EACH MONTH WE SHINE THE SPOTLIGHT ON ONE OF OUR ATHLETES...
July 2017 - Keith Irrizary
After a really long time...and probably way overdue...this month's Spotlight Athlete Award goes to Keith! He's always been one of our top athletes, but recently, Keith decided to take a step back, re-learn the basics and re-focus on form. In that time he's made amazing gains in his lifts, and more importantly his movement. Keith is always there to cheer people on and push fellow athletes to do more, and all with a smile on his face. If for some reason, he's not 100%, his two boys are always there to cheer everyone up and make the mornings at Cobalt a little more fun :) Keith recently got his Level 1 and will be starting a Crossfit Kids Program at Cobalt soon! So if you see him around, tell him congrats and keep up the good work!
Q. TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF.
A. I am a sportscaster. You can here me daily on NBC Sports Radio from 3p-9:30p and watch me on Sundays during the NFL season on CBS Sports Network on TOPS. I love to hang out with my family, workout, and a lot of the time mix the two.
Q. HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH CROSSFIT AND AT CROSSFIT COBALT?
A. My sister (Stacey) and brother-in law (Kraig) had been crossfitting for a while and had told me I would love it. I finally bought a groupon for another gym and liked I a lot. After almost a year there, I switched over to Cobalt and have loved it even more.
Q. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF CROSSFIT?
A. There are MANY favorite parts of Crossfit. The community and the challenge are probably at the top (had to give 2). The way the members all embrace each other and each other’s families is amazing. And the challenge: each day is something new and even if you are good at the movements, you know that you’re going to get your butt kicked and you’ll keep coming back for more.
Q. TELL US YOUR MOST MEMORABLE WOD AND WHY…
A. About 3 years ago, FRAN was programmed for the day. I did the wod right next to Coach Jacky. I pr’d and got 3:31…she got 3:30! We both still talk about that one. It was fun pushing each other. And I’m pretty sure neither of us have done regular Fran since!
Q. WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE PLANS AND GOALS?
A. I recently took the Level 1 course and am now signed up for CF Kids in September. My plan with crossfit is to start teaching CF Kids at Cobalt. Both of my sons are going to love it.
Q. IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE WORKOUT NAMED AFTER YOU WHAT WOULD IT BE?
A. I’d have to go with, 30 muscleups for time
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