CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, CF-L2 , USAW-L1SP

Hello and welcome to our great box! My name is Mauricio, better known as Sho, and have been a member of CrossFit Annandale (CFA) since I began CrossFit in October of 2011. I obtained my CrossFit Level One Certification in August of 2013 and began coaching at CFA in October of 2013.

Sports and fitness have always been an important part of my life. I have been involved in many sports throughout my life, from representing El Salvador in the Junior Table Tennis team, to being a member of my high school basketball and track team. After moving to the United States in 2002, I continued to be involved in sports by playing basketball and soccer in local community and church leagues. I discovered CrossFit by watching a replay of the 2011 CrossFit Games and was so intrigued I had to try it. I am sure most of you can relate when I say that I was hooked after my first WOD!

I decided to become a coach after realizing how much I enjoyed helping my fellow athletes improve their lifts, performance, and reach their fitness goals. It’s an indescribable feeling to see someone kill their goats after working with them for some time.  My goal as a coach is to help and motivate you to a better fitness level, just as I experienced.

Since joining CrossFit, I have participated in numerous competitions, including Team Superfit DC (2012 & 2013) alongside fellow Coach Sam Man, aka Coach Bestmode, Beef-a-King 2013 in Fredericksburg, VA and second place at the 2013 South County Throwdown in Springfield, VA.

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