EACH MONTH WE HIGHLIGHT AN ATHLETE THAT HAS SHOWN GREAT PROGRESS AND/OR DEDICATION...
September 2018 - Laura Palino
This month, we finally give the honor of Athlete of the Month to Laura Palino. To be honest, we could have given it to her anytime the last 6 months. Laura came to us, already a crossfitter, but has taken every chance to learn as much as possible. Laura mad e commitment to improve her fitness, nutrition and strength and has made the choice day after day to do what it takes to accomplish those goals. Laura does personal training, runs and bikes on the side, and constantly works on her nutrition (except for those Icelandic Hot-Dogs). She does it all with a smile, and is always a fun training buddy and athlete to have in class. She embodies what we as coaches look for in an Athlete of the Month.
Q. TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF.
A. I have always been very active playing sports my whole life. Crossfit has been the most challenging and fulfilling. I used to sail as a Merchant Marine Engineer Officer and now I work in the city as a Project Manager. You can usually find me at the gym or doing something else active in my spare time.
Q. HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH CROSSFIT AND AT CROSSFIT COBALT?
A. I started crossfit when I was sailing as a merchant marine. When I was home for a couple months at a time I needed something to keep me busy and in shape. I went to a few gyms before coming to cobalt and really loved it. I moved back to West Babylon and started at Cobalt a little over a year ago. Everyone was so welcoming. My fam at Cobalt keeps me constantly working harder.
Q. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF CROSSFIT?
A.I love that there is a lot of variety in every workout. We don’t come each day and do the same boring thing. I love that everyone is always very supportive and cheering each other on. It keeps me motivated every day.
Q. TELL US YOUR MOST MEMORABLE WOD AND WHY…
A. My most memorable WOD is definitely a WOD that Malich and I did during training. It was 15-9-6 Muscle Makers, Shoot Throughs, Dips. It is one of the hardest WODs I have done yet.
Q. WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE PLANS AND GOALS?
A. Currently I am working towards the half marathon I am running in October. I also want to one day compete in an individual competition. I know I have already improved and I want to continue pushing myself to get better.
Q. IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE WORKOUT NAMED AFTER YOU WHAT WOULD IT BE?
A. I would name my most memorable WOD after me, 15-9-6 Muscle Makers, Shoot Throughs, Dips. It doesn’t seem difficult but when you’re done its pretty painful.
AUGUST 2018 - Rob Paster
JULY 2018 - Donna Cerami
JUNE 2018 - Kyle Barry
MAY 2018 - Jenell Vanel
APRIL 2018 - Andy Spencer
MARCH 2018 - Jamie McLaughlin
FEBRUARY 2018 - Mike Renner
JANUARY 2018 - Liz Johnson