We are proud to present our STUDENT ATHLETE OF THE MONTH - KURT W. His commitment to our CrossFit program is admirable. Let's get to know this outstanding member...
What's your age and athletic background? 49, ran xcountry as a kid, rode horses competitively until my early 20’s - combined training (dressage, cross country, stadium jumping). Have done a couple triathlons and open water swim events. Continue to bike and swim on the weekends.
What results since starting CrossFit? Have been doing CrossFit for 2 years. I started out going twice a week, then 3x, settling on 4. Went through a learning curve as I didn’t have any experience with weights other than lifting on my own. I started with an old shoulder injury but I do some PT exercises before class and it hasn’t been a problem other than limiting my ability to work on kipping pull-ups. I’m stronger and more aware of how I carry and use my body since starting. I sit in front of a computer for a good part of my day and can fall into a hunched shoulder posture. CrossFit has also helped me improve my posture on my bike.
Any changes to your lifestyle or diet? Try to be more mindful of what I eat and to remind myself that food is fuel for a good workout. I’m able to go to class during my work day which has made me more productive in the afternoon as I return to work with a fresh perspective.
How has your mindset towards fitness changed since starting CrossFit? I’ve surprised myself in my ability to push myself physically and I’ve applied that awareness to biking and swimming. If I’m on my bike and start to feel whiny pushing myself up a hill, I’ll think “well at least I’m not doing thrusters.”
What's your favorite CrossFit movement or workout? I’m a mean box jumper - would like to give a shout out to Aaron. Lauren must be slipping him homeopathic mood stabilizers/enhancers as he’s always upbeat and enthusiastic. He’s also really good at breaking down and teaching the movements.