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      Athletes — education

      Janet Black: Games Veteran / Special Education Teacher

      Janet Black: Games Veteran / Special Education Teacher

      Janet Black: Games Veteran and Special Education Teacher

      Photo Credit: Freddy Hinojosa

      “I am extremely excited to be a part of the American GAINZ Team! Over the years I have become more aware of what products I put in my body and I am grateful to have found a quality protein that works for me.”
      —Janet Black

      Meet Janet Black: A full-time Special Education teacher, mother, wife, and Crossfit powerhouse who currently holds the title of “2015 Reebok Crossfit Games Champion” (40-44 Masters Division).

      As a youth, Janet’s passion was around playing the game of soccer. This passion later grew into a love for coaching and developing others in the sport. While a soccer coach at SMU (Southern Methodist University) in Dallas, Janet’s ambition of taking her personal fitness training to the next level became a reality with the introduction to Crossfit. The rest is history.

      Janet has qualified for Regionals (South Central) every year since she participated in her first Open 6 years ago with her best finish in 2012 where she earned a 1st place victory. Since then, Janet has managed to achieve several athletic feats including:

      • 2015 - Reebok CrossFit Games Champion (40-44)
      • 2014 - Reebok CrossFit Games – 7th place finish (40-44)
      • 2013 - Reebok CrossFit Games – team participant

      In 2014 & 2015, Janet successfully competed for the D.C. Brawlers (NGPL) as their “40 + female athlete” supporting the team to earn back-to-back Grid Championships.

      “We are honored to support such a strong woman and athlete. Janet is a true inspiration and role model for so many, dedicating her life to the betterment of others. We are thrilled to have her on the AGN Team.”
      —American GAINZ Nutrition

      Teresa Trojanowski: 2017 Crossfit Games Masters Athlete, Crossfit Central Houston Owner

      Teresa Trojanowski: 2017 Crossfit Games Masters Athlete, Crossfit Central Houston Owner

      Teresa Trojanowski, athlete for American GAINZ

      We are proud to announce Teresa Trojanowski of Crossfit Central Houston joining the American GAINZ athlete family. As a Regional Athlete Veteran since 2011, Teresa has gained immense popularity as a Houston favorite athlete representing Crossfit Central Houston, a box grounded by a welcoming, family-like culture.

      Growing up strong, Teresa started her athletic career at a young age. At the age of 3 up until her teens, she developed as a gymnast. Then from basketball in middle school to track & field in high school, Teresa ultimately landed at Rice University in Houston, where she continued her Track & Field aspirations as a member of a 5-time WAC Conference championship team. Starting out as a Jill of all trades and competing as a heptathlete with noticeable talent in the hammer throw, it became evident that strength and explosiveness were in Teresa’s wheelhouse. Teresa went on to achieving a school record in the hammer throw.

      Like so many of the athletes we support, Teresa’s education backs up her passion for health and wellness. During her time at Rice University, she earned a BA in Health Science and Management as well as Masters in education. After graduation Teresa began to hydrate her love for teaching others as a full-time middle school math teacher. Introduced to Crossfit in 2010, it wasn’t long before Teresa was competing at the Regional level as a team member in 2011. Shortly after in 2012, a joint decision was made to invest in her passion and open a Crossfit box with her husband Philip, pairing both her love for teaching others with her background in health sciences.

      Over the course of the next several years to date, Teresa and Philip have built something special; fostering an environment of support & comradery, Crossfit Central Houston stands as the epitome of a welcoming family culture bolstered by amazing people. As a Level 2 Trainer, Teresa is also Crossfit Weightlifting certified, Crossfit Kids certified, and Crossfit Mobility & Movement certified.

      Teresa has since competed in the Crossfit Open annually, establishing herself as an individual regional athlete veteran, competing at the 2013, 2014, 2016, & 2017 Regional event. In 2017 Teresa qualified and will compete as a Masters Athlete at the Crossfit Games in Madison.  We at American GAINZ are confident Teresa's success streak continues to build momentum into the years to come!!! 

      “When we finally met Teresa it was obvious she was one of us: super passionate about nutrition & fitness and extremely devoted to the Crossfit community. We are proud and honored to have Teresa on our side. Best of luck this 2017 Season!!!”
      —American Gainz Nutrition