September Athlete of The Month || Marco Ramos!
Our September Athlete of the Month is Marco Ramos! Marco has been a part of the CrossFit Austin Community for about a year and a half! From day one, he’s been a happy and welcoming guy in class. He gets in here and works hard in every single class. Marco is a perfect example of using his fitness outside of the gym with all the awesome activities he does too! He’s and outdoors man of many sorts and the training he does here, helps him enjoy that even more. Marco exemplifies so many of the qualities we look for in an AOM and has shown some awesome progress in his time here. Marco, the CFA Team is proud to honor you as our September Athlete of the Month and as an awesome part of this community. Thanks for your all your hard work and we look forward to seeing all you accomplish in the years to come! Congratulations!
Words to live by?
Slow but steady wins the race.
What is your fitness background?
My background is fairly new. I started my fitness journey 10 years ago. I began as a runner and completed 3 full marathons. I have done my share of workout videos such as P90X and Shaun T’s Insanity. I joined my first CrossFit gym in 2014.
How long have you been CrossFitting?
Take us back to your first day of CrossFit… How did you feel? How do you compare it to workouts today?
I was lost in my first class. The coach spoke in a short hand and now makes sense. This shorthand were words to describe the work or the movements. It was the first time I saw AMRAP, EMOM, cleans, and thrusters.What’s your favorite part of CrossFit Austin?
My favorite part is the Community. Everyone is supportive and wants to you succeed.
Current Training Goals/PRs?
I am happy with slow growth. I am trying my hardest not to get injured.
What advice do you have for folks just starting out in CrossFit?
I would suggest to commit for one year and attend consistently. Don’t eat before class.
What is your cheat meal go to?
I don’t have a go to cheat meal. If I am going to cheat, it’s going to have plenty of calories and have no nutritional value.
How do you use your fitness outside of the gym?
I use my fitness in hiking, maneuvering in a tight space when I go caving, running town lake, around the house, or opening a jar.
Tell us about a moment you felt most proud of yourself during a workout.
My proudest moment in CrossFit was my first RX WOD.
If you could create a WOD and name it for yourself, what would it be?
I wouldn’t know where to begin.
What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit?
I like to explore and travel. I can dance East Coast Swing, Lindy hop, and Blues. I am learning how to cook.
Tell us something we don’t know about you…
I have a level 1 sommelier, but I drink beer and spirits. I searching for the perfect Negroni recipe. I enjoy festivals such as Okterberfest. My favorite holiday is Halloween.