Aaron is a long-time member at NewCov. The coaches are always impressed by his work ethic. “He is a hard worker and is always trying to better himself both inside and out of the gym,” says Coach Rachel.
He also motivates his fellow NewCov members to try their best. “His mentality in workouts and focus on crushing whatever the WODs are, is inspiring and addictive,” says Coach Tony.
Aaron is one of NewCov’s friendliest members. “Aaron is a great friend, will always help if you need him, is very supportive and motivating, and makes everyone feel welcome, in any situation,” says Coach Erin.
Thanks for being a part of our NewCov Family!
1. What made you give CrossFit a try?
I’ve always been active. Before CrossFit, I ran 5K’s, played rec basketball, volleyball, and softball. A friend brought me to the gym, and I was immediately hooked.
2. What did you think after your first WOD?
I was surprised at how tired I was. At that point in my life, I thought I was in really good shape, but it turns out, I wasn’t. The workout kicked my ass, and I came back for more the next day.
3. What has been your favorite CrossFit memory so far?
CrossFit means a lot of different things to different people. It provides us a means to get and stay healthy, it provides us with great friends and a sense of community, and it allows us to compete. I’ve always been a competitor. I want to win. My competitive nature is the same on a Monday versus a competition day. With that said, I would say my proudest CrossFit memories were in the 2016 Open. I limited alcohol consumption (haha) and put in lots of extra work. It all paid off and the results showed.
4. What is your favorite movement?
It’s hard to pick one, but if you’re forcing me to choose, I would say Muscle Ups.
5. What is your least favorite movement?
6. Do you follow any specific diet?
Not anymore. There are too many diets and fads out there that just aren’t healthy or even realistic. My main concern is eating clean, natural foods. The weekend includes the occasional cheat meal, which is almost always Skyline. I’ll share what I eat in one sitting, to see if you can eat as much in one sitting as I do. Please report back with your results. (3-Way with Extreme Cheese, Cheese Coney, Chili Cheese Chilito).
7. What has been the biggest improvement you’ve seen from your training?
The ability to translate fitness over to other things in my life, that I like to do for fun (biking, running, hiking, skateboarding etc.).
8. What advice do you have for beginners?
Don’t be intimidated by CrossFit in general or by anyone else at any gym. We all started in CrossFit as beginners, and had to put the work in to get where we are. Follow instruction from trainers and others in the gym. Socialize! Our gym has so many amazing members. I’ve made a lot of great friends since joining the gym, even found me a lady. Speaking of friends, has anyone seen Robert Sherman? He hasn’t been showing up to the evening classes.
9. What are your goals for the future?
I was unable to compete in the 2018 Open because of an injury, so my main goal is to crush the 2019 Open. A very lofty goal of mine would be to qualify for the Master’s Online Qualifier, next year. I’ve got a lot of work ahead of me, but that’s what goals are for.
10. Any shout outs… Go for it!!
1. Braley Millin for being a supportive and amazing girlfriend.
2. NewCov CrossFit Stance Sock Squad, for sharing and comparing sock ideas.
3. Trash Talk Tuesday members, for making a boring day of the week, fun.