Juan Blanco

(a.k.a. “Blanco”)

Blanco is a CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting coach, and an opera singer. Yes, CrossFitters sing opera!

As a child, Blanco was often called “husky” and always picked last in kickball. He battled with his weight, a struggle that would follow him into adulthood. Five years ago, weighing an impressive 280 pounds, Blanco found himself at a crossroads. In one direction was continued unhappiness and ill health. In the other was the hard road to fitness. After struggling through a series of false starts, including a diet named after a Miami beach and some questionable pharmaceutical remedies, he found CrossFit.

In the past five years, he has shed 100 pounds and is in the best shape of his life. If you want to see the kind of transformation that’s possible, ask to see his old photos. They’re pretty incredible, and as an added bonus you’ll get a great laugh from his Florida “frosted tips” hairstyle.

Blanco is truly happy to share his experience and help other people along the road to transformation!

Blanco’s qualifications include:

  • USAW Sports Performance Coach
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Coach’s Prep Course
  • CrossFit Speciality Trainer Courses:
    • Gymnastics
    • Kettlebell
    • Olympic Weightlifting
    • Endurance
    • CrossFit Kids