Gene Ramirez

"Mean Gene"

My first CrossFit experience was from a friend encouraging me to join them for a WOD at their gym. I always thought I was in pretty good shape; I figured I would just walk in and kill the WOD. Halfway through the WOD everyone around me was progressing faster and moving a lot more weight than me… this is hard! Post WOD, as I lay in a puddle of sweat, grasping for air I reflected on the brutality I just experienced and thought to myself “I can’t wait to come back and do this again!”

I’ve now been doing CrossFit for over four years. I love the intensity, the competition, the camaraderie but most of all I love the challenge of making myself and others better every day. I love member’s reactions to their own and others hard work paying off. Being one of the “smaller” guys at the gym I enjoy when body weight movements are in the WOD as they play to my strengths but also enjoy the challenge of keeping up with the big guys in Olympic weightlifting.

 

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Athletic Accomplishments

  • Atlas Blarney Stone Competition - 2014
  • Pound-4-Pound Competition - 2016, 2015
  • WODs for TOTS - 2016, 2015