November Athlete of the Month – Garrick Moreno

1: Where are you from originally?

I am originally from San Antonio, TX but I now live in Dallas, TX.

2. What is your favorite WOD/movement?

My favorite WOD is a “Fight Gone Bad” and my favorite movement is Squat Cleans.

3. What is your least favorite WOD/ Movement?

My least favorite movement is Thrusters.

4. What were you doing before CrossFit? How did you hear about CrossFit and/ CrossFit Northlake?

  • I was doing P90X2 and Insanity prior to CrossFit.
  • I started doing CrossFit while on assignment in Houston 2 years ago.
  • CrossFit Northlake was near to my hotel and had great reviews, so it is a great choice.

5. What other sports or activities do you participate in as a family besides CrossFit?

My activities besides CrossFit is anything outdoors with my girls; i.e. biking, flying kites, swimming or going to the park.

6. How many times per week do you CrossFit?

I CrossFit 5-6 times a week. I have invested in a home box with the essentials but I love my three days in CrossFit Northlake.

7. What is your athletic background?

I played football from the time I was a young boy through my Junior year of College.

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

  • My first thought was that CrossFit Northlake RUNS A LOT!!!
  • The CrossFit ladies are extremely strong and competitive!!!

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

Everytime I go to CrossFit Northlake, it is a real blessing. I get to work out with my colleagues from work and the athletes in the 6am class are amazing and friendly.

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

  • Do not be afraid to scale work within yourself
  • Make mobility a priority
  • Go Hard and have fun

11. What is your eating style?

Since I have a corporate apartment now, I can manage eating a paleo’ish diet. I try to eat meat and veggies and have my portions of avocado and sweet potato.

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

I am very excited to say that I am doing things I have never done before. I can string five kipping pull ups, I can do HSPU, my endurance is at an all-time high, I am more flexible than I have ever been and my OLY Technique is heavily improved and I have hit PR’s on all of my lifts.

13. What do you do for a living?

I am a Technology Consultant for Accenture. I am on assignment with SABIC located here in Huntersville

14. What drive you to be an active family?

I use to be 300lbs. I was getting bigger by the week. When my first daughter was born I decieded it was time to make changes. Make no doubt that I still have my vices but I have learned to compensate with physical activity mainly CrossFit. My beautiful girls drive me to be a better husband, dad, professional and person.

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