CrossFit Virilis March 2024 Member of the Month: Andy Salazar

Meet our extraordinary Member of the Month, Andy Salazar!  A dedicated CrossFit enthusiast for the past 7 years, Andy finds joy in the challenging “Helen” workout and loves to clean; power clean that is!  For him, CrossFit isn’t just a workout – it’s a journey to build and maintain physical and mental strength, with the added bonus of pure enjoyment.  Sushi aficionado Andy shares that CrossFit Virilis has provided the structure he needs to establish healthy habits, while also being the place where he met his beautiful wife, Coach Roz! Reflecting on a remarkable journey from addiction to sobriety, Andy credits CrossFit for instilling in him a sense of self-worth and proving that he is worth saving.  Cheers to 9 years of sobriety and countless moments of triumph!

How long have you been doing CrossFit?
 7 Years.
What’s your favorite workout?
What’s your favorite movement?
My favorite movement is the power clean.
Why do you do CrossFit?
I do Crossfit to get strong and stay strong, build mental strength and its fun.
What meal could you eat every day for the rest of your life?
Sushi, Sushi, Sushi.
What has CFV helped you do, achieve?
CFV has help be create structure in my life that helps me build healthy habits.
If you could have dinner with anyone dead or alive, who would it be and why?
My cousins Angel and Chris.  They passed away too soon.  I would just love to talk to them and see them again.
Top three favorite movies.
Man of Steel, Goodfellas, and American Psycho.
What makes you the happiest?
Being around family and going on adventures with my wife.
Anything else you want to add?

I met my beautiful wife, Coach Roz, at CFV.

For a big part of my life I was caught in a cycle of drug addiction and alcoholism.  I went to a treatment center in Dec 2014 where I was introduced to CrossFit.  It was actually part of the curriculum, lol.  I thought it was crazy.  Like what does this have to do with sobriety?  In my addiction I NEVER worked out.  Surprise, huh. CrossFit soon became my favorite part of my day.  It showed me that I was worth saving.  I was able built self confidence, self-esteem, mental strength and have fun while doing it.  I can say that being a part of CFV has changed my life.  I have had many ups and downs since I walked out of the safety of that treatment center. When you leave treatment the staff tries there best to prepare you for your sobriety in the real world.  At the end of the day it is a personal choice that is made everyday, to walk the path that I choose. I have been sober for 9 years.  Still blows my mind.

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Comments (1)
  1. Magdeline Reply

    Andy, you are a superhero, you are my hero
    Love you, mom

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