MEMBER OF THE MONTH: JACOB GUIDUGLI
NewCov CrossFit Coach Raquel Theodosopoulos said that Jacob is “Such a great guy! He’s been staying after to put in the work on his lifting an mobility. He’s very competitive and is determined.”
Coaches Tony Brackett and Steven Mavrolas also agreed that Jacob has a competitive drive. Coach Steven stated “Jacob, like many of us is really competitive and has high expectations for himself. As we all come to realize, developing CrossFit skills take time. He has a great mindset for this and has been very receptive to coaching/learning. I believe he’s starting to see his hard work pay off.”
Coach Tony added that “Jake is very competitive. He’s always comparing what he does on what I do and now I’m sure he’s surpassed me. Definitely dedicated to his fitness.”
1. What made you give CrossFit a try?
I joined CrossFit because I was looking for a new exercise regime. I’m cousins with Tony Brackett and he had talked about CrossFit to me and thought I’d give it a try.
2. What did you think after your first WOD?
I thought I would be fine and then came out super hot and flat lined real quick. Wasn’t my best showing.
3. What has been your favorite CrossFit memory so far?
More recently my favorite memory would have been doing the practice open meet and PRing both lifts.
4. What is your favorite movement?
My favorite movement is squat cleans.
5. What is your least favorite movement?
Least favorite would probably be thrusters.
6. Do you follow any specific diet?
I do not follow a specific diet. I just eat clean as often as I can.
7. What has been the biggest improvement you’ve seen from your training?
Probably flexibility. I feel that most the trainers point out how much more flexible I’ve gotten. I’ve come a long way from Johnny telling me I don’t have flexible ankles.
8. What advice do you have for beginners?
Take your time and don’t expect huge results right away. Two things I struggled with.
9. What are your goals for the future?
To keep improving, maybe a competition, maybe snatch my body weight one day.
10. Any shout outs…Go for it!!
I’ll give a shout out to my wife for never complaining about spending a lot of time at the gym and to Johnny for the encouragement and not letting me settle. Also all the coaches and the CrossFit family. Always open and always helping me when I need it.
Congrats Jacob! We are glad to have you at NewCov CrossFit!