We’re ringing in the New Year with the biggest smile at the gym—Carlos Garcia. His attendance is as consistent as his positivity. Read on to learn more about Carlos.
WHAT INITIALLY GOT YOU INTO CROSSFIT AND WHAT KEEPS YOU COMING BACK?
I had been going to a regular gym for the last couple of years but got tired of the same old routine and started looking for something more challenging. After watching the CrossFit Games on TV one day I thought, “Hey, if that Fraser guy can do it, why can’t I”. Oh man, I was so naive. Life was ready to teach me another lesson and that is what I like about CrossFit. CrossFit reminds you to be humble, it reminds you that your background or fitness level does not matter. In here we are all the same, we are all facing new challenges or trying to improve. Nobody is perfect, unless you are that Fraser guy ;)
TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF. WHAT DO YOU DO OUTSIDE OF THE GYM?
When I’m not at work, I like to spend time with my family. Ask me about any kid’s playground or tv shows and I am sure we can sing the theme song together. Time with the kids can be as exhausting as any of Eazy’s holiday workouts, but at the same time and just like that, you cannot wait for the next one.
WHAT’S AN ACCOMPLISHMENT OR GOAL YOU’VE REACHED DUE TO CROSSFIT THAT’S MADE YOU THE MOST PROUD?
There are many things that I’m proud of since I started doing CrossFit but what I really like to celebrate are the small wins. That first rep or extra rep, being able to complete a WOD or just being able to show up at 5:30am.
IF THERE WAS ONE CROSSFIT MOVEMENT YOU’D LIKE TO PERFECT, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
There are so many that is hard to pick only one but I would have to say that the overhead squat is at the top of my list closely by those lovely double unders.
ANY ADVICE FOR SOMEONE INTERESTED IN TRYING OUT CROSSFIT?
Go for it! Like everything else in life, you have to try it or you will never know. With the right combination of great coaching (kudos to you guys), motivation and consistency you will enjoy CrossFit while getting in great shape surrounded by an awesome community.