Athlete Spotlight: Mauricio Lopez

Name: Mauricio Lopez
Age: 39
Occupation: Self employee
Hometown: Colombia
Class time do you usually attend: 8:00am
Favorite WOD: Rowing Machine
Favorite CF Movement: DB Power snatch
Least Favorite CF Movement: Squat snatch
3RM Back Squat: 🙂
1RM Deadlift: 275
Favorite Food: Mexican and Colombian fast food
Favorite Movie: Shrek
Favorite Athlete: Lionel Messi
Dream Job: I think I got it…
Dream Vacation Destination: Maldives
If you could have any superpower…: I would have the ability to control time: reverse it, slow it down, and speed it up whenever I pleased.
Favorite Motivational Quote:Nothing is impossible”
How long have you been doing CrossFit?: Since August 2016
How did you first discover CrossFit and what made you decide to start?: Driving by every day. I decided to try a different way to exercise other than going to a regular gym.
Tell us about your fitness/sports background: I have played soccer all my life.
What sorts of positive changes (mental, physical, emotional) have you noticed in your life since getting involved at No Excuses?:  I feel more energetic and it helps me to manage my stress levels.
Who or what keeps you coming back and motivated?: For my family, staying healthy is a priority
In what other ways do you use your fitness?: I play soccer at least twice per week.
Please share with us a favorite CrossFit or No Excuses moment: Competing for the first time at No Excuses when I was not prepared for it…Brandon made me do it…LOL, It was really fun!
Name one goal you would like to achieve in the next year: Lose some weight and get stronger, but first I need to figure out how to stop the weekend from ruining my diet…
Tell us about your hobbies and interests outside of the gym: Horseback riding, I enjoy any outdoor activities.
What advice do you have for someone just starting CrossFit or is on the fence about starting?: DO IT! YOU’LL HAVE FUN. CrossFit is the best. It can absolutely help anyone to improve physical strength, agility, and much more…
What do you love most about No Excuses?: Great coaches and friendly environment!
 Coach Brandon’s take: “It’s always great to see Mauricio at the gym because he always has a smile on his face even after a tough workout. He has really good stamina and knows how to keep pushing during a workout, which is why he usually has one of the time scores on the whiteboard. We are so thankful to have Mauricio and his family at No Excuses CrossFit!”