Marine Recruiter Finds Motivation in Body Building

Sgt. Gabrielle G. Reynoso, canvassing recruiter, Recruiting Substation Butler, Recruiting Station Pittsburgh, participated in the 2014 National Physique Committee Pittsburgh Championship at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland, Pa, May 3.

The National Physique Committee is the largest amateur bodybuilding organization in the United States. Bodybuilders compete in competitions from local to national competitions sanctioned by the NPC.

Marines have rigorous standards of physical fitness which include an annual Physical Fitness Test, Combat Fitness Test and weight standards. However, to become a body builder one has to train differently especially with one’s diet. 

According to Reynoso, she prepared most of her meals during the weekend because, as a canvassing recruiter, she is always on the go.

“You get to learn about yourself and self-discipline,” said 27-year-old Reynoso. “It was so time constraining. I wanted to see that I could do it. I had to be at the gym at 5:30 a.m. to work out and after work I was back at the gym to do cardio.”

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