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CrossFit Novem’s Athlete of the Month: Shawn

Behind the scenes with our CrossFit Novem’s Athletes of the Month, Shawn!

What got you into CrossFit?
My brother’s interest in the sport put it on my radar, and my general distain for traditional gyms pushed me towards it.

Name a fitness goal that you have.

Having never done it before, I’d like to complete Murph this year.

Tell us one thing about yourself that no one in the gym knows about you.
I am/was (?) a black belt in karate. I don’t know that you get to retain that title after this long of a hiatus.

What is your Athletic background?

played lacrosse, baseball, and basketball through high school, and continued playing club lacrosse while in college. Now I Golf and drink beer (re: need Crossfit).

Favorite Benchmark, wod, and lift.
I absolutely stink at it, but the snatch is my favorite Olympic lift. When everything goes right (rare…), it’s incredibly rewarding. Nancy is my favorite benchmark, and I like any long, cardio intensive WOD.

How has CrossFit impacted your life?
I’ve always disliked going to the gym, and as a result, I was never as healthy as I could’ve been. I’ve still got a ways to go, but since joining Novem, the camaraderie, challenge, and friendships have turned exercising into a daily routine that I genuinely look forward to. And the results have been measurable; in a recent wellness screening at work (weight, BMI, cholesterol, etc), I was in the optimal range of all attributes tested!

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