March Member of the Month
Leo has been crushing his workouts lately and has been really focused on his nutrition this year. His dedication to improving his health made him an easy nomination for our Member of the Month this month! Leo set out last year to improve his Fireman Test time, he not only crushed his time by over 2 minutes, he felt like he could do the whole thing again! Leo is in the Open this year and doing really well, we are so proud and happy to have him here. Let's find out more about him.
1.Tell us a little about your journey with FMCF
A coworker started me on a workout program because I felt I needed to get in to better shape as a volunteer firefighter and for my family but I didn’t know what to do and he had experience. I started a program based on deadlifts, squats, and bench press and then I was hooked. As I progressed I came to a point where I felt I needed a change I wasn’t getting what I wanted out of going to the gym by myself. I live very close by FMCF and I would always drive by and see the door open and people working out and it looked fun. I knew of CrossFit but felt that I could never do it. I knew some people who worked out there and it sparked my interest and they pushed me to sign up for a boot camp to test it out. Everyone in the boot camp are so helpful and once I seen how it ran and was exposed to it all. I made the jump to a membership for a couple days a week but then I wanted even more so I went unlimited.
2.What has been your biggest CrossFit accomplishment?
I have lost inches and gained muscle which then helps me progress and get better times in the WOD’s. I am also really happy with being able to hit the Rx button on certain WODs.
3.If you could choose any workout to do for the rest of your life, what would it include?
Anything with a barbell, especially deadlifts! I love to lift not so much the cardio!
4.What advice do you have for someone who is putting off starting at FMCF?
Just go for it! You may feel intimidated but there is no need, everyone from the coaches to the members are all very welcoming and helpful. There is a scale for all skill and experience levels so there is no need to feel like you cant
5.Do you have any rituals before a wod?
I normally work out at 5:30 am so just getting out of bed is a ritual enough but it’s a lot easier now that I think my body is used to getting up that early
6.What's you favorite workout song?
Limp Bizkit – Break Stuff or Rage Against the Machine – Killing In the Name
7.When you are not at FMCF, what are some of your favorite things to do?
Going to my kids sporting events and practice they are getting to the age where sports becoming a big part of life which I am looking forward too. I am also a volunteer firefighter in Royalton Township so that takes a lot of my time also.