Jorge Martin


Jorge Martin

Jorge martinThis week’s Garage Spotlight Member is Jorge Martin!!!

Name: Jorge Elias Martín González

Tell us about yourself. Where are you from and how did you get here?
I’m from Puerto Rico, living in GA since 2012, I got here by plane cuz a canoe seemed like it would take too long.

How long have you been a member at The Garage?
A member since November!

How did you find The Garage?
Wasn’t that hard, I live right near the racetrack down 92, so basically I just looked to the right as I came up 575.

What do you like about working out at The Garage?
The peeps, the energy, the workouts, Griffin is awesome (but we all know that), and how I feel like I just died after every single wod.

What do you do for a living?
I am a trainer, but not the fitness type lmao! I train dental offices across the US on 3D software and hardware. Yes, I work with 3D printers, yes they are awesome.

What are your hobbies and interests?
I love to read comics from japan, love doing things that get my blood pumping like skydiving, rock climbing (even tho its been a few years since), and LOVE scuba diving!! Other than that, my favorite hobby is spending time with my family, I enjoy every minute of it.

What is something interesting about you most people don’t know?
I’m a black belt in Karate and Tae Kwon Do, and will train on Aikido next. Oh, I’m also applying for law school this year (wish me luck!).

Favorite food(s)?
All the bad stuff, extra bacon extra cheese extra goodness… pasta, bread, rice ugh carbs I miss you!!!

Favorite music to workout to?

Favorite WOD, lift or skill?
I love all of what we do, can’t say which one I like best because I’m still not good at any of them! LoL but I love to see how much I’ve grown in the amount of pull-ups I can do in a set, where my max was 4, there was a workout we did where I topped out at 60, I was impressed with myself, goes to show we don’t play @ the garage! #crossfitbeasts#momoneymoproblems #whotookmasippycup

WOD, lift or skill you never ever want to do again?
I have never done Murph, but just from the documentary in Netflix, umm nooooo thanks, maybe next year. Any other one we can do again, just to see if I got any better since I started.

What’s your proudest CrossFit achievement to date?
Finishing is always an achievement in my book haha! But for me was hitting that first Rx not too long ago.

What’s on your bucket list? Or what are some goals you are trying to accomplish? (either at the gym or otherwise)
I would like to see a UFO… or witness something amazing in my lifetime, other than that I would like to have the financial freedom to travel without worries.

Anything else you want to include?
Netflix is awesome, and thanks to whoever nominated me for this, I feel honored, you are awesome too!! (^_^)

If you could meet one person, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
Musashi Miyamoto, to spend as much time training with him as possible, and gain a deeper understanding of his philosophy when he wrote the Book of Five Rings.

If you were trapped on a deserted island, what three things would you want with you?
Survival axe/shovel/knife/saw all in one tool, steel pot, and a flint fire starter. This is what my brain tells me to do, but what I reaaaaaally want is someone to talk to, a palm tree that emits wifi, and an tablet with an endless battery life 🙂