Mike has been one of our most-dedicated members, for the past two years.
“He is a heart-filled athlete that comes in the gym everyday, wanting to leave better than he came,” Coach Raquel said.
Coach Emily is grateful for Mike’s generosity, as he provided an engraved PR bell, for his fellow members.
“Plus, he not only participates in every competition, he also judges,” Coach Emily said.
His incredible work ethic enabled him to compete in last year’s CrossFit Open, for the first time.
“He wants to be critiqued on his training to help him improve,” Coach Raquel said.
Congratulations, Mike! NewCov is lucky to have you!
1. What made you give CrossFit a try?
A little over 2 years ago my friend Katy Young passed away tragically. Katy was an avid CrossFitter who had always tried to get me to try it out, stating I would enjoy it more than running. After she passed away I attended a memorial workout and saw the camaraderie and community of the gym and thought; I could get into this. I tried NewCov with a friend of mine who was a member previously and realized it was exactly what I needed.
2. What did you think after your first WOD?
I thought, “By Beard of Zeus, why am I so sweaty!” It was awesome!
3. What has been your favorite CrossFit memory so far?
I would call this a three-way tie; getting to do the Gobblers & Gobblettes competition with my wife, Tiffany, watching my daughters performing and enjoying the kids’ classes, or my first Open last year. So much encouragement and fitness!
4. What is your favorite movement?
5. What is your least favorite movement?
6. Do you follow any specific diet?
Try to carb cycle as much as possible.
7. What has been the biggest improvement you’ve seen from your training?
My overall quality of life has improved! My mobility, stamina and strength! From being with my family to going on patrol, the training improved and has saved my life a couple of times!
8. What advice do you have for beginners?
Stick with it, don’t get discouraged if you struggle sometimes, LISTEN TO THE COACHES! They care about seeing all of us succeed!
9. What are your goals for the future?
Continue to develop as an athlete, get stronger and more fit! Be the best me I can be and maybe a father-daughter team one day!
10. Any shout outs… Go for it!!
Emily and all the staff, I can’t say thank you enough! The 6pm class folks! We might not “lead the way,” but we finish the day!
“In 1995 I had $7 in my pocket and I knew two things: I’m broke as Hell, and one day I won’t be.” -Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Never take yourself out of the fight!