EACH MONTH WE SHINE THE SPOTLIGHT ON ONE OF OUR ATHLETES...
April 2017 - Kimball Smith
Join us in Congratulating Kim! She is April's Athlete of the Month. Kim was a member about a year or two ago for a brief time, and left us for a bit. She came back though!...and has since been kicking ass and taking names ever since. She's been hitting PR after PR, going to personal training sessions, rocking open gyms and showing up day in and day out to grind out every WOD.
All of her hard work has been paying off. Have you seen her lately? She's slimmed down, gotten stronger and faster, and her confidence in WOD's has skyrocketed. So give Kim a high-five when you see her, and tell her to keep up the good work! She has big, but very attainable goals for the year ahead and we all look forward to watching her reach them!
Q. TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF.
A. I’m not the best at this- but here goes! I am originally from Philadelphia (go Eagles!) and have an awesome family- which includes my beautiful baby niece. I moved to Long Island about 2 years ago and love it. I currently work in advertising but am going back to school to pursue a career in Physical Therapy. In my spare time (not that I have much) I enjoy playing guitar, hanging out with friends, and of course doing Crossfit.
Q. HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH CROSSFIT AND AT CROSSFIT COBALT?
A. To be honest, I was really scared of Crossfit and never thought I could do it. I had been involved in sports throughout high school and college, but never thought I was in shape enough to even give it a try. It wasn’t until I met my ex-girlfriend, a Crossfit coach at the time, who convinced me to give it a chance. I looked around for a while and found that the energy and people at Cobalt were exactly what I was looking for. So, we ended up going for a few months and then we took a hiatus. It wasn’t until last May that I realized I needed to do something to improve how I felt. I decided I wanted to rejoin the box and have been extremely happy with my decision.
Q. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF CROSSFIT?
A. There are a ton of answers I could write for this, but the one that means the most to me is the comradery. I love going to Cobalt and seeing all of my friends there and knowing we are ultimately working towards the same goal. They are constantly pushing me to become a better athlete and I hope I do the same for them. It really is amazing to know the people who are by your side are always cheering for you and vice-versa.
Q. TELL US YOUR MOST MEMORABLE WOD AND WHY…
A. I have a feeling this should be a happy answer, but for me it’s not. My most memorable WOD was a 50-40-30-20-10 of wall balls and sit-ups. I remember that it was the first WOD I could not finish and I was legitimately crying and hyperventilating on the floor. HOWEVER, the reason why I remember this the most is that I remember telling myself I never wanted to feel like that again. I always look back on that day and use that as fire in each workout and strive to become a better athlete.
Q. WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE PLANS AND GOALS?
A. My future plan for outside of Crossfit is to get into a PT school and eventually become an awesome Physical Therapist. In Crossfit, my new goals are to do the open RX next year and also to complete Murph.
Q. IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE WORKOUT NAMED AFTER YOU WHAT WOULD IT BE?
A. Hmm, there are so many good answers for this, but I think if I had to pick one it would be “Blonde Bombshell.”
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