My name is Derek Robert Lucio. I was born and raised in Texas. I am a Jesus follower. My wife, Wendy, and I have been married for just around 3 years. Together we have our son Fox who is 16 months old, and her two teenage daughters, Lily and Sadie. I have four brothers, so I grew up competing in everything. In high school I played football and ran track and was very fortunate to have my uncle as my high school football coach. Both my parents are my biggest supporters; they hardly ever missed a game or meet. I graduated high school in 2006 and went on to run track in college. Later, I turned to recreational surfing and distance running with a couple of marathons and half-marathons under my belt. I graduated from UMHB in December of 2015 with a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Physiology and got my Crossfit L1 in November of that same year. I went straight into coaching at Crossfit SPRAG. I learned so much under Adam and Blaine, and am so grateful for the chance they gave me to be a part of their staff. It was both an honor and privilege to compete along side both of them, and our female teammates Alyssa, Dee, and Maggie as we took our team to Regionals in 2017. Over the years I continued training under a good friend, Kegan Dillon with V23 Athletics. I stepped away from coaching at Sprag during Covid and started my own online business of training and nutrition since I had become Precision Nutrition certified in 2019. This summer, 2022, I passed the CSCS exam from the NSCA to further my knowledge and education of fitness. I strive to serve others through nutrition and fitness, to always learn, and lead by example. I am humbled to take up the opportunity to be a part of Junction Fitness and look forward to growing with each and every one of y’all!