December 2017 Athlete of the Month

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Congratulations to Miguel Ortiz for being selected as December 2017 Athlete of the Month.  Miguel grew up being active his entire life and focused a lot of his time on boxing.  After a long successful boxing career, he began looking for something new.  Not long after he began his search he found a new home at Mission and since then has been one of the most dedicated members.  He never misses class, always pushes as hard as he can and never takes no for an answer.  For those reasons and many more he is deserving of Athlete of the Month.

Started CrossFit: March 2016

Favorite WOD: Mary

Least favorite WOD: The Bear

Favorite Lift: Deadlift

Least Lift: Overhead squat

Story: I started doing CrossFit in March 2016 because my wife had urged me to come try it with her. She told me that CrossFit was something completely different than anything else that I had ever done. After attending two classes with her, I decided to sign up.

I grew up in Corozal, Puerto Rico and all my youth I was involved with sports.  I trained as a professional boxer earning a record of 53-40-13 and after I retired I was always on the lookout for new exercises. I continued to do my own traning since I moved to San Antonio 11 years ago but I always felt I was lacking something, that is until I found Mission.  The Coaches are very  always very professional . One of the best things about the Mission Coaches is that they celebrate my PR’s ( personal records ) more than me. That is great motivation for me to work harder so I can continue to see improvements. One of the most important things I take away from my CrossFit journey, pay attention to your wife, they are always right!

Thank you Mission CrossFit!! I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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