Most of you probably know Carlos S. from his fast times and heavy lifts on the WhiteBoard, And while he’s one of the most beautiful movers and outstanding athletes out there, he’s also one of the kindest and most generous we know. He loves to help people fine-tune movement, whether it’s a high level skills like muscle ups or basic body upkeep with mobility drills. He’s been amazing to have as an athlete here for over four years and we are thrilled to announce him as our next Cove Coach! Making the transition from athlete to coach isn’t always easy, but we know this community will rally around him and support him in his new role. He’s a wealth of information and so eager to make a difference, so please tap into that. We asked him to give us a few thoughts on his journey and how he approaches fitness, so take a look below. We built this place to be a ‘playground’ where things that once seemed impossible no longer are – and it’s clear he shares that belief. Welcome aboard Carlos. Let’s play!
“I first came across CrossFit when I watched the 2015 CrossFit games documentary (“The Fittest on Earth”) and I remember thinking how cool it was, I mean, these people were able to do just about everything from weightlifting to gymnastics, double-unders, handstand walks and more. It was amazing to see and thought I might want to try that one day. A year later I found myself getting bored of regular gym training with no results, I found the Cove through a simple online search and jumped on their free week trial. This place has become such an important part of my life since then. As an athlete I’ve worked my way up from scaled to Rx and learned a ton of new skills, but for me, it’s not just about working out. I used to be very introverted and straightforward, but the people here are genuinely nice and friendly and I couldn’t help making new friends and being social. The Cove has changed me in so many ways.
I now see CrossFit as a huge playground for adults, where you are challenged to take on a series of tasks that you need to complete to best achieve your goals. In my case, I enjoy doing that on a high level for myself. And as a coach, I look forward to helping people reach their potential so they can enjoy it on whatever level they are striving for.”
Carlos from last year’s Memorial Day Murph (coming soon!)