- CrossFit Level 1
Hanadi is originally from El Paso, TX. She moved to San Antonio the summer of 2017 to attend St. Mary’s University and graduated in May 2020.
Outside academia, Hanadi was a devoted dancer for 13 years, where she practiced all styles of dance, but preferably contemporary and ballet. In high school she then transitioned to competitive swimming, cross country, and track. In 2016, she was ranked top 25 high school runners in El Paso for the 5K run. Being competitive was second nature, the thrill of competing, getting better, improving one’s weaknesses is what truly what drives Hanadi to be a dedicated athlete.
After retiring from long distance running, Hanadi was introduced to CrossFit Lobo in 2019 by her older brother who had joined the gym a year prior. She was instantly hooked by community, the coaches, and optimizing fitness in new domains besides running. She is constantly driven and motivated by other athletes at Lobo, everyone is always very encouraging and inspiring! The key to success is surrounding yourself with likeminded individuals-being in the pack has definitely had a positive impact.
In the rare times you do not find Hanadi at the gym- she enjoys reading and researching, hiking, cooking, or at a coffee shop!