CrossFit Explosion Head Coach
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
BS in Exercise Science – Pacific University
NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Hector, also known as “Hecky,” has been with CFE as our head coach since 2014. He graduated from Pacific University with a BS in Exercise Science, obtained his CSCS, and graduated from East West College of the Healing Arts to obtain his license in massage therapy shortly after.
Hector competed as a tennis player all throughout his high school and college years. After tennis, he competed in powerlifting as a 148lb lifter for several years before he found CrossFit. He says he built a good strength foundation and a strong sense of mechanical awareness in powerlifting, but always had an itch to jump into a CrossFit WOD when watching his fellow CrossFitters in the middle of a heavy lift. He fell in love with CrossFit because he says “it makes me feel athletic again being able to perform all the different movements other than lifting heavy barbells (even though that’s fun too). I love that it’s not easy and that it promotes hard work and consistency. The community is strong here and everyone puts forth their best effort to become fitter and healthier each day.”
Currently, Hector does the programming for CFE, along with his fellow coaching team, giving the best program to fit the needs of the community they serve. Hector puts a strong emphasis on proper and consistent mechanics before the addition of intensity because staying injury free is the key to progress.
Contact Hector at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to work 1-on-1 with him, or if have any questions about our CrossFit program.