My name is Richard Cabigon, and fitness is my life. I started my fitness journey in high school where I played football, baseball, and wrestled. My favorite part of sports was always the hard work in the off-season that helped me perform at my highest competitive potential.
I decided to join the military after high school where I continued building my fitness. I received the opportunity to become a weapons instructor and shortly after I became part of a small marine corps unit that professionally conducted close quarters combat and explosive breaching missions, under the watchful eyes of precision marksman to aid in the recapture and recovery of our nations strategic weapons. When I got to this unit, fitness was an unwavering part of our duties. When the man to the left and right of you relies on your ability to operate under extreme fatigue and stress while making split second decisions to ensure every person’s safety, you do the hard work. So I fell in love with the idea of pushing my body to extreme limits day in and day out.
After a few years of CrossFit, I decided to test my abilities in the competitive side of the sport and ended up attending the North West CrossFit super regionals, in 2016, as an individual. That year I qualified 18th in the North West and 23rd in the super regional. After a few injuries kept me out of the competitive side of the sport, I dedicated myself to improving my knowledge about the body and fitness to better understand how the body functions in order to better pass on my experience and knowledge to help others live long and healthy lives.