#TeamFTE is ready to take on the competition this weekend in WODAPALOOZA Miami Fitness Festival. Front Toward Enemy Brand is proud to have three CrossFit Games Regional Qualifiers on our team: Paul Villareal of CrossFit Sovereignty in Jacksonville Beach, FL; Hudson Fricke of Southern Moon CrossFit in Greenville, SC; and Marquan Jones of Tiger Town CrossFit in Clemson, SC.
Wodapalooza Miami was conceptualized in 2011 by two men with a vision to unite the functional fitness community in one of the most spectacular outdoor venues of the world. Guido Trinidad and Steve Suarez, life-long friends of Miami, Florida, set out to change the way fitness was regarded and celebrated.
Co-Founder Guido Trinidad, is a well-known and respected figure in the South Florida fitness community. As veteran competitor in the Sport of Fitness, he qualified and competed as an individual in the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games. After playing collegiate and semi-professional football, he immersed himself into the group & personal training industry, where he has proudly served for over fifteen years.
Today, alongside his wife, Virginia, Guido owns and operates Peak360 Athletic Performance & CrossFit, where he is the acting head-coach and programmer. Guido’s passion for improving lives and the health of others is evident in the day-to-day operations of his affiliate, his treatment of those that workout within the confines of those walls, and his attention to detail in his handling of Wodapalooza.
As his WZA title of “creative visionary” implies, Trinidad is both, the head of the logistics and the magic. Trinidad is also the mind behind the creative programming; be on the lookout and get excited for some fun and interesting “variation” in 2015. 😉
The other half of the duo is co-creator Steve Suarez, who brings his expertise with large business and relationships to the partnership. Steve’s primary roles are that of Head of Operations and Business Development; this means Steve deals with vendor and sponsorship, brand development, and a lot of the behind-the-scenes duties.
Suarez, a life-long friend of Trinidad, has always been active in a variety of sports. In particular, Steve’s true love is basketball, which he played throughout his high- school career. His next true love, outside of his wife Karla, came to him years later in the form of CrossFit. After Suarez became one of the founding members of Peak360 under Trinidad, he’s never left and has certainly “drank the Kool-Aid.” You can find Suarez working out at Peak360 on the daily, where he hardly misses a day, and is team captain of the Peak360 “Alternates” Squad.
As one of the two lead organizers of WZA, Steve’s infectious and caring personality is evident to all he encounters. Be confident, that with Suarez at the helm, Wodapalooza Miami 2015 is in incredible hands.
WZA is equal parts proud and lucky to have the likes of Mr. Trinidad and Suarez at the helm of this ship. As an athlete, spectator, or volunteer that plans to attend this year’s event, be prepared for the unknown and unknowable: Wodapalooza Miami 2015 is going to take the world by storm.