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Mateo Valdivia - Coach
Nickname: Big Poppa
Fitness Background: I played multiple sports in high school; football, soccer, swimming, track, and cross country. I’ve been in the fitness industry as a personal trainer and group exercise instructor since 2010.
Relevant Certifications: CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, B.S. in Kinesiology from San Diego State, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, USA Weightlifting Level 1 Performance Coach, CPR & First Aid
Why CrossFit? Out of curiosity, I started off doing CrossFit workouts at the Y with a coworker before joining CrossFit East Bay in September 2013. I enjoy the competitive aspect and the different modalities and challenges that come with learning new movements.
Favorite WOD: Cindy
Favorite non-CF activity: Socializing with my friends over some good food
Favorite cheat meal: Margies