​Edwin Bonayon - CrossFit Level 2 Trainer

Edwin has been coaching at Crossfit Vultus since 2015. His 8 years of CrossFit experience combined with over 14 years of service in the military, including 4 years in the United States Marine Corps and 10 years in the US Army, play a huge role in the amount of energy and intensity he brings to our morning classes. Edwin also competes at CrossFit competitions around the Midwest on Team Vultus.

How long have you been in the “CrossFit world”?
I’ve been doing CrossFit since October 2008.

What are you doing when you aren’t coaching at CrossFit Vultus?
When I’m not coaching CrossFit I serve in the United States Army. I also coach youth wrestling.

What made you want to become a coach? Why do you do it now?
I believe in CrossFit. I drank the Kool-Aid 9 years ago and believe it is the best exercise program you can do.
I do it now because I enjoy helping people reach their fitness goals.

What is your favorite movement/lift? What is your least favorite?
I love SQUATTING and deadlifts- it’s the purest form of power output. I hate BURPEES.

If you could give a new CrossFit athlete advice, what would you tell them?
Everything is scalable. Don’t be scared about the numbers you see on the board.

What is your favorite WOD? Least favorite?
I really don’t have a favorite, but I hate FRAN.

What is your favorite guilty pleasure food?

​If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
Superman’s power. Who doesn’t want to be Superman?

What’s something on your bucket list?
I want to go to Israel.

Which is worse, rowing or running?

What is the best music to workout to?
90’s R&B

What’s one movie or TV show that you think is overrated?
The Walking Dead. Still haven’t watched one episode yet.

What’s the best thing you can buy for $5 or less?
A Complete Cookie

​Which are better, dogs or cats?

Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?
Channing Tatum!!!

Name your favorite dynamic duo (Batman & Robin, peanut butter & jelly, etc.)

Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen

Do you have any hidden talents? If so, what is it?
I can make fart noises with my armpits

If you were on death row, what would be the main course of your last meal?

A giant steak and a loaded baked potato