I was born in San Diego, California in the year 1989. At an early age I found the love for physical fitness, running, and the sport of soccer. I was raised in Tijuana, Baja California just a couple miles south of the finest city in the United States, SD as we all know it. I lived in Tijuana the first years of my life, where violence is a norm on a daily basis. Cartels fighting for territory, people hustling to make a daily living, and taco carts on every corner of the city. With all of this on my mind, I knew that I wanted to stay away from all those negative paths of life and be successful. Fitness has always played a big part in order to accomplish this task. I learned that when you want to succeed as much as you want to breathe, that’s when you become successful. Believe when others doubt, work when others refuse, save when others waste, stay when others quit and you will win when others lose. Life is so much brighter when we focus on what truly matters and every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.
I coach because I enjoy helping others and influence athletes to believe that every champion was once a contender that refused to give up. Coaching at CrossFit Pistoleros is not just a job, it has been part of a visionary quest, something to give higher meaning to others lives. I enjoy motivating others to the fullest and see people laugh and smile while they work out because we all have problems at home in some way, so when I awake every day I am thankful and take that opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life. As a coach I make the best attempt to unlock an individual’s potential to maximize their own performance. Coaching is helping others learn rather than teaching them. We must all help each other understand that life begins at the end of our comfort zone and that life is not about how hard you can get hit, but about how hard you can get hit and still get up. If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, we can all find an excuse.
A lot of people ask why I CrossFit?
Well, here is the answer. When I was young my parents taught me to always go as far as I could see because once I got there I would be able to see even further and here I am. I enjoy working out with others, challenging myself, and motivating other individuals, but the most important reason is because in CrossFit there are no limits. You can go as hard as you want and as heavy as you desire, but at the end of the day the most important thing to remember is that fitness is not about being better than someone else. It’s about being better than you used to be. There are three things you should always keep in mind. Ability is what we as human beings are capable of doing. Motivation will always determine what you do, but attitude determines how well you do it. Always aim for success in life, at work, with your family, or at the gym. Success is not easy, otherwise all individuals would be successful. Success isn’t given, it is earned. On the track, on the field, in the gym, or at the CFP Box. With blood, sweat, and the occasional tear.
The bottom line is that if you want to change your life, you are going to have to do things differently. Sometimes you can read inspirational books, look up to others, or simply dedicate yourself to doing what you love in order to create a positive change in your life. If you desire change, you are going to have to step out of your comfort zone. As I, “CrossFit Ramos”, always point out, you are going to have to experience discomfort and pain in order to transform your life. Any change, whether it be an organization or personal, can be a painful process. However, the rewards of going through the change process are priceless.