04 July 2019 | by CrossFit Amsterdam


Leo Alves

Member since 2017

If you don't attend a 6:30am class or a Saturday morning strong man you more than likely haven't met Leo (and his wonderful training partner/wife Caroline).  Doesn't matter what the workout is or how much it hurts he always puts his best effort forward and has made some notable improvements in the last few months.  So grab a coffee, kick back and learn something new about a fellow member.

What would be your dream workout?
A combination of Deadlifts, Bar muscle ups and Atlas stones

When did you join Crossfit Amsterdam?
November 2017

How long have you been doing CrossFit for?
18 months

What workout would you want to avoid?  
Thrusters and anything that involves hanging onto a Kettlebell

Favourite Crossfit Athlete?  
My wife and fellow 6:30am companion, Caroline.

What is the best thing you own that cost under $100?  
My kindle, can bring all books with me.  Yes, I am a nerd.

Biggest fashion mistake you’ve ever made?
Renewing my wardrobe in Lidl (we were doing groceries and for convenience sake only made one trip)

Favourite quote?
“Nine women can’t make a baby in one month” - from the Mythical Man Month by Fred Brooks.  He is reflecting on the fact that adding extra effort doesn’t necessarily make things go faster.

Funniest thing that happened to you recently?
My attempt at surfing on a recent holiday.  Apparently belly flops are not the goal when you are surfing.

If you could have one other CrossFit Amsterdam members body part, what would it be?
Well this is tricky.  I’m pretty happy as I am, they kind of all go together.  But if I had to choose I would choose Jarno’s glorious beard.  Wish I could grow that glorious beard myself.

Who are your three  favourite bands/musican of all time?
I find it hard to name three, but I do really like Mumford and Sons.  But the best combination of music I listen to at the moment is ‘Top Gaming Tracks” on spotify - for gaming, working and working out (Would love to see this in the 6:30am class :))