EACH MONTH WE HIGHLIGHT AN ATHLETE THAT HAS SHOWN GREAT PROGRESS AND/OR DEDICATION...
February 2018 - Mike Renner
Please join the coaching staff in congratulating Mike Renner! He is February's Athlete of the Month. Mike has been training with us for a while now, and continues to make progress month after month. Mike is great at knowing when to RX+ a WOD and when to scale it. His strength and form are always improving, and one of these days we're gong to get his arms totally straight on pull-ups! As a masters athlete, Mike often bests other athletes nearly half his age! Keep it up Mike, your great attitude, demeanor and hard work don't go unnoticed!
Q. TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF.
A. I Live in West Islip. I own "Quality Moving & Storage" in Hicksville. Besides Crossfit I like to play beach volleyball in the summer and snowboard/ski in the winter.
Q. HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH CROSSFIT AND AT CROSSFIT COBALT?
A. My brother Rich got me started in crossfit. He knew I was looking for something different than just a regular gym. He suggested we check this thing out called "Crossfit". He thought it might be something I would like. He was absolutely right. That was about 4 Years ago, right here at Cobalt.
Q. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF CROSSFIT?
A. I have to say my favorite part of Crossfit is that every workout is different, and that it covers a wide range of things in the workouts. Also, friendly competition pushes you a little bit more than if you were working out on your own.
Q. TELL US YOUR MOST MEMORABLE WOD AND WHY…
A. I don't think it was a named WOD. It was about 2 years ago. The WOD was 4 rounds of 4 muscle ups, kettle bell swings, push ups, run 400. The reason why this is my most memorable WOD is because it was the first time I was able to do muscle ups in a WOD. I got 13 out of the 16. It was something I had never done before crossfit, and I never thought I would be able to do it, especially in a WOD with so many muscle ups.
Q. WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE PLANS AND GOALS?
A. I'm working on my kipping for toes to bar and pull ups, and being able to string together muscle ups. My main goal is to stay in shape through my fifties and well beyond.
Q. IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE WORKOUT NAMED AFTER YOU WHAT WOULD IT BE?
A. My WOD would be made up of 4 rounds with 5 things to do: 4 muscle Ups, 20 Push Ups, 2 legless rope climbs, run 400, 30 sit ups. Hopefully, I get all 16 of the muscle ups this time!
JANUARY 2018 - Liz Johnson
DECEMBER 2017 - Tom Miele
NOVEMBER 2017 - Delia Keane
OCTOBER 2017 - Antonio Monserratte
September 2017 - Ed Cuff
August 2017 - Amanda Barry
JULY 2017 - Keith Irizarry
JUNE 2017 - Iverine Anderson
MAY 2017 - Jason Bryant
APRIL 2017 - Kimball Smith
MARCH 2017 - David Godfrey
FEBRUARY 2017 - Christina Dierlam
JANUARY 2017 - Kyle Lick
DECEMBER 2016 - Cindy Godfrey
NOVEMBER 2016 - Tommy Berman
OCTOBER 2016 - Carolyn Cronogue
SEPTEMBER 2016 - Jim Baumbach
AUGUST 2016 - Erin Schniederman
JULY 2016 - Seth Maldonado
APRIL 2016 - Casey O'Byrne
MARCH 2016 - Joey Hein
FEBRUARY 2016 - Melissa Miglionico
JANUARY 2016 - Corey Lynch
DECEMBER 2015 - Noelle Hawthorne
NOVEMBER 2015 - Jeffrey Shapiro
OCTOBER 2015 - Paula Hueshcnieder