1. Tell us about yourself (family, pets, past athletics, where you grew up)

My name is Samuel Constante, I was born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, the only sport I’ve ever played is soccer, I guess I was good enough that at age 13 got drafted by the “Santos de San Luis to play in their under 15 team, but I gave it up because I wanted to try basketball (big fail there) when I was 16 my dad decided we were moving to the great nation of Texas, where I finished HS and after that I got my degree as a minister. I have an amazing wife, We’ve been married for 15 years, got 2 kids a girl who is 12, and a boy who is 8, and Duke my 135 lb great Dane.

2. Why did you decide to pursue CrossFit?

After I had lost 35 lbs by running, I began to crave something different, because I was getting bored with running, so I thought about giving CrossFit another chance(the first time I had a very bad experience at a different box.) so I came to CF3040 with low expectation, thinking it was probably not going to workout. But I didn’t want to do the typical gym thing. So I gave CrossFit another chance.

3. How long have you been a member of CrossFit3040?

1 year and 3 months

4. What is your favorite benchmark/hero Wod and why?

I would say it is “Grace” because you just have to go for it and not think about it.

5. What do you consider your proudest moment or greatest accomplishment at CrossFit3040?

To have have my daughter and son tell me that my flabs are going away and that I finally made it to the club of “over 300lbs in the BS”, it took me almost 11 months but Willie kept pushing me and
hey, I’m there now.

6. How has getting in shape changed your life?

I used to take pills for high blood pressure, pain medicine and
muscle relaxers for my back, my knees were in bad shape, heavy
breathing. Today I have none of those symptoms. so I would say “IT IS


7. What are some of your favorite things to do outside of CrossFit?
#1 spend time with my family, watch soccer, read books and find cool local restaurants (I hate chain restaurants)