CrossFit Hays » August 2016 Athlete of the Month: Oscar Garza

August 2016 Athlete of the Month: Oscar Garza

Congratulations to our August 2016 Athlete of the Month!

Oscar Garza

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I’m originally from Laredo, TX and have resided in Austin, TX for the past 14 years. I graduated from Texas State University with a Music Education degree. I taught at Austin ISD and Manor ISD; I’m currently employed with KIPP Austin Public Schools. Also, I’m a vocalist and trumpet player for Mariachi Relampago. On my time off, I enjoy riding my motorcycle.

 What brought you to CrossFit?

On my way home, I’d always see CrossFit Hays so I decided to stop by and inquire about it. I was tired of constantly feeling exhausted and lethargic throughout the day. I’ve heard great things about CrossFit and decided to give it a shot. I was never athletic in high school or college so this was a whole new experience for me. After attending several classes, I realized CrossFit worked the entire body and the workouts were fun. The coaches and athletes at CrossFit Hays are always supportive and encouraging.

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

6 months

How has CrossFit changed your life, lifestyle, level of fitness?

CrossFit has changed my life physically and mentally. Not only am I aware of the type of foods I consume, but CrossFit has boosted my self-esteem. I’ve lost close to 15 lbs. and feel great!

Favorite CrossFit lift/movement?

Deadlifts and T2B

Least favorite CrossFit lift/movement?

Overhead squats and rowing

Name one goal and/or personal record you would like to accomplish through CrossFit.

I’d like to compete in a local CrossFit competition within a year.

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