Taylor Lovejoy is this month’s Hyper CrossFIT’s Athlete of the Month. Learn more about Taylor, the interior decor loving, hard working high school teacher, and the Hyper CrossFIT athlete we are very proud of. Read on…
A local high school teacher from Delran, NJ, Taylor credits his wife for introducing him to CrossFIT.
“At first I was a hater, but when I finally stripped away my judgements and learned about CrossFIT I was hooked. I got into Hyper from a GroupOn deal and never saw the inside of a standard gym again.”
Focused less on large goals and achievements and more on little day to day victories, Taylor’s personal approach is to work on getting stronger, faster and more efficient with every workout. “That’s what makes the big moments really count,” he says. That said, his favorite WOD is “Jackie,” which consists of a 1000 meter row, 50 thrusters and 30 pulls ups.
It was that very kind of perseverance, perspective and desire to consistently push himself that caught our attention and inspired us to invite Taylor to be July’s CrossFIT Athlete of the Month. Taylor naturally accepted, saying, “I am totally grateful and honored by this recognition.”
If given the opportunity to create and name his own WOD, Taylor says he would call it, “Killjoy,” and it would consist of the following:
- 1 mile run
- 90 Squats
- 80 Sit Ups
- 70 Push Ups
- 60 Barbell Thrusters
- 50 Calorie Row
- 40 Alternating Pistols
- 30 Toe-to-Bar
- 20 Handstand Push Ups
- 10 Burpee Box Jumps
- 1 Muscle Up
As for what he appreciates most about his Hyper CrossFIT family, Taylor says, “Making progress is important, but it is secondary to understanding and valuing each other.” In fact, Taylor’s advice to anyone interested in CrossFIT, but struggling with a general lack of confidence or intimidation is, “Just keep working. Don’t lose heart when you aren’t hitting certain goals of time and weight. We’ve all been in your shoes!”
In his spare time, Taylor enjoys interior home decor/decorating and cooking. “I’m the male Martha Stewart,” he jokes.
Well, Taylor, we certainly hope that all this crossfitting has helped to condition you well for flower arranging and preparing sumptuous cuisine. Invite us over sometime. 😉
Please join us in congratulating, Taylor. Keep up the great work, brother!