Sebastian was born in Orlando, FL and remained there until high school when he moved to Canton, GA. He has always been active playing sports recreationally and has been riding some kind of board since he was a child whether it was a skateboard, wakeboard, or snowboard if he could make it North and get the opportunity. He, like many others, had a life changing experience with CrossFit that prompted him to get his CF- L1 Trainer certification and begin coaching others to help them change their lives as well. Sebastian was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes two years ago and immediately sought to control the disease as best he could to continue living a normal, healthy life. By turning to the Paleo Diet and thus eating natural foods and limiting starches and sugar, he was able to significantly limit the amount of medication he needed to live healthily and keep his blood sugar in a normal range. With the addition of CrossFit, he was able to increase his quality of life and better his disease to an even greater degree.
Sebastian previously worked in Atlanta, GA in a fitness center with an integrated physical medicine clinic. While coaching CrossFit, he also worked in the clinic doing physical therapy with patients who had various injuries. He witnessed them recover through PT and then make the transition to CrossFit where they performed functional movements, safely, that helped them recover to their previous condition, or even exceed it. Convinced of the effectiveness of CrossFit and the Paleo Diet, Sebastian has helped found CrossFit Manta Ray as a means to form a community that is supportive, fun, and effective at helping people get fit and improve their quality of life.
Favorite Color: Navy Blue
Favorite Sport: Football
Favorite Movie: Big Daddy
Favorite Athlete: Steph Curry
Favorite Exercise: Weighted Ring Dips
Least Favorite Exercise: Double Unders
Favorite Quote: “If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else; it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.
” – Bruce Lee