April 2014 Member of the Month: Todd L
Todd is one of those people that always come to class with a positive attitude, ready to work hard and learn and all three of these qualities have helped him be very successful in a short period of time. He is one of the few that has come to Cróga with some CrossFit experience under his belt, but he kept an open mind and listened to our coaching and he is taking his game to a whole new level. Congrats, Todd, you have made some enormous strides in a very short period of time, keep up the good work!
Here’s a little Q&A with the Todd:
Dave (D): When did you join Cróga?
Todd (T): I joined December 5th, 2013. It was a cold and lonely night and I had been roaming the mean streets of Willow Glen, looking for a Box to call home.
D: What were you doing before for fitness?
T: I’ve always been athletic but before finding true fitness I like a lot of people would bounce around to different Globo-gym’s expecting to get results.
D: What improvements have you seen in the way you look feel and perform?
T: I feel great! I look like I’m carving myself out of myself always improving. My performance is insane! I’m stronger, faster and all around better at age 36 then I was at 26 kind of a Benjamin Buttons effect.
D: What’s your favorite WOD?
T: Anything that involves pushing weight.
D: What’s your least favorite WOD?
T: Anything involving burpees. I don’t hate many things in life but I hate burpees. Seriously though. They suck.
D: What do you love about CrossFit?
T: I love the competitiveness of the workouts of course however I also love the community as well. In no other competition will you see the first person to finish cheering on the last person to finish.
D: What’s been your favorite culinary discovery since joining Cróga?
T: I would have to say combining my paleo waffles with pulled pork. If heaven was a diner it would be on the menu.
D: What’s your biggest fitness goal for 2014?
T: I want to compete!
D: What words of advice do you have for new members or people considering joining Cróga CrossFit?
T: You will never find a workout program that is as rewarding as it is hard. You get what you put into it and you’ll have a community of great people will lift you up and help you find your greatness.
D: 20,000 Thrusters @ 95 lbs or do 10,000 toes-to-bar?
T: 20,000 thrusters @95lbs cuz this aint your momma’s jazzercise class!
D: Anything to add that we didn’t touch on yet?
T: I would like to say that Coach Dave and Coach Kelly are pure awesomeness! Thanks to them I have crushed more PR’s and become a better athlete in the 5 months I have been here then in the whole 2 years I have been doing Crossfit! I’m very thankful to be a part of their gym and have them in my life.