Member Of The Month is a prestigious designation awarded to someone who exemplifies what it means to be a DeNovo CrossFit athlete; someone in our community who lives by our Purpose and Values and honors the DeNovo Theory.
A good friend thought I would like it and insisted that I try it out; they were right.
The leadership and the community. You’re going to find the same bars, boxes, and protein shakes at every gym. You are not going to find the same level of professionalism, devotion to athletes, inclusion, and camaraderie. Also -- full disclosure -- the organization and matching wall balls, kettlebells, dumbbells, etc. all scratch my OCD itch perfectly.
My biggest CrossFit accomplishment is ‘staying in the game’ and continuous improvement. I’m proud that I’ve been able to work through injuries -- both big and small, and still show up for WOD’s as much as I want to. Additionally, being able to do pistols better at age 38 than at 31 still amazes me.
My biggest accomplishment in life is marrying Sara. She’s everything someone could want in a partner with which to navigate this crazy world.
Waiting for street parking and the person in your spot takes more than 30 seconds to start their car, buckle up, and back out.
Hopefully, we’ll be celebrating open gyms and bars inside six feet of one another.
There’s an old bit about two fishermen in a boat that rarely lands but when it does, it kills…
Besides CrossFit, I enjoy mountain biking, road biking, camping, and a multitude of DIY projects. Professionally, I’m an engineering manager for a manufacturing company in Windsor.
Kindness. It’s all around and easily overlooked. If you can train yourself to recognize it or intentionally seek it out, it can really brighten your day. Even spotting the little things makes me want to get in on the act and it reinforces my faith in humanity.
Favorite to do – bar muscle ups.
Favorite to try – snatches.
Favorite to watch – clean & jerk.
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway. Not sure who wins yet.
CrossFit can be intimidating. Especially when walking in on Tish’s leg days (inside joke). However, we want you to join probably more than you do. I have yet to meet an athlete that doesn’t want to share their passion and provide advice, support, and encouragement where they can. We’re all here because DeNovo brings something very positive, and personal, to each of our lives. Whether that be social, mental, emotional, physical… it’s likely something different for all of us. We want that same thing for you.