January Member of the Month

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Tell us about yourself!
I'm from NYC so still getting used to the rain and all the politeness. My wife and I have an amazing 2-year-old son and an adorable yellow lab named Whitney Houston. In addition to CrossFit, my hobbies mostly include sleeping and working. But I love to cook, read, bike, and play video games, and look forward to doing those things when Will goes to college...

What inspired you to start CrossFit?
I was looking for an early morning workout that had a very positive competitive aspect. CrossFit has given me an awesome combination of positivity and encouragement, with pushes to do better and improve alongside the folks I work out with.

What are your fitness goals?
I want to be strong and healthy for a long time, so I'm excited to build an awesome foundation of conditioning, strength, and flexibility. More specifically I still need to master double-unders, I want to do a muscle-up, and my deadlifts need work!

What do you enjoy most about Emerald City CrossFit?
I love how hard it is! :) I love how after my early morning, the rest of my day feels easy. The coaches are incredibly positive, knowledgeable, and supportive. And maybe most of all I love the community - I think without the folks I work out with every morning, I would have lost steam a while ago!

What advice do you have for new members?
I wish I had started off more slowly with weight/intensity, but more quickly gotten to a consistent 4-5 times/week. A lot of my aches and pains went away, and I started making much quicker progress, when I stopped pushing myself on weight but started coming almost every morning.

What message do you have for your gym family?
Thank you for being so positive and encouraging every morning, even though it's early!