Tony Narvaiz

Member of the Month: Tony Narvaiz


Tony Narvaiz 




Saginaw, MI.

Member Since:

July 2017.



What was your athletic background, if any?

I played soccer and cross country.

What led you to Crossfit and CFA specifically?

I was interested in Crossfit for a few years. I have always enjoyed watching the Crossfit Games on t.v. and thought I would like to work out like that one day.  

What do you do when you're not at CFA?

I love spending time with my wife, Amy and son, Carson.

When did you realize that CrossFit is right for you?

Right away. I love that every workout is a challenge.  

Do you remember your first WOD?

My first Crossfit WOD was Kate's birthday WOD. I can’t remember exactly what it was but I know we had to row and box jump and a few other movements with burpees every minute. I didn’t think that I was ever going to finish the WOD. I know that I was the last one to finish.

What is your favorite or least favorite WOD/movement?

My least favorite movement is definitely over head squats. I struggle lifting anything over my head. My favorite WOD that I have done is HOTSHOTS 19. My Grandpa passed away last year and he was a volunteer fireman.  When I learned about this WOD, it meant alot to me.

What is your proudest CrossFit moment?

The first time I RX'd a WOD. It took me over a year to be able to do it.


What motivates you during a tough workout?

My drive to become better than I was the day before.


What are your goals going forward and what do you think will help you achieve them?

Being able to do a handstand push up.  I need to push myself to practice them everyday.


What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness or just day to day life since starting CrossFit (before/after?)

I am in better shape overall. I can run around with my son and not get tired.


What would you recommend to someone who is just starting out with CrossFit or is too afraid to try it?

Just try it.


If you could have one skill or characteristic of another member at CFA what and from whom would it be? Or which other CFA member are you the most motivated by?

I wish I could keep up with Ted. He has the stamina and the ability to do things I wish I could.


Quick Questions

Favorite Cheat Meal: Pizza

Favorite workout song: X gon give it to ya

Favorite place you have traveled: Mexico

Favorite Tv Show: Arrested Development

Favorite CrossFit Athlete (if any):  I don’t have a favorite I just enjoy watching them all compete.

Coach's comment:

Tony is one of those members who has hit it hard since the beginning. It’s always nice to see him come in to workout because you know he is going to give it everything he’s got. Since starting CF, there is not one part of his fitness that has not improved. Although he still struggles with some movements and shoulder flexibility he will admit that it's much better than it used to be. Looking back at his old photos you can barely recognize that it is the same person, having lost around 40 pounds since he began to exercise. Another thing that we really appreciate about Tony is that he is friendly and always quick to introduce himself to new faces at the gym. All of this means he was an easy pick for member of the month and we’re excited to see him continue to crush it into 2019.

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