Danette “Dizzle” Rivera – General Manager
I’ve been playing since I was born. I tackled my uncles during living-room football at age five. I crashed all-boy kickball games on the playground. I was amazing at peewee AYSO soccer. I swam on a swim team. I dove on a diving team. I swam in the ocean. I tried my hand at hurdles. I danced salsa exhibitions. I loved playing, and I loved all physical activity though I loved nothing more than basketball. I ate, drank, slept basketball all through high school.
As an adult I tried hard to hold onto the fun in physical activity. I kicked boxed, Turbo kicked, took dance classes, had a love/hate relationship with the treadmill and elliptical. I even continued to play pick-up hoops on the playgrounds until I was pregnant with my second daughter.
I found myself at CrossFit LA at age 42 when the search to meld fitness and fun again became desperate. After reading an article about couples getting fit together with CrossFit, I sought out CFLA. I’ve been doing CrossFit ever since I stepped foot in the gym three and a half years ago, and I still love it.
I now work in the CFLA office, coach adult classes, and run the Teen Prodigy Program and the Women’s Program at CFLA. I love empowering people by encouraging them to take personal responsibility for their health and fitness. I’m about sustaining a high quality of life through fitness, and having a blast while doing so. I love my job.
I’ve been married almost 16 years and have two teenage daughters who are about to pass me completely in all things CrossFit, among other things. As they should.
I am a CrossFit Level 1 trainer. I’ve also earned a CrossFit Kids Trainer Certificate, and a CrossFit Mobility Trainer Certificate.