1. What brought you to Armor CrossFit ?
What brought me to armor CrossFit was my lovely wife Claudia Sanchez. She used to visit Armor back in the day and always told me wonderful things about the community and that I would love it.
2. What is your favorite part about working out at the box?
The people who I work out with. I love the fact that we all are different in many areas such as culture, age, social status, gender and so on, but after that 3,2,1…. go! All of our differences disappear, making everyone the equal.
3. How has Armor CrossFit helped you become a stronger person both physically and mentally?
I’ve suffered from anxiety all my life. I was prescribed many drugs in the past but thank God I never like meds. This is something I still struggle with. There have been plenty of times where I get really anxious before the WOD and during the WOD as well. My mind tells me to quit, stop , this is crazy, you don’t need this, why are you doing this….etc. But because there is always someone in the background yelling encouraging words, it pushes me not to quit and to control my anxiety.
Physically, Armor programming has helped me become the strongest and best version of myself. I’ve learned to focus more on technique instead of trying to lift heavier all the time, specially now that I’m not getting any younger! Thinking more about longevity goals, I believe Armor programming and coaches has help me with that.
4. If you could tell one person that has never been to the box, one reason they should come, what would that be?
As a healthcare worker for more than 14 years, especially in the elder community, I have seen people in their 60’s and 70’s in nursing homes more often then ever. The number one reason I would tell anyone to join the box is to stay away from the nursing home! Crossfit alone can get you away from chronic disease, but it is A LOT easier when you have a community to fight back with you. 👊🏽
5. Brief Bio….birthplace, family, etc
I was born in Venezuela but I grew up in Providence RI/Boston, MA/Lebanon, PA… any many more cities up north We moved a lot and no my parents weren’t military LOL.
As you all know I have a hot sexy beast of a wife that fortunately has picked me to be her husband. Also I’m very blessed to have 3 amazing teenage daughters that make me proud and crazy sometimes.
I’m a living proof of God’s mercy and love. I shouldn’t be here on this earth but because of Him and his endless love and merciful kindness heart, I’m still here.