Guilherme Malheiros Joins Team FITAID
Meet The Newest Team FITAID Athlete, Guilherme Malheiros
Q&A with Crossfit Star Guilherme Malheiros
Guilherme Malheiros, also known as Gui, is the 21 year old Crossfit Phenom from Brazil who is quickly becoming a star in the CrossFit world. He was first introduced to CrossFit in 2016 at the age of 16. That year, he ranked 45th in the world and second in Brazil. The following year, in 2017, Guilherme took 2nd in the CrossFit boys division (16-17) and was crowned the 2nd Fittest Teenager on Earth.
Fast-forward to 2019 and Guilherme, 19 years old, is the Fittest Man in Brazil and is competing in the CrossFit Games in the men’s division. He would go on and place 48th at the 2019 CrossFit Games. In 2020, Malheiros finished atop the rankings of Fittest Man in Brazil again. However, due to COVID-19, he did not compete in the 2020 games.
After a year of not competing at the 2020 CrossFit Games, Guilherme was determined to make a statement during the 2021 Games and that is exactly what he did. Guilherme would go on to win three events, the 550 yard sprint, the sprint and heavy clean ladder, and the one-rep max snatch event. Guilherme was one of two competitors to take home first place in at least three events. As the youngest competitor at this year's Madison Games, Guilherme would go on to place 7th overall at the 2021 CrossFit Games. Also, Guilherme would be crowned Most Improved Athlete at the CrossFit games for his efforts.
Guilherme has the potential to carry the sport for the country of Brazil and bring more fans and competitors from all countries within South America. While some believe Guilherme is the future star this sport needs, Guilherme believes the future is now.
We sat down with the future star of CrossFit to learn more about him, his love for CrossFit, and the biggest differences between his home country of Brazil and America.
Q: When do you first become aware of FITAID?
So I knew FITAID in 2017. I was in Puerto Rico. I loved it. The shirts and all of their apparel, obviously the drink, the recovery drink. So I wanted to be sponsored by FITAID but at that time I did not have the contact to talk to someone. So I just waited and was like ‘man one day I’m going to be sponsored by FITAID.’ And then in 2021 after the games, Aaron Hinde (Co-Founder and President of LIFEAID) just stopped his car in the middle of a crowd of people and said “Hey Bro! I want to sponsor you!’ And I was like ‘Yeah! Let's go!’
Q: Why do you love working out?
Because it makes me feel better with myself and improves my self confidence. Working out improves my mental game and my mentality towards life. I love working out because it makes me feel better, lighter, strong, and self confident.
Q: What is your favorite workout song?
I don’t have only one. I have maybe a type of music. Hip Hop and Electronics but between those two, Electronics.
Q: What is your favorite part about competing?
My favorite part is getting the crowd on their feet.
Q: What is your favorite post workout meal?
Acai, for sure, I love it.
Q: What does your morning routine look like?
Wake up, wash my face, scrape my tongue, brush my teeth, go to the kitchen, drink water, say good morning to my girlfriend, make a coffee, and make some plain waffles with honey on top.
Q: What do you miss most about Brazil?
From Brazil I miss the food, my family, my friends, the beach, and my dogs
Q: What is the biggest difference between Brazil and America?
People here are not used to hugging each other. When you get to the gym, it's just waves and ‘sup’, ‘morning’, ‘what's up.’ In Brazil it's more like ‘come here bro, how's the day? How was your night? How did you sleep? Come here, hugs, kisses, all that stuff.
Q: What is your favorite food here in America?
Tex Mex... Rice, chicken, cheese, cheese (yes double cheese) lettuce, tomato, in wrap. Like a Burrito.
Q: What are some of your hobbies outside of CrossFit?
Sleep, eat frosted flakes, play video games, watch Netflix, and sleep.
Make sure to follow Gui on Instagram!