Bob is a native of Chicago and has lived in Novato, CA for over 25 years. He graduated from University of Phoenix and is a level 1 CrossFit Trainer. When Bob is not working in his CrossFit business he likes to compete in triathlons, bike, hike, ski, camp and spend time with his family. He has been married to his wife, Chris for over 25 years and has a daughter Sydney and son Michael.
Bob has been an active athlete his entire life and has completed many triathlons including the Ironman Canada event in 2007. He noticed that his training was missing something and was introduced to CrossFit by a friend and fellow triathlete. He started the program and immediately fell in love with the process and saw significant positive results in his athletic performance. He loves the CrossFit philosophy and is an example of the positive impact CrossFit has on athletes as well as for anyone willing to invest the time and effort into their own health and well being.
Opening Five Points CrossFit made a lot of sense and was the logical next step in his desire to teach others more about fitness and healthy living. Owning a business means you take a more active leadership role in the community. Having his own CrossFit affiliate will allow him to bring his passion for healthy living to more people in the community and spread the word about the benefits of CrossFit. He also enjoys a challenge and owning his own business is a great chance to mix business with pleasure.
Bob also takes time to be involved with other community non-profit and professional organizations. He is a member of the Boy Scouts of America, Local Chamber of Commerce and has served as the Chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee and as a member of the Board of Directors at Montessori de Terra Linda.
Carlos Echandy – CrossFit Games Official Athlete Profile
I have been a member of CrossFit community since 2008. Like so many others, I’ve always been a bit of a gym rat but nothing ever felt quite right until I found CrossFit. Even after the very first workout, I knew I was hooked. I appreciate the physical and mental challenges of CrossFit, getting to see and experience the positive changes that overcoming those obstacles brings about in all aspects of my life. I particularly love being a part of and growing with this great community of athletes. This is particularly true of the lifelong relationships I have forged here in Marin County. I am also a bit of a geek, and spend lots of time studying human physiology, combined with my other line of work at a Surgery Center.
I have earned several Gymnastics and Olympic Weightlifting Certifications. When I’m not doing anything “CrossFit” I am thinking about ways to bring my clients an AWESOME client –experience. That and working on sticking to my Paleo diet, which is not always where it needs to be. In my free time, I like to take advantage of the many outdoor activities the Bay Area has to offer. You can often find me hiking in or around Mt. Tamalpais or speeding down a hill on my mountain bike in China Camp, or all points located around the San Pedro Bay in San Rafael.
Originally from Puerto Rico, I attended UC Berkeley and earned my BA in Business Administration and Legal Studies. My family lives on the East Coast, and I value the time I spend with friends and the important people in my life.
In a nutshell this is what I do: I see to it that you master the movements our unpredictable lives require of us all. I use squats, deadlifts, pushes, presses, and pulls in many different combinations in order to do this. I train your heart and lungs to run, jump, row, and bike very hard and fast. I train your muscles to lift large loads, over long distances, quickly. I train your mind to see challenges as opportunities for improvement and train your spirit to push through your perceived lactate thresholds. I will give you the feedback you need to make the most out of your potential here at FPC. My tools are a whiteboard and a stopwatch. Beware when I say the words….3-2-1-GO!
HOMETOWN: Burlington, Vermont and Canovanas, Puerto Rico
WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO THE BAY AREA: To attend school at the University of California at Berkeley. Fell in love with the Berkeley Hills…the people here, and the food. Every time I fly anywhere I realize how much I love it here.
SOME FAVORITE QUICK MEMORIES: Dinner at the table growing up, family trips to the park. Impromptu visit to Grand Canyon with my good friend Jorge S. Graduating from college. My first visit to Yosemite and first ascent to Half Dome. The CrossFit Games in Aromas, California and my subsequent level 1 certification three years later. First muscle up. Most recently, 100 kilo Clean and Jerk in front of hundreds of people screaming at me and the judges at a USA Weightlifting syndicated meet.
CURRENT PLAYLIST: C + C Music Factory, LMFAO, Black Eyed Peas, Metallica, Korn
FAMILY: I’m the odd ball of three brothers (Ruben and Victor). My Dad, Ruben and my wonderful mother Maria remain very close to this day. I’m thankful for that.
FAVORITE EATS: I love me some Zachary’s pizza, and some good ol’ Puertorican food from Sol Food restaurant here in town…
FAVORITE BOOKS: I must admit I have been lagging in the reading dept. as of late…alas.
FAVORITE HOBBY: Besides the obvious (hah!), I enjoy pairing a good meal with a fine wine…and exploring new trails in the many tentacles of the Open Spaces of Marin County. CrossFit, however, gets the majority of my leisure hours.
FAVORITE LOCAL HANGOUT: The B-Strizzle on Fourth Street and the Dirty Touche! Gotta be local to understand…
LAST LOCAL PURCHASE: A sick pair kicks at the Elite Sports Fitness Store in Town Center.
DREAM VACATION: I want to visit the Mediterranean Sea and the many islands Greece has to offer and explore.
ONE THING ON YOUR BUCKET LIST: I want to explore weightlessness outside our stratosphere.
WORD THAT BEST DESCRIBES YOU: Particular!
BIGGEST PET PEEVE: Being unorganized, or scattered. Not prepared. Drives me absolutely insane.
FAVORITE LOCAL RESTAURANT: For breakfast it’s the Half Day Café, and most recently The Miracle Mile Café. Sol Food any other time. Bar none.
GUILTY PLEASURE: Anything PORK!!!!