January Athlete of the Month – Julio Gomez

1: Where are you from originally?

The Land of Enchantment known as Santa Fe, New Mexico.

2: What is your favorite WOD movement?

Push Jerks

3: What is your least favorite WOD Movement?

Double-Unders because currently I resemble a fish out of water as I attempt them.

4: What were you doing before CrossFit? How did you hear about CrossFit Northlake?

Prior to CrossFit I was doing a lot of running and other typical weightlifting activities.

5: What other sports or activities do you participate in besides CrossFit?

I have completed a couple mud runs, a few half marathons, and I try to get out to play golf whenever the opportunity presents itself. I enjoy any activity that presents a winner at the end.

6: How many times per week do you Workout?

7: What is your athletic background?

Through high school I played Basketball, Baseball and Football. During college I played Baseball for my 4 years.

8: Give us some insight as to your thoughts after your first workout at CrossFit Northlake?

Walking into the facility I knew it would be a challenge because I had done some CrossFit workouts in the past with friends. After the strength portion, which was deadlifts that day, the harsh reality set in that the WOD was about to be the next kick in the teeth. We had 10 members in the class and I still believe I finished 12th that day. I was exhausted but loved the challenge; however, the fact that I was the time cap gave me nightmares until I returned 2 days later to join CrossFit Northlake.

9: Do you have any special or favorite Northlake CrossFit memories/moments?

On Day 3 or 4 at CFN I walked into Grant, professing his love for thrusters. It sounded like “I HAAATTTEE THRUSSSSSSTTTTEEEERRRRSSSSSSSS!!!!!”. I had no idea what they were at the time but later found out…

10: What advice would you give to a newbie or someone just joining CrossFit Northlake?

Challenge yourself every single day and compete to be the best you. Utilize the phenomenal group of people within this family to help you get to your goals because it makes the journey more manageable.

11: What is your eating style?

I attempt to eat the rainbow as much as possible, however, with the existence of pizza, Publix subs, beer and Viva Chicken it remains quite challenging.

12: What kind of results have you seen since starting at CrossFit Northlake?

I have definitely gained strength and made some serious improvements to the techniques of the lifts. Secondly, I feel much more explosive and athletic than I did 5 months ago.

13: What do you do for a living?

I am the Market Sales Manager for the Cintas Corporation.

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