AXEL SANCHEZ

Professional Experience

I have been in the Martial/Fitness industry for over 12 years. Within those years I also served in the NJ Army National Guard as an Infantry Specialist. I have always been fascinated with the potential of the human mind and body. Training your body to be strong and efficient is the key to living a limitless life. With such strength, training the mind to overcome any physical dangers, to control fear, that is true potential. My goal has been always to find ways to push that boundary for myself and others.

 

I have competed as a Martial Artist and CrossFitter. I received 3rd Place at the 2016 Legacy Games in the Male Rx Division. Have completed multiple Krav Maga Instructor certification courses, finishing at the top of my class and continue to pursue my Krav Maga black belt. I have a second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. I am a Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I also held an amateur MMA fight record 2/0.

 

I have worked with MMA fighters, adaptive athletes, crossfitters, LEO, and military personnel. This has proven to me that impossible is nothing, through hard work you can achieve anything you put your mind to.

 

Athletic background:

-12 year Martial Artist

-MMA Amateur Competitor

- Highschool Varsity Soccer

- Highschool Varsity Football (2 years)

- Montclair Club rugby Team

-Indoor Club Soccer

 

Family:

-I am an older brother of 2 beautiful sisters and a son to an amazing mother and father. My sisters are my best friends, I would do anything for them.I have been blessed with such a supporting family that will back me no matter what.

Family allows you to accomplish anything, no matter the odds. I also love my 2 German Shepard Dogs "Zeus" & "Bella". 

 

 

Why you love CrossFit/Coaching?:

-My purpose has always been to help the lives of others. CrossFit was one of many ways to help change and better the lives of many around me. I love to coach because there is no better feeling/reward than the joy of someone else’s accomplishment.

 

 

Life and/or fitness goals:

-My Life goal would be to provide opportunities of betterment and change for life around me. To make a difference in the world, even if it is small.

-My fitness goals are to be able to do anything that is presented to me. To also continue to be as healthy and fit as possible.

 

 

What inspires you?:

-Willpower. To see people overcome the odds mentally and physically.

 

 

Favorite or Personal quote:

-“What we do in life, echoes in eternity”- Maximus (Gladiator)

-“Why do we fall, to learn to pick ourselves up”- Thomas Wayne

 

 

Favorite WODs/movements:

“DT” – “Grace” – “FGB” – “17.1” (C&J,Pullups, Power Snatch)

 

Achievements:

-3rd Place Legacy Games Rx Males Division

-2017 Ragnar Relay Trail Series finisher

-MMA Amateur fighting record 2-0