My name is Derek Lucio. I was born and raised in Texas. Married to Wendy, and together we have our son Fox, and her two teenage daughters, Lily and Sadie. I grew up with my four brothers, so a naturally competitive environment. In high school, I played football and ran track. After I graduated high school I went on to run for Texas A&M - Corpus Christi. After a couple of years I turned to recreational surfing and distance running, putting a couple of marathons and half-marathons under my belt.
In December of 2015 I graduated from UMHB with a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Physiology and got my Crossfit L1. I went straight into coaching Crossfit and even worked my way to compete on a Team at the 2017 Crossfit Regionals. Over the years I expanded my fitness experience into Olympic Weightlifting and even Bodybuilding. I have also earned a certification from Precision Nutrition in 2019, and became a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA in 2022. I strive to serve others through nutrition and fitness, to always be learning, and lead by example. I am grateful to be a part of Junction Fitness and look forward to working with folks on their health, wellness and fitness journey. Let's get to work!