September Athlete of the Month: Manny Casanas

When did you start with Cumming Strength and Fitness? 

May 31, 2022

Favorite Workout?  

Anything without the assault bike.

Least Favorite Workout?

Anything with the assault bike

Favorite Movement? 

Bench press

Least favorite Movement? 


Tell us a little bit about yourself (family, job, sports, military, interests, etc.).

Full-time Realtor with Virtual Properties Realty, with an amazing wife and two kids, 15 and 11. We have four fur babies, 3 dogs and a Julianna pig named Dottie. We love to stay active and spend a lot of time fishing and boating on Lake Lanier!

What were you doing before you joined CS&F? 

I did Crossfit 2017/18 and then got into triathlons of all distances, completing a 70.3 IM in Augusta, September 2019 with a time of 6:29:15. After that came COVID and a downward spiral until I finally got the courage to make a change and start over. 

Favorite music to workout to? 

Old school hip hop and rap, along with jams from the 70’s and 80’s.

Favorite Cheat meal? 


What were your goals when joining CS&F and have you achieved them? 

Simple, just to be the best I can be for me and my family. I have seen some great changes since starting but still have plenty of work to do.

Do you have any other special memories/ achievements during your time here? 

The 6:00 AM community and friendships I have made are amazing! The genuine encouragement, support and fun that we have every morning is something I look forward to when I start my day.

What advice would you give to a newbie just joining Cumming Strength and Fitness? 

Stay focused on your goals and know that if you continue to make the effort, you will see the results. It takes time but once you start top see them, 

Something we might not know about you is?

Running is my least favorite discipline in triathlons. 

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