EACH MONTH WE SHINE THE SPOTLIGHT ON ONE OF OUR ATHLETES...
March 2017 - David Godfrey
This Month we highlight David Godfrey (aka Six-Pack, aka PT Dave). We've all heard it.."Having FUN Coach!" That's Dave. He's always having a good time. Well, except when there's double unders. But besides that, Dave can be found at the 5PM working as hard as anyone, trying to master his overhead squat, helping out fellow members, and generally adding a great vibe to the gym. It's difficult to remember that he's a masters athlete with problematic shoulders and an angry lower back, because if he's not going 100% on the WOD he's cheering on someone else to finish strong. Recently, Dave was able to get several overhead squats on 17.3, a movement that has been his nemesis since day one. His persistence and dedication continually pay off. He's a great example of how to enjoy the process, find the fun in every WOD and lighten the mood when it gets a little tense! Well deserved David. Good luck with those doubles on 17.5!
Q. TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF.
A. I am a 57 year old man lucky enough to be married to a wonderful women who makes me better than I could ever be by myself. I am blessed with 3 wonderful children, a fantastic son-in-law and a beautiful granddaughter. As my family expands, my life will continue to change for the better. I work as a home care physical therapist which has given me the insight to how important it is to exercise on a regular basis.
Q. HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH CROSSFIT AND AT CROSSFIT COBALT?
A. For the past 20 years I have tried many different types of exercise (multiple gym memberships, bowflex, P90X, jogging and yoga) but none of them kept my interest for longer then a few months and then I would start slacking off and eventually stop. My son is a crossfitter and said I should try it. After many months of putting him off, I finally relented and tried a class with him at Cobalt, I was hooked and 2 ½ years later I still go 5 days a week and crave it on my rest day. In addition Cindy and I scout out boxes when we go on vacation (kind of sick I guess).
Q. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF CROSSFIT?
A. The comradery, everyone working together to pull or push you through the workout. A workout when left to myself I would have stopped when I started to sweat. We are there for ourselves but also for each other. I never felt that in any of the other avenues of exercise I tried.
But I can’t leave out the coaching. The coaching completes the picture. I love when I am told what I need to do to correct my form or make my lift more efficient. They remind me to avoid the thought of can’t and replace it with the action of try and someday you will succeed (overhead squats come to mind which I was able to do for the first time in 17.3, woo hoo).
It’s also great to WOD with Cindy even though she beats me most of the time.
Q. TELL US YOUR MOST MEMORABLE WOD AND WHY…
A. My most memorable WOD would have to be one of the first ones after on ramp. I was wodding with my son and it was a chipper that to me lasted forever and I thought it would never end. It was a hot day and the fans did not reach the dead zone in the corner I was in. I was finishing the last move on my knees struggling to get in my last few push ups when I heard my son standing over me saying “You can do it Dad” and I did , one push up at a time. I rolled over and looked up, eyes barely open and got a “Good job Dad” with a fist bump.
Q. WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE PLANS AND GOALS?
A. To continue at Cobalt of course.
I want to be able to do double unders with a little bit of proficiency and improve my overhead squats.
Q. IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE WORKOUT NAMED AFTER YOU WHAT WOULD IT BE?
A. Not really sure but I think my fellow crossfitters would be disappointed if it wasn’t called SIX PACK, I’ll let you fill in the rest.
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