Hometown: Delanco, NJ
What do you do to pay your bills? Fitter/Welder boilermaker
How did you learn about CrossFit and how did you end up in our awesome Box? I learned about CrossFit from Yolanda the day I stopped in to inquire about the gym. When she gave me a walkthrough of the awesome box and explained to me that it is a community of people who feed off each other’s energy to get through the workouts, I knew this would be the perfect place to work on my health, body, and spirit.
What do you like most about being a FIT member (Hyper CrossFIT Athlete)? What I like most about being a CrossFit member is the community. I’ve made some awesome friends and met positive influences in my life since I became a member. Whether it’s a friendly competition to push through a WOD or nutritional tips after the WOD, the community is always helpful with my personal growth.
What is your proudest moment/biggest accomplishment since you started? My proudest moment was competing in the Battlegrounds competition. I felt courageous for competing with others who have been training for years and seeing all our community members pushing through and crushing it! I felt proud of myself and our box. Beasts!
What are you still working on to achieve? I’m still working to achieve a bar muscle-up.
Tell us one random fact about yourself that has nothing to do with Crossfit. My worldview foundation has been built from Taoism and Buddhism.
What is your favorite WOD or benchmark? My favorite WODs are ones with a story behind them. The trials and tribulations the individual had gone through, drives me to be a better me.
If you created a WOD, what would it be called and consist of? If I were to create a Gregory WOD, it would be divided into three 7 minute AMRAPS with a 2 minute rest in between. 25 minutes total WOD. The first part would be called The Peasant. The movements would mimic the struggles of the peasant – Farmers carry, 200m Row (fisherpersons) and a 15 yard push/pull sled to mimic the plow.
Part 2 would be called The Jester. The movements would mimic the entertainment a jester would perform for the crown – Handstand push-ups, double unders and goblet squats for the Queen! Part 3 would be The Crown. The movements would mimic the power required to become and maintain the power of the crown -Snatches, burpee box jump-overs and rope climbs.
What advice would you offer to someone interested, but intimidated to try CrossFit? I would advise anyone interested in CrossFit to come try it out. Intimidation is a burden we put on ourselves to feed our insecurities. It keeps us away from trying new things and meeting new people. CrossFit will help you strengthen your mind as well as your body. It will give you the confidence you ought to have by challenging yourself.