Behind the scenes with our BootCamp Athlete of the Month, Nick!
What made you decide to join our Novem BootCamp? A couple of my close friends joined Novem (Evan and Erin, who’ve since moved to California :’(, and Matt Dye) about a year and a half ago. Evan and Erin were on a quest to get swoll for their wedding (their words). After a couple months of the three of them peer pressuring me I gave in and tried it out – and I’m really glad I did.
Name a fitness goal that you have. Toes to bar is my nemesis – one day I’ll get it! I’d like to be able to do more than a couple unassisted pull-ups at a time, too. More generally, I’ve been trying to boost my endurance and improve my pacing/consistency over a work out.
Tell us one thing about yourself that no one in the gym knows about you. I LOVE to cook – I’m border-line obsessed. Who knows if I’m any good, and I basically make the same handful of recipes, but I don’t care; it’s a great way for me to relax after a long day. Also, I just got a pressure-cooker. To say it’s been life- changing would be an understatement.
What is your Athletic background? Pretty much none. I never got into sports growing up, and after I moved to Philly for grad school I found that I was living a pretty aggressively sedentary lifestyle. I ran “every now and then” but… yeah. Bootcamp is the first time I’ve consistently stuck to a workout.
What is your Favorite and Least Favorite Movement? Why? I have a love-hate relationship with thrusters. I hate doing them, but I love how great I feel afterwards.
How has BootCamp changed your outlook on everyday life? Honestly, some of the biggest benefits have been for my mental health; I feel more energized, less stressed, and happier overall. Plus, it’s a big confidence boost to see how much better shape I’m in than when I started.