My desire for fitness actually
came from my family. My wife has a fitness background, she’s training to be a personal trainer, and that actually motivated me to do a TRX certification here. Our number one job is Soldier first. You have to be ready to do whatever it
takes at the moment that everything’s happening. My name is Sergeant First Class
Francisco Rodriguez and I’m the Visual Information Support Center
NCOIC. Our team being in the job that we are it’s not very active. Here on a daily basis at the VISC we take command photos and DA photos. I’m the VISC Manager
basically I make sure all the photos at the end of day are uploaded, printed and emailed if necessary, and we have Private Herrera who is
like the Editor, the one that does the prints and touches up on photos. Specialist Lane he’s the Main Photographer. Here we go, look right at the camera for me, three, two, one [machine beeps] So as a Soldier and as a
Combat Camera you have to always be ready for every situation, as a Combat
Camera I have to be prepared to deploy with any unit at any time. You have 2 ID
out here, you have artillery units you have infantry units and they’re constantly
in the field and constantly training and constantly working out. Alright ready, set, begin! We have to be at the same level of readiness as them. Army standard PRT is
meant to help sustain someone, doing this is actually helping improve us. The
Functional Fitness routines that we do at the gym, like the level of intensity
of the workouts and the type of workouts that you do, every workout you
learn a little bit about yourself. So actually I’m, diagnosed with
depression. Doing these workouts at lunch with the group, it actually allows to
help bring my mood up and all that stuff stopping me from going into those bad
moods. “Doing all right Lane?…I can hear you from over here.” They kind of motivate me and it’s a reciprocating feeling everyone kind of feeds off of each other, that team mentality, the
larger the team the more everyone is kind of building off of each other and
pulling in that motivation. Everybody might complain a little bit but we’re
still gonna get to the end together. No matter what. “COFFEE CATS!”