Name: Juan Barcenas
Age: In my thirties
Where did you grow up? I grew up in several cities around central Mexico before moving to El Paso TX to attend college.
When did you become a member of the Cornerstone community? I joined Cornerstone for about half a year at the previous location, and rejoined at this location at the beginning of 2016 to date.
What do you do when you are not at Cornerstone? (occupation, hobbies, etc.) I’m an Evaluation Engineer at GE. The role is a program management job for development commercial aircraft engines that follows the life of new engines from early design through assembly, test and certification.
The rest of the time is spent with my wife and 2 kids, home projects and some travel with family and friends.
What is your favorite WOD/movement? I like thrusters and everything that involves shoulder to overhead.
What is your least favorite WOD/movement? I despise double-unders since I haven’t been able to perfect them after more than 6 years of “practicing” them
What would your perfect WOD look like? Besides a WOD with heavy thrusters I think that Murph is my favorite workout.
What is your favorite accomplishment/PR since becoming a part of Cornerstone? Getting my shoulder strength back has been my favorite accomplishment. I took a year off and I feel like my shoulder strength goes faster than anything else
What is something about yourself that we might not know? I’m a Denver Broncos fan but I might quit if Tony Romo is hired as QB
What advice would you give to someone just getting starting at Cornerstone? Take advantage of the knowledge of other members on top of the knowledge of the coaches. There are a lot of seasoned crossfiters and athletes that can help you improve and reach your goals from many perspectives
What goals do you have for the rest of 2017? I want to be back to my strength and endurance PRs by this summer. Also, looking to lose the 10 extra pounds that will put me at my goal weight
Fill in the Blank (one word)
I like… courduroy
I eat… unrestricted
I do… concerts
I am… luckiest