Spotlight Athlete: Pete Sereno



Name:Pete Sereno


Occupation:Financial Planner

Hometown:Originally from Pittsburgh, grew up in South Florida

Which class time do you usually attend?6 pm

Favorite WOD: n/a

Favorite CF Movement: Handstand push ups

Least Favorite CF Movement: Overhead squat

3RM Back Squat:255

1RM Deadlift:325

Favorite Food: Fresh fish

Favorite Movie: Gladiator

Favorite Athlete:Troy Polamalu

Dream Job:Making omelets at a breakfast buffet

Dream Vacation Destination:Anything tropical

If you could have any super power… Fly

Favorite Motivational Quote:“The best way to find yourself is in the service of others.”

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

January 2018


How did you first discover CrossFit and what made you decide to start?

My wife’s uncle introduced me, and I was attracted to the structure and discipline of the coach-assisted WOD.


Tell us about your fitness/sports background:

Surfed as a kid, played football and soccer. Still play soccer to this day.


What sorts of positive changes (mental, physical, emotional) have you noticed in your life since getting involved at No Excuses?

Certainly, physical changes as I hadn’t worked out in years. Still a way to go.


Who or what keeps you coming back and motivated?

I enjoy the unique challenge each WOD presents.


In what other ways do you use your fitness?

My strength and stamina on the soccer field are much, much better now.


Please share with us a favorite CrossFit or No Excuses moment.

Pushing to finish WODs and celebrate PRs with other athletes.


Name one goal you would like to achieve in the next year (doesn’t have to be CrossFit related, but it can be)

Bar muscle up


Tell us about your hobbies and interests outside of the gym:

Being my daughters’ biggest fans in in all they do.


What advice do you have for someone just starting CrossFit or is on the fence about starting?



What do you love most about No Excuses?

The engagement of the coaching staff and the camaraderie with the other athletes


Coach Adam’s Take:“Pete is an athlete that is always self-evaluating! Though aware of his strengths, Pete is also very aware of his weaknesses, and is constantly making a push to improve his technique. I’ve gotten to see Pete improve by leaps and bounds, over the last several months, but that has never halted his progress or his continuous push to improve! As a coach, I’m very excited to see what kind of results we will see, for Pete, in 2019.”