Hey ECCF! Help us congratulate Max Eddy, our #memberofthemonth!!
Max is consistent, has a great work ethic, works on skills before class, is on time (aka 10 minutes early!), is coachable and is a joy to have in the gym! Most importantly, Max always has a great attitude and is eager to grow!
Keep killin' it, Max! Thanks for being a part of our #gymfamily!!
Occupation: Software Engineer
In general, what is your athletic background?
I've never really participated in any sports or other serious athletic endeavors before. I have "exercised" vaguely on and off over the years.
How did you learn about Emerald City CrossFit (ECCF) ?
I typed CrossFit into Google Maps and I found it was 2 blocks down the street, had good reviews, and a cool website that made things less intimidating.
How has ECCF changed your life, lifestyle, and level of fitness?
I actually have some cardiovascular endurance now. For example, I went hiking with some friends recently and I felt fresh the entire way while they were huffing and puffing. I feel and look much better after only a few short months.
List short/long term goals you would like to accomplish through ECCF:
My squat and deadlift need a lot of work. 2x BW squat + deadlift would make me happy. Long term being reasonably decent at Olympic lifts would be cool.
What do you like most about ECCF?
All of the coaches are super awesome.
What is your favorite CrossFit movement?
Strict pull ups
What is your least favorite CrossFit movement?
Overhead squat because I feel like it takes arcane magic in order to execute.
The ones that look like a mistake when you read them on Zen Planner. "How can anyone do all of that?" Then you go to class and find out that they are in fact real workouts.
What are you currently doing to try to improve your nutrition?
I consume caffeine and alcohol rarely. Attempting to eat less processed foods, eat more vegetables, and avoid sweets as I tend to lose myself when donuts are present.
Independence Day for the ultimate 90s cheesiness.
Favorite and/or current book:
Why We Sleep: Unlocking The Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker - This book is fascinating, and I'm working on improving my sleep quality.
Favorite music genre/artist:
I enjoy a lot of different music, but I'm a metalhead at heart. One of my favorites is the band Gojira.
What do you like to do outside the gym?
Eat food and sleep. Stay up late watching bad movies and reality TV.
Fun fact about yourself others may not know?
I could not swim until this year. I've been taking adult swim lessons, and now I'm finally confident I won't immediately drown if I hit the water.
In 10 words or less, what does CrossFit mean to you?
An effective way to workout for functional fitness and fun!