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John:  I Love the Challenges. . .Even the Ones I Cannot Conquer

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Focus, you can do it!!!! It’s for the best! Never ever give up!

Hometown:  San Antonio, Texas/Zambales, Philippines

Age: 34

Occupation:  Heavy Equipment Operator

When did you first start CrossFit?

February 2015

When did you first start training at CrossFit Prelude:

February 2015

Favorite WOD/Movement:  

Paralletes, Push Ups, Running, Sit-Ups

Least Favorite WOD/Movement:

Overhead Squats

Tell us about you sports; fitness; and/or life background:

I was enlisted in the US Army for 5 years. I toured several different countries. I went to Iraq and Afghanistan on deployments. I played basketball, baseball and football from middle to high school. I love to stay fit and get stronger each day. I love challenges even the ones that I cannot conquer at this time.

What is your “Something Better” that you hope to achieve with CrossFit Prelude: 

Be able to do muscle ups and handstand pushups with ease.

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? Take us back to your first WOD… what was it, and how did it feel:

Maggie introduced me to Crossfit. My first WOD was back squats and the workout included parallette shoot throughs. I enjoyed it, but I was a bit tired afterwards.

What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CrossFit (before/after):

My endurance and strength has increased. I have gained some weight by building muscle by doing Crossfit.

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I love challenging myself to kill each workout.

What keeps you coming back.  What motivates and inspires you:

Maggie motivates me. I love challenging myself to kill each workout. I love competing with others in class.

Please share with us any favorite CrossFit Prelude moments:

All moments I have at Crossfit Prelude have been memorable.  There isn’t a single momen

Any advice for people just getting started:

Focus, you can do it!!!! It’s for the best! Never ever give up!

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