Customer of the MonthNovember

Justin Galicia

The Strong Silent Type

Congratulations to Justin Galicia, the November 2022 BSC Athlete of the Month!

Where were you in your fitness journey before BSC and where are you now?
I first started CrossFit in 2013 when I was living in the Bay Area (GO Niners, Giants, and Warriors!). I wish I could’ve continued it non-stop over the last decade, but different life events such as moving, going back to school, and the pandemic got in the way. I continued to lift weights at globo gyms during my time away from CrossFit, but it wasn’t the same, and I am glad to be back at it.
What were your goals when you started, and have you achieved any of them?
My first WOD at BSC was the Capacity Test #1. I don’t remember my exact time, but I do remember it took me around 7 minutes to complete, and I only used a 35 lb kb. My goal was to beat that time at the RX weight, and I was able to do that the other day by shaving close to 2 ½ minutes off my original time. Now I need to work on getting my double-unders, muscle-ups, toes-to-bars and pretty much every other gymnastics movement.
What about BSC makes you keep coming back?
What keeps me coming back is everyone at the 11:30 class and the coaches. Every coach has given me tips that have helped me PR on a lot of my lifts.
When/what was your "ah ha!" moment?
I haven't had an “ah ha” moment yet, but it will probably happen when I’m finally able to string together 10 double-unders or get a muscle-up.
Does anyone at the gym (member or trainer) inspire you and why?
Along with all of the coaches for the 11:30 class, I also have to give a shoutout to Joe V for pushing me to lift heavier on those days when I am doubting myself.

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