April 2019 Member of the Month: Alejandro Ojeda

Congratulations to our April Member of the Month, Alejandro Ojeda! Alejandro arrived in the US about 6 months ago to be with his wife, (Daniela!) and joined the gym shortly after that. He jumped right into the community and has been working hard to improve as an athlete. He brings everything he has to each class and is willing to go outside of his comfort zone and be challenged. We are so thrilled he made his way to Commonwealth!

Alejandro and Daniela are expecting their first baby!

Do you have any nicknames? Ale

Where are you from? I am from Caracas, Venezuela.

How long have you been doing CrossFit? I have been doing CrossFit for 4 years.

What brought you to CWCF? My lovely wife Daniela Diaz.

What classes do you usually attend? Usually 5:30 pm.

What do you love about CWCF? The community and the coaches.

What do you do outside of CrossFit?

I have been in The US for 6 months, working on improving my English and recently started job hunting while taking care of my beautiful wife.

What is something about you we might not know? In the past 12 years I have run 45 10Ks and 2 half marathons.

Who is your superhero?

Besides spider-man, Ironman, and Hulk, my mother and my wife.

What is your favorite CrossFit movement?

Ring Muscle Up and DUs

What is your greatest achievement in the gym so far?

20 feet Hand Stand Walk (I just did it on 3/28/2019 PR!!!! )

What is one short-term goal, one long-term goal, and what have you been doing to work on them?

Short term: Improve my shoulder mobility. I have been spending several minutes stretching after every class.

Long term: Improve my pistols. I would take any suggestions; mobility is my problem.

What motivates or inspires you? I am 44 years old and we are expecting our first baby, I am doing my best to be able to do a MU with him when he turn 20 years old.

What is your best tip for new members? Discipline and enjoy the experience no matter how hard it gets.

Do you have anything to add? Thank you for making me feel part of the family in such a short period of time!

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