CrossFit Deep Athlete Feature: Edgar Gomez
This week's CrossFit Deep athlete feature has been CrossFitting for almost 3 years and has been a part of the Deep community for almost two. If you don't already know him, you're missing out. Get to know CrossFit Deep athlete, Edgar Gomez!
Edgar started CrossFitting at CF Deep back in May of 2015 and has not let up.
"I've been CrossFitting for almost 3 years now and I seriously can not see myself doing any other type of fitness. I'm not sure it it's the constant challenge of the WODs or the community aspect of CrossFit that keeps me motivated and coming back every day, but i'm hooked."
Prior to starting CrossFit Edgar never really found a consistent fitness regiment.
"Before CrossFit I honestly didn't do much, but I would occasionally play tennis with friends or go for runs. It wasn't until I found CrossFit that I became fitness oriented."
Alongside his weekly CrossFit training classes Edgar has also picked up a new sport... RUGBY!
"I'm currently playing rugby with the Dallas Diablos RFC and I love it! I normally go to practice twice a week after CF and I play a flanker in the team."
Since joining CF Deep Edgar has seen significant improvements both physically and mentally.
"I've improved so much since I joined Deep. I've lost a lot of weight in the process, my strength has increased tremendously, but I think most importantly I've learned to rely on my mind to push through the WODs - thanks to the constant self-encouragement and the encouragement of the coaches."
Next up on Edgar's CrossFit bucket list is getting the infamous muscle-ups and chest-to-bar pull-ups.
Outside of work as the leasing consultant for The Davis Building Downtown you can find him in the kitchen baking!
"My biggest guilty pleasure in the world is cake! I understand I shouldn't indulge as much, but what can I say? I love cake!! I really enjoy baking and even though I don't have a lot of free time for it; every time I get a cake request from a family member or a friend I try to make it happen."
Next time you see Edgar be sure to congratulate him on all his CF accomplishments, and while you're at it go ahead and put in a cake order you know you want to!