EACH MONTH WE HIGHLIGHT AN ATHLETE THAT HAS SHOWN GREAT PROGRESS AND/OR DEDICATION...
September 2017 - Ed Cuff
Ed is one of those athletes that's been quietly progressing, his numbers creeping up, his form improving daily. You would barely know it, because he's so quiet about it, but with some nudging from the coaching staff, Ed has been Rx-ing work outs and posting some excellent numbers. He made a big leap forward during Barbell Club this year, improving strength, form and confidence. Although we can't quite get him to try them in a WOD, he also officially joined muscle-up club! So if you see Ed this month, tell him Congrats and keep up the good work!
Q. TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF.
A. I work as a 7th-grade English teacher in Commack. I've been with Cobalt for almost a year and a half now.
Q. HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH CROSSFIT AND AT CROSSFIT COBALT?
A. I'd been working out since high school and saw limited progress for the amount of time that I put in. I started searching for routines until I began a "Starting Strength" program. I was getting stronger, but I felt slow, put on unwanted weight, and lost motivation as I grew tired of the routine. My friend, John, had been going to Cobalt, loved it, and got into great shape. I thought I'd try it out until the end of the summer and then head back to my old programming. After one month in, I knew that this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
Q. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF CROSSFIT?
A. There's so much I could say here, but I love the programming - looking forward to what the WOD is going to be the next day. It's always something fun and guaranteed to be challenging. No WOD is ever easy. I sometimes surprise myself with how well I did, but I ALWAYS notice something that I want to work on. That's what I enjoy most of all - I've learned to love the process and gaining a better understanding of the movements. Technique can always be fine-tuned. There's always something to improve and I know that the coaches are looking out for things that can be fixed and helping me understand the "how" and "why."
Q. TELL US YOUR MOST MEMORABLE WOD AND WHY…
A. There's a few that come to mind, but I think the toughest was 17.4. I remember looking at the number of deadlifts at 55, the weight at 225, and immediately knew I'd scale the workout. When I walked in, Candiano and Beth both told me to try the RX. I was intimidated as hell and thought I'd just do as many deadlifts as I could. I didn't finish the workout by the time cap, but I got much further than I expected and I was proud of how hard I pushed myself. It helped me see how much I underestimate myself. I've been working on that.
Q. WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE PLANS AND GOALS?
A. To keep WODing as often as I can and continue making progress.
Q. IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE WORKOUT NAMED AFTER YOU WHAT WOULD IT BE?
A. This is a tough one. I love EMOMS, but maybe an AMRAP of snatches (a lift I started to make progress with in Barbell Club), TTB, a 400m (just for fun ) and double-unders (because those still need a LOT of work).
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