Crossfit was founded in 2000 in California – a combination of high intensity training, weight-lifting and more – and over the last 10 years has spread like fitness wildfire.
Wonder why your bartender at your favorite bar or the concierge at your resort is looking so ripped? CROSSFIT.
If you haven’t seen this HILARIOUS (and pretty spot-on video) about Crossfit talk and its cultishness, please watch.
Sorry…I get off topic. Just last weekend, members of the San Pedro, Belize WOD Zone headed up to Merida, Mexico for a competition. Keep in mind that the daily AVERAGE high for the month of May in Merida is 97 degrees. And the population of just that city is almost double that of the country of Belize.
(It also happens to be a GORGEOUS city – check out some of my posts below about last year’s visit.)
Ricky Luna and Lucien Pollard, two coaches, headed up with a handful of supporters to compete and represent our country. (Ricky on the left, Lucien on the right)
I met Ricky on one of my first trips to Belize – in 2007, he was an apprentice tour guide at one of the shops in town. Shy and super cute.
In 2013, he was working on his father-in-law’s boat, the Lady Leslie and looked like this.
Now two years later, he is a coaching at Crossfit and WINNING in the Intermediate Group in Merida Mexico.
Here are some pictures from the competition. Winner of the Intermediate group…Ricky!
Here is part of the work-out for the competition. See what I mean by another language? All we laymen need to know is this is BRUTAL.
AND he and his wife Jessie are the parents of a gorgeous new baby girl, Sophia. Here is a picture of Baby Ricky and Baby Sophia. CLEARLY father and daughter.
GOOOOOO TEAM BELIZE and congratulations Ricky and Lucien.