May Athlete Of The Month: Isaiah Rosario!

Each month we spotlight a different CFA athlete who stands out and shows just how awesome they are. What is it that makes up an Athlete of the Month? It may not be the person that finishes the fastest, Rx’s every WOD, or gets a PR every time they walk in the gym. Although we love and celebrate when those things happen, the Athlete of the Month is made up of much more than physical ability. This person shows up, gives their best every time, and then gives a little more. They are hungry to learn and always ready to do the work. They support their fellow classmates and encourage them to reach their goals. This athlete embodies what we believe the CrossFit Austin Community should be about.

Our May Athlete of the Month is Isaiah Rosario! Isaiah came to us from Connecticut last summer. He joined with some experience under his belt and we’ve loved watching him continue to grow with us. Isaiah is normally a morning guy {no, not chicken o’clock}. He frequents the 7:30 & 8:30 am classes, but also joins the noon crew on occasion. Come join him for a WOD and muster up a little friendly competition. We guarantee he’ll push you. Congratulations Isaiah! We are thrilled to have you as this month’s Athlete of the Month.

State your Name and/or Nickname please:
Words to live by?isaiah1
Work Hard, Stay Humble
What is your fitness background?
Played Football, baseball and ran track throughout my high school years.
How long have you been CrossFitting?
On and off for about 2 years.
Take us back to your first day of CrossFit… How did you feel? How do you compare it to workouts today?
My first day at Crossfit was amazing. It reminded me of all the brutal football and track practices that I went through in high school. There is just something about pushing yourself to the limit and embracing the suck with everyone else in class. I honestly still get the same feeling I had since day one.
What’s your favorite part of CrossFit Austin?
EACH and EVERY person! When I first moved back to Austin I was nervous about starting over at a new box because I had built so many relationships at my previous box in Connecticut. But once I walked in on day 1, I knew this was the place for me.
Current Training Goals/PRs?
Continue to get better each and everyday
What is your cheat meal go to?
Whataburger, sweet tea and breakfast tacos or my mom’s Mexican food when she’s in town
Tell us about a moment you felt most proud of yourself during a workout.
I would probably say that I was proud of myself the first time I ever cleaned 225. It was during my first competition at my old box and that was a weight I had wanted to hit for a long time.
If you could create a WOD and name it for yourself, what would it be?
I’d call it Sweetness named after Chicago Bears Hall of Famer Walter Payton. The WOD would consist of thrusters (95) and hill sprints. This is how it would work:
20 thrusters, 5 hill sprints (up and back down is 1)isaiah2
19 and 5
18 and 5
etc…till you get to 1
***Beer and breakfast tacos would meet you at the end of the wod!
What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit?
-I love trying new foods
-I love to cook
-I love binge-watching shows
-I love listening to live music (especially country)
-I like meeting new people
Tell us something we don’t know about you…
I’m the first one in family to graduate from college
Longhorns or Aggies?
LONGHORNS! Sorry Wes but we all know who really runs this state! Hook ‘Em
Leave the fine folks of CrossFit Austin with some parting words…
Thank you to all the coaches and the rest of my fellow crossfitters at CFA. You guys have made my time here unforgettable and I love suffering with ya’ll day after day. I’m honored and humbled that I was picked for Athlete of the Month.