Our September Member Spotlight is Carlos….aka CLOS, aka one of the twin towers. Carlos was our pick because of his dedication to getting to the gym, his no quit attitude, and commitment to living healthy. He is one of our youngest members, but has put a priority on eating clean and staying strong and healthy. It was obvious Carlos was a solid athlete when he first started with us, but we were surprised how quickly he was able to pick up on Olympic weightlifting and our toughest gymnastics movements. Carlos has one of the best attitudes in the gym. He literally walks through the doors each day with a smile on his face, especially if he sees running in the workout. Carlos also works hard outside the box. A little known fact is that Carlos works around the corner from both Melissa’s office and Jackson’s school. When we drop Jax off at the ripe hour of 7:45 am each morning, Carlos’s car is already at his office and it’s usually the only one there. Since he has a lengthy commute from Brookfield, Carlos is up and at it before the sun rises, pounding down the six eggs he always eats for breakfast (this kid eats like an NFL offensive lineman). But that’s CLOS. We’re happy he found us and can’t wait to see him continue to kick ass at 203!!!!!
Name: Carlos Aurelio Januth Junior
Where are you originally from? I was born in Rondon do Para in Brasil and moved to Brookfield when I was only 11 years old.
What high school did you attend? I attended Brookfield High School and graduated in 2011
Favorite sports teams: I love soccer even though I suck at it, so Brasil’s national soccer team is my favorite team.
What do you do for work? I work in construction as an estimator and many may think I work out in the field, but most of the time you can find me inside a warm cozy office eating my mixed nuts.
When and why did you start CrossFit: This may sound silly but the reason why I started CrossFit is because I was making a lot of stupid choices in my life, the choices that a lot of people my age make. I wanted to fill all my free time with things that would keep me busy. Kaitlyn talked me into trying Crossfit and I also started taking dance lessons. I have been at Crossfit203 since last October and I can’t get enough of it.
Favorite and Least Favorite Lift?: I love power cleans and my least favorite lift is the freaking Thruster, man I really do not like that movement.
What was your first workout, and what did you think after finishing? I remember one with power snatches, burpees and shoulder to overhead…..pretty much all the things I am not very fond of in CrossFit. I loved the fact that it showed my weaknesses and it made me want to come back for more.
Greateast CrossFit Achievement so far: I will never forget the day I did 50 double-unders in a row, that day was magical.
CrossFit Goal for 2014 and beyond: To be able to squat snatch my body weight and keep my shirt on. Sometimes it gets too hot and I can’t take it, and other times I just don’t know what gets into me.
One interesting thing about yourself not related to CrossFit: I love to cook and bake. I think the whole process is a beautiful thing. If you look me up you will see a picture of me cooking with a bunch of kids, good times. If I was rich I would, CrossFit, dance and cook all day.
Complete the sentence, “CrossFit should….” be part of everyone’s life. People often say “oh why did I bring up CrossFit, now he won’t stop talking about it.” I cannot stop talking about it because it is so damn great. This very open and cheerful community that we have cannot be duplicated. I always get the chills when there is one person left and everyone is surrounding him/her and cheering their hearts out it. It makes me want to run over there and help them lift that weight up. It is priceless.
If I’m not at the box, you can probably find me….: Eating, reading a book or sleeping. Yeah I know, I’m pretty boring.
Other comments?: I might be going out Saturday night, but I will make sure I get enough sleep to go the box on Sunday morning. I love those Sunday partner workouts!!!!
Lizette, Teresa and Mindy start the WOD with the 6 am crew
Alberto, Bill and Leon working through “The Seven”
Mike A. and Lou
Loved Tony’s shirt today!