Originally born in Brazil, the country known for soccer, Doug grew up playing soccer. As in any traditional Brazilian family, a soccer ball is a must. In 2012, Doug was introduced to CrossFit by a good friend. What caught his attention at first was this “military style” of exercise in the sense that you run, jump, do pull-ups, push-ups, you name it and CrossFitters do it. He particularly loved the personal and mental challenges that CrossFit offers, especially through the many benchmark WODs that are repeated to measure progress.
Doug really enjoys the camaraderie in CrossFit – being able to workout in a group of people, in an environment where everybody is pushing everybody else, and everyone is cheering for each other to finish strong. As a coach, Doug now enjoys what he always found himself doing naturally anyway, helping teammates in class, especially beginners, as it can sometimes be a little intimidating at first, or pushing that good friend to strive to workout a little harder but never forget to have fun! Besides being an avid CrossFitter, Doug is blessed with two beautiful children, Beatriz and Lucas, and a lovely wife, Karla.
Doug holds the following certifications:
- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certification
- CPR/AED Certification