We love Coach Cory and know you will too! He started as an intern with Game Ready Fitness and put in the time and commitment to complete his certification and officially join the team. His Athlete Feature has been a long time coming and we are proud to have him working with our youth clients. He brings an enthusiasm and passion to continuously learn that is infections to young athletes and we look forward to what the future holds for him.
Give us a little background about yourself…
My name is Cory Gore-Salazar. I’m 23 years old and I’ve been doing CrossFit for about 3 years. I grew up with an athletic background and have always been involved in sports. I played football, baseball and wrestled. Baseball was my passion and what I have the most knowledge and know-how on.
What is your profession?
Currently I am working in Telecommunications but just recently as of Dec 2017 received my NREMT Certification at the EMT level. My plan is to transition into the emergency medicine field with the hopes of one day getting hired onto a fire department.
What does fitness mean in your profession?
As far as fitness and telecommunication goes it really isn’t a necessity. In emergency medicine it means I can be able to assist patients more efficiently in times of need. Say if a patient falls and is incapacitated I could potentially handle that situation alone and move the patient accordingly. Also in general transport where a patient would be placed on a stretcher I feel confident because of my fitness level that I can raise and lower a stretcher efficiently alone or with additional assistance.
Do you eat a particular way or follow a nutrition plan?
My diet through the week is simple and straight forward. I eat a lot of chicken and beef for my protein as well as protein shakes typically after a workout. With my protein I mix in veggies and or white rice and stay pretty strict to this Monday through Saturday. Sunday’s I allow myself to eat almost anything within reason.
What are your hobbies?
My hobbies include fishing, hiking, snowboarding, reading and the gym.
For me the gym is a passion now as well as a hobby that always allows me to clear my mind. I enjoy being outdoors and having alone time to read and drink coffee.
Do you have any advice you’d like to share with others?
Always find a way to make time for the passions in your life, making yourself happy by doing what you love will make you better at your craft and everything else. Always be coachable and continuously trying to find your limits and push past them.
One of my favorite quotes that I always think about is…
“Those who think they can and those who think they can’t, are both usually right.”
– Will Smith
Did you have a person or mentor who has made an impact on your life?
I’ve been blessed with a very great support system. I have no idea where I’d be without it. As far as picking just one mentor, it’s not realistic but the one thing that I’ve always held on to through it all is that without all the great friends and family in my life I’d truly feel lost.
What do you like about coaching youth?
What I like about coaching youths is the level of coachablity kids have, they are most often very eager to learn and easy to coach.
Cory is quickly becoming a great coach. He expects a lot from himself and we can see how those high expectations transfer to his passion for helping others to learn. Thanks, Cory, for all you do!