Marco T, aka Alien, has been doing CrossFit for 4 years, coming from a professional roller derby background of 10 years. They began CrossFit to cross-train for roller derby. After joining CrossFit and falling in love with it and the amazing community CFA has they also developed a crush on Olympic Weightlifting which led them to compete in a few weightlifting meets.
Alien is originally from Chihuahua, Mexico where he has trained and coached a couple of roller derby teams to nationals.
When Alien is not in their natural habitat at the gym or on the track you can find them shredding it down at the skate park, watching anime, and living their best life (EOW!).
Accolades: MVP at North American Roller Derby Playoff in 2016 and MVP at Roller Derby World Cup 2017
CrossFit Level One (CF-L1)
A message from Marco:
For someone who started playing sports late, and participating in fitness programs much later into their adult life, I know firsthand how intimidating it can be to begin. What I have learned is that after that first initial phase of discomfort and uncertainty of doing something new is subsiding, what comes next is something magical. A chance to fall in love with yourself, and a nod to your body to let it know that you are taking care of it and you’re here for the long run <3.
Fitness has also impacted my life in a lot of positive ways. Playing team sports and working out in groups has awakened a social part of me that I didn’t know existed. It has rewarded me with an amazing community and I have found a new appreciation for life itself. Most definitely one of the best decisions I have ever made.
Knowing what CFA’s community has done for other members and coaches has inspired me to try and share this experience with others who are seeking a safe space and a chance to learn the wonders of fitness.