Walter Carrera


 La Puente




 Civil Engineer

When did you first start CrossFitting?

 October 2020

When did you first start training at CFS? 

 Last Week of October 2020 was my first CrossFit workout

Favorite WOD?

 Back Squats

Least Favorite Movements?

 Farmer Carries

Tell us about your sports & fitness background. 

 Played soccer for about 13 years but also was played basketball and football with friends. 

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

 My friend Greg Laveaga who trained at CFS at the time was the person that introduced me to CrossFit. I have never tried CrossFit before and my first WOD was the intro class with Jonathan and felt like I was about to die but I enjoyed every second of it. 

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

 I had stopped playing sports and was overall not active for a few years before I started CF but I feel much more energized through my day and a lot stronger both mentally and physically as CF really pushes you mentally to complete the workouts. 

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

Looking forward to the challenge in every class as every workout is always just a little bit different. Never though I looked forward to working out in a gym as my previous physical activity was always outdoors. 

Please share with us your favorite CFS memory.

 I have so many memories from goofing around in the gym to setting new PRs but my favorite is getting my first pull up during the open workouts in early 2022

Any advice for people just getting started? 

 Come in with an open mind and ready to give 100% effort. We are all on different fitness levels but we share the same goal which is to continue improving ourselves 1 day at a time. Compete only with yourself and the results will come.

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

I love sports so attending football and soccer games and enjoy traveling all over the world.