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Ricardo Figueroa decided to try CrossFit after a friend challenged him to join, and now he’s one of the most consistent and hard working members day in and day out. In 2017, he completed all of the CrossFit Open workouts Rx’d, and looks forward to getting stronger and leaner in 2018. Read on to learn more about him!


Name: Ricardo Figueroa

Occupation: Engineer

Balance Location: Thomas Circle

How long have you been CrossFitting? 

I have been on and off for the past 3 years.

Why do you CrossFit?  

After trying many other workouts, Crossfit was the one workout that was fun, think about it, random exercises all put together to make for an awesome full body workout.

What made you decide to try CrossFit? 

A friend challenged me to join and I accepted.

What’s your favorite CrossFit workout/movement?  

Definitely Murph is the top.  It has most of the movements I enjoy and you can actually do the workout anywhere without the need of a gym.

What’s been your proudest CrossFit moment so far? 

Performing this years 2017 Crossfit Open workouts Rx.

What are some of your fitness goals? 

Increase my heavy lifting and continue to get leaner.

What do you like most about working out at Balance? 

The community hands down.

What do you like to do outside the gym for fun? 

I play many sports, Tennis, Volleyball and Golf.  Also a foodie!

What’s your favorite quote? 

“Smart has the brains but stupid has the balls”, Can’t recall who said it but definitely it has been on my mind since I heard the quote.

Tell us something we don’t know about you (fun fact): 

I used to DJ back home for parties during my college years

How do you fit working out into your busy schedule? 

I make sure I reserve an hour of my day to workout no matter what I do through my day.  It’s a commitment I have made to myself

#BalanceLife is: Life Changing