Kevin I.

By
Coach Aryan
August 27, 2021

Kevin Iglesias is our spotlight athlete for November. Take a read below to find out a little bit more about this Behemoth!-Who are you? Tell us a little about yourself or something that would surprise us.I’m 16 years old, I have an older brother and sister. I am originally from Lake Jackson, Texas. When I was 7 years old I moved to Houston Texas and I’ve lived here since then. When I was younger, I was overweight and didn’t really have much self-confidence; I wouldn’t even want to go to the pool or the beach because I was afraid of taking my shirt off. I was always that one little fat kid in class and some people would even pick on me and say I was getting overweight! I wanted to make a difference in my life so I found Behemoth CrossFit. I don’t regret joining at all because it has made a big difference for me, it has not only changed my physical appearance but I am mentally stronger as well.-How and when were you introduced to Behemoth?I heard about Behemoth from my brother Christian. My journey to fitness at Behemoth started when I was 15, it’s been over a year now working out and training hard.-What are you most proud of, physically, mentally or both since beginning with us?Behemoth has changed me a lot in many ways, both physically and mentally. The way it has changed me the most physically is my overall strength. I can now do more than 5 strict pull-ups and when I started I had none. It has really built up a lot of endurance when it comes to running and swimming, which I enjoy doing outside of the gym. I feel a lot better and more energized now doing these things, I definitely don’t get as tired as I did before. I have lost a lot of weight and I have also converted that weight to muscles! Oh, and one thing is, I actually have BICEPS now!! lolThe way it has changed me mentally is that I no longer have the mindset of giving up or saying to myself “I can’t do it”. Even if I am on the verge of stopping I don’t let that happen, I push my self to the max. “Quitting” is no longer in my vocabulary. I always strive to be the best at any workout that comes my way.-Why Behemoth?The reason I chose Behemoth is because they always treat you like a family no matter who you are or how old you are. People in the box are like family, they always push and motivate each other and there’s no hate between anyone. Behemoth also has disciplined me to sign up three hours before class time or else I get penalized with 30 burpees. There was a time I would never sign up, so every day I would have to do burpees. It has gotten to the point that burpees and I have a love/ hate relationship. That’s why I am known as the BURPEE guy!-What next? What are you excited about pursuing here in the future?Something that I want to pursue in the future is being in the CrossFit Games and competing against Aja Barto! I also want to have a leaner body and be the best athlete I can be in every sport I choose to play. I am excited to see more results in my body and also to be able to lift with the BIG BOYS!3, 2, 1…Go-My favorite lift is… Power Clean-My most frequent class I come to is… I like coming at 6 pm because its towards the end of the day and it relieves my stress or anger.-I have always wanted to… Learn how to break dance.-When I’m not crushing weights, my favorite thing to do is… Make videos-Favorite “application of fitness” outside of the gym is… Swimming-Favorite Pandora station… Skrillex and Dub Step stations-Beast mode engaged when this song comes on… Sunlight Hurts My Eyes or Cinema - Skrillex

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