Originally born in Brazil, the country in which is known for one of the best Soccer teams, I pretty much grew up in the U.S playing soccer as a kid. As any traditional Brazilian family, a soccer ball is a must.
In 2012 a good friend introduced me to CrossFit. I loved the personal and mental challenges that CrossFit offered me, especially through the many benchmark CrossFit WODs that you get to repeat and see your progression or where you need to improve. I really enjoyed the camaraderie in CrossFit, being able to workout in a group of people, where everybody is pushing everybody, and everyone is cheering for you to finish strong.
As a coach now I get to enjoy what I always found myself doing indirectly, whether that was helping my teammates in class, especially the beginners, as it can sometimes be a little intimidating at first or pushing that good friend of yours to strive to workout a little harder. Most important is to never forget to have fun!
Besides CrossFitting, I’m blessed with two beautiful children, Beatriz and Lucas, and a lovely wife Karla.
Doug hold the following certifications;
- CrossFit L1 Trainer Certification
- CPR/AED Certification