We chose Ry to be our February Athlete of the Month because he went from coming to CrossFit only when Boxing class was cancelled to being one of our most dedicated and consistent athletes! Congratulations Ry!
40 Years Old
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Running and Boxing
I am an Aerospace / Aerodynamic Engineer
I play the guitar, I love running and I also love to travel
I joined Platinum and saw people doing CrossFit through the window and thought it looked awesome!
I knew I liked it only after a couple of sessions
Pistols – because one leg is stronger than the other
I don’t think I have a favorite WOD movement. If I had to pick one, I would say the HSPU because when I first started Cross Fit, I couldn’t even get inverted!!!
I initially started with boxing because I wanted to stay active but I was getting bored with just the gym. I also wanted to build strength so I spoke with Adrian about CrossFit. Since joining CrossFit, I have noticed significant improvement in my overall strength and conditioning. I have always been a runner but I don’t think I had a lot of strength. CrossFit has also improved my running and I notice a big difference in my endurance. CrossFit is a great way for me to release stress and energy in a healthy way and continue to personally improve my own personal fitness goals. And……….I can continue to eat Wienerschitzel every now and then too =)
Fortunately, I don’t know FRAN and I hope our paths NEVER cross.
Other members working out with me motivates me.
I didn’t think I could ever get the proper form down for most of the movements. When I first started, I felt so awkward at everything I attempted and I just felt like everything I tried I was not getting the hang of. Since I am an engineer, I have a very analytical mind and I try to over analyze things to death. I think this mindset made it more difficult to just relax and have fun. Once I learned to do that, my form started to improve and I slowly began to get the hang of everything……well almost everything.
I lived in Bolivia, South America teaching English and computers and loved it. I now have a family there I am really close to and I try to travel back there every couple of years to South America to visit them.
Camille Leblanc-Bazinet 🙂
Camille Leblanc of course! Coconut water is Nasty