:: Occupation: Graphic Designer.
:: Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
:: Years in NYC: 4 years.
:: Origin Story: Gabi moved to Boston with her husband, Marco, so he could finish his MBA, and they moved to NYC a year later.
:: Real Life Superpowers: Singing (but not karaoke, see below.)
:: Real Life Kryptonite: Shyness.
:: You’ll Be Surprised To Know: In Brazil, Gabi worked on a fashion line for children. She realized that what she liked best was logo and graphic design, so she enrolled at Parsons after moving to New York. She’s since won a whole bunch of awards – you can check out her work at!

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