Athlete Spotlight: Manny


If you come to evening classes or any of our recent events, then good chance you know Manny. He’s also a motorcycle cop so maybe he’s pulled you over at some point 🙂 Manny is awesome and has progressed tremendously in the year+ he’s been a member of LAX. He’s not only regularly Rx’ing workouts, but beating people half his age. Dude is killing it and having fun while doing it. It’s a pleasure to have him as part of our community, so we thought you might like to get to know him a little bit better… (PS, he’s already signed up for the CrossFit Open, are you???)

I had to dig through our photo archives to find the one on the left. Hard to believe it's even the same person.

I had to dig through our photo archives to find the one on the left. Hard to believe it’s even the same person.

What’s your favorite cooking spice?


What’s your favorite show ever?

I’ve been watching 60 minutes since I was a kid.

Rest day means what?

Rest day/off day means i can sleep in and best of all take a nap!

How long, do you think it would it take you to do a Burpee Mile?

Burpee Mile would take me all Day! I’ve hated burpees since the Police Academy, we did a lot of them.

What’s you favorite action movie?


For when he's gotta jump off the bike, or over it!

For when he’s gotta jump off the bike, or over it!

Where did you go to high school?

Canoga Park High School

If you were a teacher, what would you teach?

If i were a teacher I’d teach a class for young boys on how to become Men…kinda of an etiquette class for high school boys.

If you were reincarnated as a piece of equipment, what would it be and why?

F-16 Fighter Jet. Nothing like being able to soar through the sky and kick aSs!

If you could only do one workout for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Cycling, I want to do a Century this year.

Do you celebrate your WODiverssary? Do you know when it is and/or what your first WOD was?

WOD Anniversary 01/06/15.

Manny's mobility might be one of his biggest improvements!

Manny’s mobility might be one of his biggest improvements!

How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie roll pop? Explain your answer.

I have no idea how many licks to the center of a tootsie pop, I’ve lost 23lbs since starting crossfit and try to stay away from candy. Sweets are my weakness.

If you were trying to impress another CrossFit member what dish would you cook/make them?

The dish I’d cook to impress a CrossFit member is,…I’ver been eating a lot of Bison lately. I’d grill a Tomahawk cut Bison steak from the Honest Bison.

Workout of the Day 2/1/2016 – Monday


A. Maintenance
E2MOM 8:
5 Front Squats

B. Focus Met-Con
CF Open 13.3/12.3
150 Wall Balls (20#/14#)
90 Double Unders
30 Muscle-Ups

If you don’t finish the 150 Wall Balls within 12 minutes, keep going and score your Karen time (Karen = 150 Wall Balls for time).

CrossFit 101

Push Press 3 x 5
Push Jerk 3 x 5

10 Push Press
10 Box Jumps
10 Wall Balls