CFJG athlete Kenny Garcia recently chatting with Coach James about coming to CrossFit to get in good shape for his kidney transplant and how he has improved over the last 60 days.
“My name is Kenny Garcia”
Why did you come to CrossFit Jungle Gym?
Initially I started because I’m in the process of getting a kidney transplant so I wanted to be in good physical condition for the transplant. Just wanted to be in better shape.
Tell us a little bit about your success over the last 60 days.
I mean it’s great, I’m a lot stronger, I’m getting through he workouts with a lot more ease. I’m doing more rounds – I’m feeling physically better. I had some joint pain that I was dealing with and it seems to be going away as my muscles are getting stronger. It’s great.
What was that first sign of progress?
I guess when I did one workout and I felt like I wasn’t going to die.
What was the biggest obstacle we helped you overcome during these first 60 days?
Just repetition. I struggled through the first few workouts when you had to go for 20 minutes. Now even though it’s still hard, I can get through it.
There is another Kenny out there in the world, they are wathcing this video. What do you say to them about CFJG?
He’s coming in here as soon as he can. It’s fitness, it’s a big part of being healthy – just living a good life.
What’s next on the list to accomplish?
I just want to keep moving up in levels. After my surgery and I come back I want to focus on getting stronger and building up muscle. I’ll focus on doing heavier weights when we do the workouts to make sure I’m keeping the right form and doing things right. Just to level up and go heavy.