Coach Alba

Coach Alba

 

Alba studied Translation and Interpreting in Spain and holds a Masters in Teaching Foreign Languages. Alba’s life took a different turn than she expected when she was introduced to CrossFit and the Paleo diet in 2012. After spending most of her free time in a CrossFit box, she discovered a love of functional fitness and the feeling of being stronger than she was yesterday. Wanting to share that feeling and sense of accomplishment with others, she started a healthy lifestyle blog, created an inspirational Instagram account, and became a certified CrossFit Level I Trainer. Alba is one of the founding trainers and she’s been encouraging others to reach their fitness goals since the beginning of 8fit.

 

My Fitness Philosophy

Fitness means being active, eating healthy, and treating your body with the respect it deserves so you’re able to do the things you love to do. Fitness should always be functional, fun, challenging and a part of your lifestyle.  

  • Functional. Functional training provides you with the strength, mobility, endurance and flexibility you need to function optimally through everyday life. Never miss a bus again!
  • Fun. Life is random and unpredictable, and that’s what it makes it fun. Ideally, your fitness routine should be different every day.
  • Challenging. When my users complete a workout and discover that they are more capable than they originally thought, they always come back for more.
  • Lifestyle. Fitness is all about creating a lifestyle that builds confidence and happiness.

My Story

I’ve always been an active person. Even though I suffer from asthma, I still played tennis and swam regularly when I was younger. The fitness bug really hit me at the age of 25, when I moved to Berlin to live with my former partner, who was working as a CrossFit coach. I would spend my afternoons in the box (that’s the name of the gym in CrossFit) to be able to spend more time with him. Without realizing it, I entered a world of barbells, kettlebells, squats, push ups, pull ups, box jumps, and all kinds of movements that are natural to the human body and train you for real life activities.

I became faster, stronger, and fitter. My body started to change as well. I had more definition in my abs, bum, shoulders, and arms. The feeling was awesome! Fitness made me look and feel great.

Fitness has changed my life so positively and in so many ways that it would be very selfish not to spread this feeling to others. No matter what your situation, you can overcome anything and create your own healthy lifestyle.

I began training my friends and family. At the same time, I started a blog with my sister to share our fitness routines and healthy recipes with more people and I realized how happy it made me to be able to inspire others.

Some months later, 8fit gave me the opportunity to share my passion with users around the globe and empower them to create their own fitness journey. The 8fit community is growing, and I consider myself very lucky that my job is to help others reach their own potential, just like I did. We can all go from zero to hero, and I’m here to guide you!

3 words to describe yourself

  • Adventurous
  • Determined
  • Meticulous

Fun facts

What is your favorite exercise?

Squats! The deeper, the better.

What is your favorite workout style?

My favorite workout style is weightlifting supplemented with high intensity interval training (8fit workouts!) and a good stretching session afterwards.

What is your favorite guilty pleasure?

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. I love them! However, they’re so bad for you and so filled with chemicals that I prefer to satisfy myself with natural peanut butter and strawberries.

What is your favorite song?

“Psycho” by Muse. Best workout song ever!

What is your favorite food?

Arroz al horno (Valencian rice dish), Spanish garlic prawns, Lamb’s brain, Bacon and avocado burger with sweet potato fries, Panang curry… I can’t choose a favorite food, I love them all!

What makes you happy?

Traveling the world and spending time with the ones who make me smile.

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