In case you missed the newsletter, you missed the awesome news – Kaleo Adams is our December Athlete of the Month!!! Kaleo is a regular in the early morning hours and is pretty awesome to have in class. He pushes himself hard and really fights for those big scores he puts up on the board, but even more importantly, he pushes everyone else around him to be better than they are. He will, without fail, be the loudest cheerleader in any class. Kaleo, we salute you (and, this month, we cheer you!) 🙂
Kaleo’s Athlete of the Month workout will happen on December 19th. In the meantime, learn more about him below.
(Photo stolen from Facebook 😬)
Name: Kaleo Adams
How long have you been CrossFitting and why did you start?
I started because this girl at work had started and told me about it. I wanted to try it out. My first workout was horrible. I really didn’t want to come back but felt pressured. So I signed up. My wife was pissed.
What is your favorite WOD?
Not sure. I do enjoy Isabel and Grace.
What’s on your suck list?
Muscle-ups, burpees, sit-ups, ring dips, and push-ups…all body weight stuff…
If there were one movement you wish the coaches didn’t know, what would it be?
Running a 600 to start or inchworms…yea, inchworms to start the day.
What is the strangest talent you have?
I can put more weight on the bar and tell myself that I didn’t just add more weight and it’s the same weight as I just did….and believe myself.
Describe your biggest milestone, achievement or “a-ha” moment?
I think all of the movements you do, at some point, you have an “a-ha” moment. Either because a coach helped you with technique or form or you just get physically stronger or more flexible if you keep coming. It’s dun watching people surprise themselves and definitely motivating when you see people transform.
What can you do now that you thought you’d never be able to do the first time you walked through the gym doors?
Get up on the leaderboard.
Any advice for people just getting started or new to CrossFit?
Don’t get overwhelmed or think too much about what state of fitness you are in. Make yourself sign up for classes and come as much as is safe for your body. Don’t worry about how you look or if you are doing it right… that’s why the coaches are there. Ask them questions… they will spend the time with you. Track your WOD times and lifts so you can see your own progress rather than compare yourself to other people in the class. Be comfortable with being uncomfortable. Have fucking fun with it.