July Member of the Month!

The member of the month for July is, Andrew! Andrew has been at ECCF for almost 2 years now and is one of the most regular, regulars at 5:30am! Not only does he show up at 5:30am but he will always lead by example with stellar form. He continually pushes his limits and challenges himself whether it is going for those couple extra HSPU in a workout or adding a little bit more to the bar for Snatch work. When Andrew isn't doing CrossFit, he likes to stay active by going on backpacking trips. Next time you see him, ask about his 4th of July backpacking trip and give him a high five! Keep scrolling to get to know a bit more about Andrew! 

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MEMBER OF THE MONTH

Age: 35

Occupation: Software Engineer

In general, what is your athletic background? I've never really been into sports, but I've always been fairly active. Mostly biking and rock climbing. I got into Russian kettlebell training a few years ago living in San Diego.

How did you learn about Emerald City CrossFit (ECCF) ? A popular web search engine told me about it.

How has ECCF changed your life, lifestyle, and level of fitness? The added structure of regular classes has helped me be a lot more consistent in my training. Not having a choice of what workout to do makes me do even my least favorite movements (see below).

List short/long term goals you would like to accomplish through ECCF:  Short term I'd like to consistently get ring muscle ups. Long term I need to get better at my squats of all sorts.

What do you like most about ECCF? The people. Particularly the 5:30am crowd. You all rock!

What is your favorite CrossFit movement? Right now I really like clean and jerk since it uses just about everything. Kettlebell snatch is a close second.

What is your least favorite CrossFit movement? Wallballs.

Favorite WOD: Anything with toes to bar.

What are you currently doing to try to improve your nutrition?  Drink more water.

Favorite movie: Pulp Fiction.

Favorite and/or current book: Can I pick The Lord of the Rings trilogy? Sometimes it's sold as a single book...

Favorite music genre/artist: Classic rock, so I really like Jake's music selection in the morning.

What do you like to do outside the gym? Biking, running, climbing. I play a lot of board games.

In 10 words or less, what does CrossFit mean to you? Train hard, push yourself, and have fun.