Chuy began coaching because he passionately believes in the life-changing benefits of functional fitness. He attributes his highest level of strength and fitness, and happiest years because of CrossFit. His goal as a CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting coach is to inspire everyone that walks in through the doors of Resident CrossFit to make long-term lifestyle changes, and he strongly believes that CrossFit’s scalable intensity and commitment to functional movement makes it the perfect program for people of all ages and abilities.
Chuy believes that the psychology of sport and fitness training plays a vital role in the success of any program. He fosters a positive training environment to help members overcome self-doubt or perceived limitations to achieve their full potential.
“I have always been a fan of the underdog. And always will be. Nothing motivates me more than when a person or group of people doubt or put-down somebody else. I will do everything possible to befriend and help an underdog. Coaching CrossFit has helped me use that fire and passion inside to help others. I truly believe my calling was to teach and to help others, but never knew what way until I found CrossFit. I love what we have created and what we have become here at Resident CrossFit. You guys are an extended family. Hashtag Gym Fam.” -Chuy
Aside from CrossFit and Weightlifting, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Mary, and daughter, Camila. One of their favorite things to do is travel and eat the local specialties. His favorite type of food to date is Puerto Rican and Vietnamese. But nothing makes him happier than hanging out with his girls at the Oakland Coliseum watching their beloved Oakland A’s.
- CrossFit Level-1 Trainer
- CrossFit Mobility Trainer
- CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer
- USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach Level 2
- USA Weightlifting National Coach (2015, 2016)
- Zygmunt Smalcerz, USA National Head Coach Seminar
- Dimitry Klokov Weightlifting Seminar
- California Strength Weightlifting Seminar
- Outlaw Barbell Weightlifting Seminar
- The Outlaw Way CrossFit/Weightlifting Seminar
- Fluent in: Spanish, English & Portuguese