This month we’ve selected Cesar Hernandez as our athlete of the month. Since joining, Cesar has seen incredible gains and has been an inspiration to many. He’s a testament to the fact that anyone can not only just do CrossFit, but also excel in the sport. The day Cesar walked through our doors, he noted that he wouldn’t be able to do much running at all because of ankle issues that he’d been dealing with for years because of his weight. These days, you can often find Cesar putting in extra work post WOD by running 400m sprints or shuttle runs. He’s a man on a mission that has really just begun and we look forward to his continued success in the gym!
Remember to congratulate him when you see him in class. He’s often in the 6:30 AM or 8:30 AM class but sometimes drops in during an evening class as well. Way to go Cesar!
Athlete of The Month – April 2013
Name: Cesar Hernandez
Started Crossfit: June 2012
Favorite WOD: Deck of Death
Least favorite WOD: ?
Favorite lift: Power Cleans
Least favorite lift: Front Squat
Story: I’ve been coming to Mission Crossfit for 10 months now. I weighed 340lbs when I first came in. I had always been a big guy with feet problems because of my weight. I had tried different work out programs but never one that suited me. When I first came in to the box I was extremely nervous but determined to make a change in my life. The few weeks of crossfit were hell but I started loving it. I’m so proud of the accomplishments that I have made. I wasn’t able to do one pull up without bands and now I do 3 pull ups no band. I can run faster and longer distances, lift heavier than I have ever lifted and have greater endurance. I try hard to eat clean and healthy. Which is very difficult since I’m a chef. I am proud to say that I now 258lbs and hope to drop even more after the Paleo Challege! I’m gonna strive to be a better athlete this year and I would like to thank all my fellow athletes and coaches for all of your support and encouragement. Thank you Mission Crossfit for changing my life!