|Congratulations to Joey Almaraz on being selected as March 2020 Athlete of the Month. Joey is a regular to the evening classes. You can always find him cracking jokes before, during and after class. He brings great energy to every class he attends. He pushes himself in every WOD and encourages every athlete to do their best. For those reasons and many more is why Joey has been selected as Athlete of the Month. |
Started CrossFit– April 2014
Favorite WOD– Tie between Amanda or DT
Least favorite WOD– Diane
Favorite lift– Snatch
Least favorite lift– Deadlift
Story– I started CrossFit back in 2014 after moving to Austin. I was tired of the same ole Chest & Bi’s, Shoulders & Tri’s days… Legday (if I felt like it) workouts. I wasn’t having fun with my fitness routine which is why I decided to switch it up. My first official WOD after completing the intro course that was on the Friday of Open WOD 14.5. Thruster after thruster & burpee after burpee I couldn’t help but question my decision to start CrossFit but I went back the next day and the next and couldn’t help but be hooked to this type of fitness and all the people I met along the way. In July of 2015 I received my CF level 1certification, coached some, and finally moved back to SA. I jumped around from box to box and finally found my new home at Mission. I have tried over half of the gyms in San Antonio and dropped in all over the country when we travel and know from experience that Mission provides one of the most comprehensive experiences out there. From thoughtful programming to some of my favorite coaches to a great facility, it is hard to beat. I can’t help but be thankful for the coaches and people my wife and I have come to call our gym family.