Burien Strength & Conditioning
Francisco "Paco" ROcha
The hardest part about fitness and exercise is the commitment and consistency. Much of my workouts comprised of your typical treadmill running, benching, curls, and ab crunches. I tended to plateau, get stuck in a rut, and found myself skipping the gym as things got boring. I found my fitness journey go through good and bad streaks and knew my routine needed an upgrade. I was introduced to the idea of CrossFit by my wife, who was also looking for something more exciting than your local global gym. As many, I was skeptical, and a little intimidated after Googling what CrossFit was all about. After a few months of training I was doing exercises and movements that challenged me in ways I would have never thought of doing on my own. Everyday was different, the workouts of the day were already programmed, and all I had to do was show up and give 100% effort. Although intimidated at first, a coach was always there to guide me, scale my WOD’s, and make sure I was getting the intended stimulus for that day’s workout. I couldn’t get enough. But what kept me coming back above all else was the amazing community, friends, and family I made along the way. Almost 3 years later I decided to pursue my Level 1 in efforts to encourage others to give CrossFit a try in hopes to better their lives through fitness and community.