Leo has been in to sports for as far back as he can remember. As long as he was moving and sweating he was happy. As a youngster he used to swim, fought Muay Thai and despite his size played 3 years of amateur American football back home in Brazil as a linebacker. Leo was introduced to CrossFit in 2015 by one of his gym friends (when his current programme, in Leo's own words, was that bodybuilding stuff). He moved to the UK in 2016, Joined CrossFit Hammersmith where he started taking his CrossFit training more seriously and decided he wanted to try to make a profession as a coach.