CrossFit OPEN WOD 15.2 tomorrow

Tomorrow we will be doing The CrossFit OPEN WOD 15.2. Those of you that have registered for the OPEN, are more than welcome to get here early to warm up. Have a great Friday everyone!


Bootcamp Monday March 9th

Just a reminder that our next Bootcamp starts this upcoming Monday March 9th. If you participated in our last Bootcamp and wish to join this next Bootcamp, please call me at 909-598-4999 to sign up. You must sign up before next Monday. Have a great day everyone!


Personal Training

Mitch pressing some weight overhead!

Mitch pressing some weight overhead!

Most personal trainers rely on their clients to not think. They are happy when their clients leave the gym and have no idea what they did. They also count on their clients not quite achieving their goals. It’s called job security. If your client never achieves his/her goal, and never really knows what to do in or out of the gym for a workout, he/she will always need you!

At Walnut CrossFit, when you hire us, you are hiring a COACH. Our job is to help facilitate your listening, thinking, learning, being aware and being responsible. We guide and steer you on a course and are there to help you maintain your heading when a “storm” throws you in the wrong direction, however, it is clear from the start of our relationship that YOU are ultimately responsible for your health, fitness and vitality. Our instruction focuses on movement techniques and skills, physical conditioning, and the development of healthy workout, eating habits, and self-discipline, so that after a period of time, you’ve got all the essential elements, experience and confidence to make it through your life with health, fitness and vitality.

You’ve probably noticed that coach Nick and I, have a number of personal clients that work with us. If you want to hire us for Personal Training, please feel free to reach out to any of the coaches here at Walnut CrossFit to share you fitness goals and how we can help you get there.

Coach Nick –

Coach Mariano –

Coach Rob –



Last Saturday and the CrossFit OPEN


Thank you to everyone who came out this Saturday for the CrossFit OPEN workout…and of course the tacos. Since you guys couldn’t keep stop coming back for more tacos, maybe we’ll do it again for the last CrossFit OPEN workout in 4 weeks.

Moving forward, we will continue doing the CrossFit OPEN workouts on Saturdays. Have a great week everyone!


Are you the fittest in Los Angeles…now we can see :) & Taco Party tomorrow!

At the very end of this video, CrossFit Games Director Dave Castro, shares how the new CrossFit Games website will allow you to see who is the fittest in your state or even city. Pretty cool feature.

Also, just a reminder that tomorrow’s WOD will be the CrossFit OPEN WOD 15.1. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE REGISTERED FOR THE OPEN TO COME IN AND WORKOUT. So everyone please come in. And after I will have my world famous Carne Asada Tacos waiting for you after your workout!





Hometown: La Puente     

Age: 40

Occupation: Administrator, Parent, Wife, Photographer

When did you first start training at Walnut CrossFit?: I started in April of 2014, but got into it seriously in July 2014

Favorite WOD: I love strength work outs, did Nancy once and like it. I love 1Rep Max, 3 rep Max type of work outs!

Least Favorite WOD: Not into the jump rope, so Annie was difficult!

Tell us about your sports & fitness background: Never participated in team sports. Played basketball with the neighborhood kids in middle school, I have always been an avid walker, I enjoy nature trails and Lindy Hop Dance. I guess you could say CrossFit is my first official sport!

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? Take us back to your first WOD… what was it, and how did it feel? My husband had been doing CrossFit for almost a year when he convinced me to try it out. I had a rough basic training. Even then, I knew I wanted to give it an honest try. I can’t remember my very first WOD, but I do remember I did FRAN very early on, like in the first month with the box. I had such a hard time doing pull ups, used the black band! I got it done and felt so accomplished. Yes, I was gassed at the end, but amazed at what my body could do.

What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting WCF (before/after)? I took part in the Body Challenge in July 2014, and I lost about 8 lbs., but the most change came in inches and definition. My legs were much more toned, I lost about an inch from waist, arms and hips. Now, I have gone down two dress sizes, don’t suffer from the afternoon slump, and notice I have a better mood when I get my AM workout. Also, my glucose levels have gone down considerably! I am diagnosed pre-diabetic, but now I am only one point away from being at a healthy range. Oh, and now I could survive Burpees much better!

What sort of changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like CrossFit that were totally unexpected? I learned that breads and other carbs really do bother me, and have excluded from my diet about 85% of the time. I thought having heartburn was a natural thing to experience. I have made it a goal to run, which I never thought I would do, and although not all my meals are paleo, I am more conscientious of what I eat.

Please share with us any favorite CrossFit /WCF moments: I love the community at WFC! The 6AM crew is incredibly friendly and helpful. The coaches are supportive! Coach Nick is amazing at pushing me to the next level, and Coach Rob is full of knowledge and always willing to share.

Any advice for people just getting started? Keep it up! It is great to measure your growth in strength, and you aren’t competing with anyone other than yourself.

What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of Walnut CrossFit?! I love Photography! My children and pets are my favorite subjects. I enjoy Lindy Hop dance classes with my husband, and quiet moments to read. My greatest passion is to continue to learn!

Favorite Cheat Meal? My husband’s fish tacos!!!


Next Bootcamp begins Monday March 9th

Our last group of Bootcampers!

Our last group of Bootcampers!est Walnut

Just a reminder that our next 6 week Bootcamp begins Monday March 9th. If you have any friends or family members that you think would be interested or would benefit from spending a few weeks with us, please have them contact us immediately. Spots are filling up!

When: March 9th -April 16th at 7pm. All classes are 1 hour Monday through Thursday. (We might have a 6pm class too. If you are interested in a 6pm class, let us know ASAP so we can make it happen for you)

How: You must register now to reserve your spot by calling 909-598-4999

We had multiple individuals lose 12 or more pounds in 6 weeks in our last Bootcamp. The main goal of our Bootcamp is to tighten up the waistline with some definition, tone up the “BUTT” and to get your cardio back on track!