Francisco Ruiz de Viñaspre

Coach

Francisco Ruiz de Viñaspre

Coach

Biography

Coach Francisco (or “Pepo” as some nickname him) is our resident Master’s competitor and can ALWAYS be found at the gym! He coaches most of our early morning classes, but can be found filling in for just about any class where he’s needed, from Performance to Kettlebell. He’s been coaching for 7 years, and holds his CrossFit Level 1 certification as well as a certification from Atlética Fitness Training. Originally hailing from Puerto Rico, Coach Francisco found CrossFit during his time in Chile, and loves the equal opportunity aspect of a WOD and a gym like Shockoe Bottom Performance. He believes in our members wholeheartedly, and can be found always coaching, no matter whether he’s a class participant or the coach assigned to the class! He loves coffee (they know his name at the local coffee shop, Ironclad!) and is our most early of early risers. He also can be found rock climbing or hanging out with friends in the Church Hill or Shockoe Bottom neighborhoods. And of course, no bio about Pepo would be complete without mentioning that he’s every member’s dog’s favorite person (he keeps dog treats in his locker!).