Today we’d like to introduce you to Grisell Rodriguez.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Grisell. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I am 26 years of age, born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. While accepting open heartedly everything life has thrown at me, I am in Accounting by day, fitness coach for Triple Threat Fit, Crossfit competitor, and creator of Women RUN Wynwood (WRW) by night.
I moved to Miami at 18 years of age, leaving everything behind to pursue my Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Merchandising. Once I finished my undergrad, I then again left everything behind and moved at the age of 21 to pursue my Master’s Degree in International Business in Paris, France.
I strongly believe that you can achieve anything you set your mind to. You were put on earth with a purpose for a purpose. This being said … I had been coaching for Triple Threat FIT for some time, and I felt in my heart at this same time last year that I wanted to create a fitness community for my women in the Miami area. It really does sound cliché but one morning I went for a run, and I just started thinking about everything. Things I go through as a woman, the ups, the downs, the ‘you’re not good enough’, the ‘you’re not strong enough’, the ‘you’re not beautiful enough.’ It just really hit me. If I felt that way, and I knew these things were not true, there must be so many women that feel the same way. Most of us have these thoughts, but I decided to do something about it in a big way. I suggested the idea of starting a run club to the owner of Triple Threat FIT, Michael Guilbaud, we sat down to discuss details and we both agreed that we had to create something more purposeful than just a women’s only run club. After brainstorming on some of the top concerns for women, I decided that the overall purpose for the run club would be none other than one of the biggest female concerns of us all: empowerment.
And thus, Women RUN Wynwood was born.
I focus on motivating, and empowering women to reach their highest potential through a Women Empowerment 5K RUN Club/movement I created along Triple Threat FIT in December 2017, called Women RUN Wynwood powered by Triple Threat Fit. Women from all ages, and all backgrounds, come together to RUN a 5k run, and empower each other, through a venue that provides guest speakers, live music, and vendors, the first Sunday of every month.
Has it been a smooth road?
At times it gets difficult, managing a full-time job, coaching, and coordinating our monthly runs. But it’s definitely not a struggle. When you find your passion, you make it happen. There’s something that fuels me up in each and every RUN, that makes me want to deliver these women the very best Women Empowerment 5k RUN out their… there’s no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise.
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The core purpose behind WRW… you ask?
All women HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO MAKE WHAT THEY NEED HAPPEN TO REACH THEIR GOALS, AND THEIR HIGHEST POTENTIAL. All women are strong, beautiful, and worthy, just the way they are. Society likes to tell us otherwise! Society likes to tell us how we need to look, act, dress, and even feel. WRW is here to tell women that you are unique and special, and the only thing you need to change is your perspective.
We empower and motivate women by providing an environment filled with LIBERATING energies. We provide live music, guest speakers, vendors, and motivate our women to live a more ACTIVE and healthy lifestyle. We believe that when you eat well, exercise regularly, and are in sync with your body and mind, you begin to feel better about yourself. When you feel better about yourself, you start living a more positive lifestyle, which then attracts positive things into your life.
We provide a FREE 5k RUN through Wynwood, Miami. We make it clear to our WRW ladies that you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. The way we do this is by putting them to the test with our 5k RUN. Once our ladies see how they can ALL accomplish this 5k RUN, the message is then made loud and clear that you have what it takes to MAKE-ANYTHING-HAPPEN.
I whole heartedly know and feel that everyone was put on this earth with a purpose, for a purpose. Oftentimes when facing difficult times, we forget that it’s all connected. Your gifts, your imperfections, your journey, your destiny. It molds you to the person you are meant to be. I personally learned the true meaning and importance of surrounding yourself with strong women through these difficult “times.” Strong women, who have the same vision, the same energies, the same hunger to strive for the very best. The same hunger for success, the same hunger to make things, and dreams happen. When in difficult “times”, the “universe” is preparing you, shaping you, giving you the tools, and people necessary for the next season in life. We want to make clear to our women that the struggle today, will be their story tomorrow. The struggle today will be what makes them stronger, the struggle today is their pathway to success. There’s so much importance in going through these “hard times” in community, and with a tribe of powerful woman that have your back, life gets better, life gets easier, and AMAZING things begin to happen the moment WOMAN COME TOGETHER with the same purpose in mind.
We provide all women the best tools possible for empowerment through exercise, healthy living, and continuous motivation. We know and understand that in life, like our 5k run, you may slow down, and at times you may run faster, you also may rest, but you do NOT stop, and you do NOT give up. We keep on going, regardless of the sweat, the pain, the rough patches, until we reach our end GOAL, and pass that FINISH LINE. ALL women have what it takes to live their best life possible. We all carry a deeper purpose within. WRW LIFTS all of these amazing women up the first Sunday of every month while running our Women’s Empowerment 5k RUN together.
I’m proud of the fact that what started as a simple idea, has become the largest lead WOMAN 5k run in the Miami area receiving from 80-100+ woman each and every month. We have created a movement, a safe space for women to come together with the same purpose in mind, to empower.
Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
Miami is such a diverse city we see different cultures, woman from all paths of life, from all over the world!! We learn, and meat so many different people on the daily, and me being from such a small island, to this day still astonishes me.
There’s so much going on at all times, within everything Miami has to offer, it’s very easy to lose your way… and that’s why I felt it was so important to create this community for women. So they don’t feel alone on this RUN called life.
- Address: 56 NE 29th St Miami FL 33137
- Website: http://www.triplethreatfit.com/women-run-wynwood/
- Phone: 787 685 8762
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womenrunwynwood305/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/womenrunwynwood/
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