August Athlete of the Month-Christian Saracay



Tell us a little about yourself: Age? Occupation? Married/Single? Kids?

I am 30 years old and single. No kids just the tons of nieces and nephews I have the joy of spending time with.

What is your athletic background? Hobbies?

I enjoy playing sports, played baseball, and was an active salsa dancer during my college years and teach Latin dance as a hobby.

If you could program a WOD for CFM, what would it be? 

6 -8 rounds

12 Hang cleans, power cleans, squat cleans, clean and jerk 

Hand stand walk

10 burpees

30 D/U

10 GHD

2 M/U

What are your favorite meals or "Cheat" foods?

 I love food in general so if it looks great I am just going to eat it.

What song do you hope comes on mid-WOD?

 AC/DC highway to hell, Jay-z-DOA

Favorite & least favorite CrossFit movements? Why?

Favorite: Cleans (all movements) and push press.

My favorite movement would have to be any position of cleans. It gives me a send of an all body workout and to me I feel is the most important movement since it is tied to majority of other movements.

Least favorite would probably be snatch. I find it the most challenging for my body and it takes my upper body much longer to recover from. 

What is your most recent PR? What is your next goal? 

My most recent PR would have to be surpassing my one rep max for Push press, and squat cleans as well as being able to do a M/U

What keeps you coming back to CFM to achieve your goals?

When I first started at CFM, I was just coming off an illness as well as relocating to Murrieta. Fortunately my brother invited me to the box and I have never looked back since. The community at CFM is great and I especially enjoy having great coaches who only look out for your best interest. 

CFM has given me an outlet to exhaust all my issues weather it be physical, mental, or emotional and through it I have seen rewards that have impacted me in pushing myself even more.

Any advice to those who are just starting out?

As a newbie, it will definitely feel awkward and out of place however it is worth coming to. When you come, get ready to work and stay consistent. It does not matter what level you're at as long as you get the job done. Enjoy and trust the process. With the help of the community and the coaches, you will come to realize that the destination you have in mind, isn't as rewarding as the journey you have taken.

Sheina Nilsen