Bernard Waguespack


Bernard is a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer.  Bernard was introduced to CrossFit in 2012, at the ripe “Young” age of 44.  He has been “All in” ever since.  He obtained his CrossFit Level 1 Trainer certificate in 2014, and, since then, has obtained the CrossFit Level 1 Weightlifting certificate in 2016, CrossFit Aerobic Capacity in 2018 and both the CrossFit Gymnastics and his Level 2 Trainer Certification in 2019.  Bernard has a passion for the sport, fitness and competition aspects of CrossFit.  Bernard has been involved in sports his entire life, starting at age 9 with baseball, then as an adult, playing competitive softball for over twenty years. Bernard has been involved in fitness and weightlifting consistently for over 25 years.

Bernard is native to the Gonzales area and is married to Angelle (Ramirez) Waguespack and has two sons, Ross (age 13) and Luke (age 9).  Bernard is an active coach in both boy’s sports activities.  Every member of the Waguespack family is an active participant in CrossFit, and the Virtus community.  Bernard is also Director of Information Technology for Wink Engineering.

A message from Bernard:

What attracted me to CrossFit initially are the constantly varied workouts.  Every day is a new challenge.  Coming from a “Bodybuilding” background, I would need to change my workout from week to week to not get bored.  CrossFit just clicked for me.  It has the weightlifting I’ve loved for 25 years, and has the conditioning components I was lacking.  I can assure you, CrossFit is not boring.  CrossFit will push you to your limits both mentally and physically and leave you wanting more the next day.

What I enjoy about being a coach is helping people achieve their goals, no matter what they are.  Each person’s successes or failures are worth celebrating or improving.  I believe mastering fundamentals today is the key to being a better athlete tomorrow.