Andre Ramirez started doing CrossFit in March 2015. Before he discovered Primal Ape, he played competitive football, and worked out 2-3x a week. 

"I did a couple of movements like air squats and box jumps and was feeling confident. Then Coach Jude asked me to do 100 burpees in 10 mins. I didn’t even make it to 80", Andre laughed as he recalled his first CrossFit workout.

Fast forward today, Andre has nothing but love for CrossFit and for his boxmates.

"It's amazing to come to the box and see my friends and work out all together, pushing each other, cheering each other on to finish the workout . It really does provide added motivation", he said.

Ever the competitive athlete, Andre's participated in several throwdowns - among them, Primal Ape CF Brodown, BenchmarkBattle Series 1, and the 2016 Reebok CrossFit Open. He also qualified for the upcoming X45 Challenge in Malaysia on August 12-14, 2016.

"I join competitions to test my skills and push myself.  In competitions, you will always meet other people better than you and will help you find areas to work on", says Andre.

"Andre is dedicated to bettering himself. He puts in extra necessary work on his own time. He enjoys the process and is a great example to his other boxmates. He is our Athlete of the Month for July", said Head Coach Trever Love.

 Andre's continuing transformation into this passionate athlete shows that with discipline and dedication, one can really push the limits and achieve a higher level of fitness.

Words by Cj Lampad

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