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February 5, 2020

Member Spotlight - Joseph Deltoro

Tell Us About Yourself:My name’s Joseph Alexander Deltoro, I’m 24 years old, and I’m currently a Part-Time AM Cafe Server/Lead Barista w/ the AC Marriot International Hotel. I was Born and Raised in Houston, TX by a single mother (who’s now married to my awesome stepfather!) I am the third oldest out of my 5 other siblings, including 3 of my stepsisters and 1 beautiful niece! A few of the hobbies I enjoy include spending time with my family, playing football, listening to music (Classic Rock, Soul/R&B), playing video games, cosplay (Star Wars!), traveling, reading, cooking, motorcycling, and finally CrossFit! Fun Fact: I attended 4 different High Schools growing up!How Long Have You Been A Member At Cityside?I’ve been a member at Cityside for almost 6 months now! And I’m still pressing on. Ready to learn, each and every step of the way!What Made You Start CrossFit?I was drawn to CrossFit to further challenge myself. Luckily, I had a bit of Powerlifting experience during High School Football and Wrestling. But without direction, I was constantly looking for growth beyond my present circumstances. Life has always been hard. But I wanted to push myself with something I knew I could never do, and what I found out is that I can absolutely overcome anything!What Do You Enjoy Most About Cityside?What’s not to love about Cityside?! Everything from the class WODs & to our amazing CrossFit community! But most of all, I enjoy how each one of my amazing coaches will take time every day to explain whatever I don’t understand and correct my form when I need it! I love that 1 on 1 determination!What Goals/Accomplishments Have You Achieved Since Joining?Since joining Cityside, I started at a heavy weight at approximately 256lbs, and between following an improved dietary guideline and much of my hard work and consistency, I’ve lost 48.0lbs! (And I still have a long way to go!) Not to mention, 3 weeks after joining Cityside, I attended my very first Weightlifting Fundraiser Lift Off event! What a way to put my fears aside!What Are Your Future Goals?Honestly, I wanna succeed in this world! I’d love to learn a new language, pick up on an instrument, and definitely travel more. Most importantly, my future goals and aspirations consist of joining the United States Navy aboard a hospital ship within the Navy Health Care as a Full-Time Navy Nurse!

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