EACH MONTH WE HIGHLIGHT AN ATHLETE THAT HAS SHOWN GREAT PROGRESS AND/OR DEDICATION...
May 2019 - Alex Massimo
This month we honor Alex Massimo! She’s been working hard, grinding through WODs and steadily improving for months now. She came to about a year ago, and has consistently improved her skills. Her intensity is contagious, and her smile is always welcome in class! Alex may not always be lifting Rx+ weights, but she pushes herself every day to accomplish the most she can.
A single mom, and a new Long-Islander, Alex has had a great year at Cobalt, and the coaching staff looks forward to watching her grow as an athlete for years to come!
Q. TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF AND HOW YOU GOT STARTED.
A. I am 30 years old, a mother to THE most loving/amazing boy I know (Anthony) and originally from Orange County NY. I moved to Long Island a little over a year ago to expand my opportunities both personally and professionally. I’m into fitness, nutrition and doing whatever it is that contributes to self growth and quality of life. I enjoy doing just about anything as long as I’m in good company.
Q. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF CROSSFIT?
A. I was a rather chubby child who loved to eat, as we all do, not much has changed haha. My Dad was heavily involved in the fitness industry and as I got older I became very interested in it. I started working out with some trainers he knew and loved the feeling during and after. I’d research work outs and go to regular gym for years and mainted a “fit physique” but always felt like I needed more. My Aunt started a boot camp class at a box upstate and asked me to join her. I fell in love with the challenge/community and started my on ramp and from that day on I haven’t stopped. When I moved to Long Island I searched for a box like mine upstate and nothing fit! Came across Cobalt on google sent an email and got an immediate response which no other boxes did. You couldn’t even get them on the phone. I was sold my first class and signed up on the spot. Everyone was so welcoming. The continued support thats given from not only the coaches but all of the athletes is priceless. It’s become my second home.
Q. What is your favorite part of Crossfit?
A. The support and the people, coaches and athletes included. Without either one I personally wouldn’t be as successful in my journey.
Q. TELL US YOUR MOST MEMORABLE WOD AND WHY…
A. 19.5 by far. I got my first chest to bar and got 18 following (thanks Malich). I fought through that WOD like I’ve never fought before, ripped hands, blood, all of it. Right after I went into the bathroom and cried bc even though I didn’t finish I literally gave it everything I had.
Q. What is your biggest CrossFit goal?
A. To keep setting goals and achieving them one by one. But right now it’s muscles ups, bar or ring, I’d take either.
Q. IF you could have one workout named after you, whgat would it be?
400 meter run buy in and out
April 2019 - James Lynch
March 2019 - Diana Savosh
February 2019 - Luke Noone
JANUARY 2019 - Sue Brunjes