"Do you know where your dreams die?
- In a place called FEAR"
Lera, short for Valeria Murillo, a beautiful Colombian, left her home 7 years ago to pursue her medical degree in
Guangzhou. After discovering apassion for fitness, she realized her dream, a dream that has transformed her for life,
the dream of opening a CrossFit box.
Every beginning is difficult and it is more difficult when you are not in your own Country. But China gave her an
opportunity to make her dream come true.
3 years ago, she started practicing CrossFit and she immediately got addicted to it.
She lost weight, gained more energy and started to feel healthier. After she realized how passionate she was about
CrossFit, she trained herself so hard to become a qualified CrossFit trainer.
She went to the gym every single day to train just to get a little better than yesterday. It takes a lot of determination and
No pain, no gain. Lera’s pain, blood and sweat did pay off. She received her
CROSSFIT LEVEL 1 TRAINER CERTIFICATE in June 2014
which makes her a real qualified CrossFit trainer. She later received her
CROSSFIT GYMNASTICS TRAINER CERTIFICATE
in September, 2014 which makes her specialize in gymnastics training.
Lera fulfilled her dream on November 11th 2014. She opened her own CrossFit box, Terracotta CrossFit, the first and only affiliated CrossFit box in Guangzhou, China. Lera chose “Terracotta” to be the name of her first CrossFit box, the same
name as Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s Terracotta Army in Xi’an, as a symbol of strength. This didn’t stop her. In December,
2014, she received her CROSSFIT LEVEL 2 TRAINER CERTIFICATE. And she received the CROSSFIT JUDGES COURSE
CERTIFICATE in February, 2015. What Lera has accomplished and achieved in one-year’ time is incredible!
Lera is optimistic and confident. She always believes that if you want something, you have to work for it. Everybody can make a change. Sometimes they just need a little nudge, a little direction, a little support, a little coaching, and the
greatest things can happen. She gives an example and motivation for those who want to change their lifestyles and make them believe in themselves. She created a family here, in Terracotta CrossFit, where people from all over the world
meet and help each other.
Terracotta CrossFit helps you to become a warrior- it helps you to become strong, not only in your body but
also in your mind.
Lera started her medical study in International College, Jinan University in 2008. She received a complete education and
training in clinical medicine which makes her a qualified doctor. 6 years of medical training surely gives her a better
understanding of human body and makes her a more complete fitness instructor. It also makes all the warriors trust her more in her workouts.
Can you imagine a woman doing handstand push-ups, pull-ups, snatches, clean and jerks? YES, we can be as strong as men can be! Being a female personal trainer can be
challenging sometimes with male clients. Sometimes they don’t believe a female can make them stronger and fitter,
but Lera has proven them wrong. Male or female, we are all equal in CrossFit box.
Terracotta CrossFit and Lera provide you professional training; motivate their warriors to challenge themselves
and deliver great results!