CrossFit 13 Stars

Member Spotlight

Originally hailing from New Jersey’s first cousin (aka Long Island aka Strong Island), George joined us in September of 2016 with a CrossFit background having been a member of a gym back on LI. It wasn’t until this past month though that we learned of George’s ability to do pistols in his sleep.

George is a regular member of the 5:15am crew, even dragging his @$$ out of bed on days he has off from work because he likes to “stick to a routine.” The coaches unanimously chose George for the Member Spotlight for February because of his dedication to class, his work ethic while he is in the gym, and his coach-ability when given things to think about and work on. Now on to that pistol-on-the-kettlebell…

  1. Member since: September 2016
  2. One word that describes your experience at CF13S is… reliable.
  3. Your favorite and least favorite movements are… pistols (favorite) and kb snatches (least).
  4. If you were stranded on an island, the one piece of exercise equipment that you would have with you is… A jump rope so I can practice putting together a respectable string of double unders, plus the potential infections from rope-related wounds could put me out of my misery.
  5. The reason you CrossFit is… because it is different every day and everyone in the class experiences the same torture during the workout that you do. That builds character and community.
  6. The improvement that you are most proud of, since joining CF13S, is… I’m starting to talk more during the 5:15 class…and I can do three strict pullups in a row.
  7. What is something New Jersey has that Long Island does not? Jughandles (and they are the worst.)
  8. What is your favorite lift? Power Cleans
  9. Best life advice/quote? “If you can’t love yourself, how the hell are you going to love somebody else?” – RuPaul
  10. Any advice for people just getting started? Show up to classes. Establish a routine quickly. There are things that will come easily to you, and things that will take a lot of work just to figure out, and that’s alright.