Sponsored Athlete - Cynthia Mendez
Vancouver, WA/San Diego, CA
My name is Cynthia Mendez. I am 27 years old, personal trainer and figure bodybuilder. I grew up in Vancouver, WA and San Diego, CA. I'm Mexican, I also speak fluent Spanish. I have a passion for anything to do with health and fitness. I enjoy spending my spare time outside like going on hikes, walks, or just enjoying the beauty of nature. I have a huge family that I enjoy spending time with. I grew up staying active, playing sports like softball, track and cross country. I've been training in the gym for 6 years and I've been competing for 3 years now. My goal is to become a IFBB Figure Pro.
What inspires you?
Life in general. The fact that anyone is capable of growth is quite amazing. Every day is a new day to write a new chapter. All it takes is a simple mindset shift! We are always in control!
Favorite body part to train:
I love training every body part! I train with intention and I look forward to every session. I used to compete in the bikini division. Since I've made the decision to cross over divisions, my training has completely changed! I now love training back and quads!
Best advice to give someone on their fitness journey:
Be your own motivation! Don't ever compare your chapter 1 to someone else's chapter 20. Everyone's journey is unique and special in their own way. Never give up! There is no magic pill... all it takes is hard work and consistency.
What does Level Up mean to you?
Level up to me means to never settle. There is always more. You can always be better, do better! If you're looking for change there is a next level with your name on it!