CFS Athelete Profile: Bird De La Torre

CFS Athlete Profile Questionnaire

First Name & Last Initial *

Bird De La Torre.

 

 

Hometown

 South Side Chicago, Illinois. #FlyTheW!

 Currently Reside in Whittier.

Age

 29

Occupation

 Legal Representative in Workers Comp,. Lawyer Pending.

When did you first start CrossFitting?

 January 2013 at 24 hours fitness with John himself and his garage.

 When did you first start training at CFS?

 Since Day 1. OG member.

Favorite WOD

Where to begin… 1. Filthy Fifty (if youre ever in a class with me Im always down to this workout)

2. Die for me Die for you 3. Anything with deadlifts, bench press, press 4. Karen is fun 5. Oso 6. Loredo is a fun one 7. Murph is always awesome 8. Any 30 min AMRAP

Least Favorite WOD

 Not really one that comes to mind to be honest. Maybe that mile run progression, YOLO, I think its called. Really not a fan of going to class and when its over not feeling like I died, so any workout that doesn’t put you in the hurt box I would say.

Tell us about your sports & fitness background.

 Played Basketball my entire life, still to this day.

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? Take us back to your first WOD… what was it, and how did it feel?

John Introduced it to me to Crossfit back in 2013. Still contemplating whether I hate him or love it for it. First WOD we ever did was Cindy at 24 hour fitness. How did it make me feel….I was pretty positive I was going to die as 4 minutes in I turned pale white and laid down in a fettle position for a couple of hours.

What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CF? (before / after)

 Stronger, stamina is better, can do burpees and some gymnastics things that I never that I could do.

What sort of changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like CrossFit that were totally unexpected?

 Confidence and Courage to take on anything that Im unfamiliar with and keep moving forward till its over. Sometimes in life, as well as workouts, you feel like you can’t complete things or take life head on, but somehow with confidence you just have to go for it and see what you can accomplish. You will surprise yourself.

Please share with us any favorite CrossFit / CFS moments.

Creating the greatest of all time WOD with Carlos Moroyoqui. Die for me Die for you.

Walking in and seeing Bench Press/deadlift/Presses on the board.

Any advice for people just getting started?

 Try something new and not to be afraid about not knowing how to do a certain movement, or unable to do a workout. You will honestly surprise what you are capable and will be capable of after doing crossfit for a couple of months.

What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit? 

Hobbies: hanging out with family and friends having a good time. Grilling. Playing basketball, or sports. Watching Sports. Doing nothing on my spare time.

Interest: Sports, video games, Movies.

Talents: Making great looking kids. 


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