Teddy Martinez - Trainer

Training/Experience

  • CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1) Trainer

Favorite Quotation

“Don’t have $100.00 shoes and a 10 cent Squat.” — Louie Simmons (Head coach, Founder, Westside Barbell)

ABOUT ME

I am a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, strength and conditioning coach, Muay Thai instructor and I have been an athlete all of my life. I grew up participating in hockey, basketball and martial arts. I heard about CrossFit through a friend in 2009 but did not start CrossFitting until 2011 after I saw the 2011 CrossFit Games replay on ESPN. I was instantly floored by the work capacity of the athletes. A few months later, in October 2011, I started a 6 week CrossFit boot camp class at Crossfit iDog in Huntington Beach, CA - thanks to my friend, Josel, who posted a flyer on Facebook. My experience extends beyond the realm of CrossFit into the world of martial arts where I have been training in the art of Muay Thai since 2006.

In 2009, I started coaching circuit training classes at the Muay Thai academy I was training at, Dobler’s Muay Thai. It was there that I learned I wanted to be a coach simply because of the progress I saw in the athletes that I was training and when one athlete was asked to describe me as a coach in one word, psycho. In 2012, after a year of CrossFit and 6 years of Muay Thai, I was sought after to coach strength and conditioning at Heart & Pride Muay Thai in Ontario,CA. This is where I had the pleasure of coaching everyone, from beginners in the art to beginners in the ring. After training at three different CrossFit gyms, I began training at CrossFit La Verne in December 2013 - fell in love with the community and the brutal workouts. In July of 2014, I became a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and in October 2014 started coaching at CrossFit La Verne. I love the CrossFit community and hope to continue coaching until I can no longer lift a barbell… which is most likely never so you’re stuck with this psycho :D.

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