Tell us something about your life outside of CrossFit (career, family, hobbies, etc). My wife Olivia and I have been married for 2.5 years. We have two St. Berdoodles named Scooby and Daphne. Besides crossfit I love soccer, ice hockey and skiing. I played soccer in college and really miss the sport.
My favorite book or movie: I love the movie Shawshank Redemption. I love WW2 history so any book about the war I find interesting.
My favorite local restaurant: For a nice beer and burger….the Continental. Wine and dine my wifey…Oishi.
Tell us something that we don’t know or would be surprised to learn about you: I am the youngest of 5 and my next closest in age sibling is 10 years older than me. I met my wife by asking the entire bar if I could take her out on a date.
How I was introduced to CrossFit: I was trying to get in shape for our wedding 3 years ago and decided that I could no longer lift weights and use a treadmill. The boredom was killing me and I needed something fresh and new.
My fitness routine before CrossFit: Elliptical for 30 mins and bench press for 30.
My thoughts after my first CrossFit workout: I am fat and completely out of shape. I loved crossfit from day 1. It did and still does remind me of being on a team. I love that lockeroom feeling.
My proudest CrossFit accomplishment is: When I RX’d the first time. I forget the workout but I remember telling everyone that I knew that I RX’d. No one had a clue what I meant.
My favorite WOD is: Murph. The wod means so much more than finishing.
My Favorite Lift is: Shoulder press and I love handstand pushups.
My next goal is: I want to start trying competition weight when doing wods…..who knows if that will happen soon. A bar muscle up will make me smile too!
How has CrossFit affected your life outside of the gym? Yes…I am in better shape. I feel better and have a ton of energy.
What I love most about CrossFit Newtown: The friends that I have met. I do enjoy my peeps at 6am. People that work out that early are weird. I embrace the weird! Mike K. is such a great coach. TY Mike.
What advice I would give to someone just joining CrossFit Newtown: Just try it. Something is different everyday and you get to do it with friends.
Do you have any diet/nutritional advice? No but a nice beer after a hard wod is always very nice.