EACH MONTH WE HIGHLIGHT AN ATHLETE THAT HAS SHOWN GREAT PROGRESS AND/OR DEDICATION...
February 2019 - Luke Noone
February’s Athlete of the Month is Luke! Luke came to us with a baseball background, and an ability to lift ton of weight. As most of you know, lifting heavy weight doesn’t necessarily make you a good CrossFitter. Luke had to very quickly adjust his expectations about mixing weight-lifting and other movements. Most guys with his background could easily have their ego’s bruised and go back to what they know. Luke however, made it his mission to work on his mobility, form and cardio. He continues to improve every day, and although he may be secretly hoping for heavy squats and deadlifts, he shows up for gymnastics and overhead squats too. His dedication to improving motivates other athletes and is pleasure to coach. Read his interview below, and keep an eye on his progression in the months to come!
Q. TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF.
A. I’m Luke Noone I’m 25 years old. I live in North Babylon. I played baseball and basketball my whole life growing up and always played sports. I started working out when I got into college and never looked back. I went on to play baseball at Nassau Community College for two years and then received a scholarship to pitch at Hofstra University. I now work in my dads machine shop and train baseball players.
Q. HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH CROSSFIT AND AT CROSSFIT COBALT?
A. I got started with CrossFit by dropping into a class at Garden City with my teammate from college a few years after we graduated and it was the toughest thing I ever did, including any training I did through college. I thought it was a tough workout but it wasn’t what I loved doing because of all the cardio involved. Once I decided I couldn’t do anymore bicep curls in the regular gym and it became boring I decided to branch out. I found Cobalt after searching for local gyms close to my house and after a lot of back and forth and once I was fully healed from blowing out my hamstring a few times playing softball I decided I was going to do it full time. (Best decision ever).
Q. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF CROSSFIT?
A. My favorite part about CrossFit is that it’s never the same workout and there is always a way to advance or scale the movement so you’re always challenged and you can still train with heavy weights and some workouts make light weights feel heavy.
Q. TELL US YOUR MOST MEMORABLE WOD AND WHY…
A. My most memorable WOD was Fran because of how short it was, but how horrible it made my chest and lungs feel for the next few hours.
Q. What is your biggest CrossFit goal?
A. My biggest CrossFit goal is to get good enough at all the movements to hopefully compete within the next few years and just have a better overall fitness level than any point in my life.
Q. IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE WORKOUT NAMED AFTER YOU WHAT WOULD IT BE?
A. If I could have one workout named after me it would involve elements of strong man and heavy barbell movements and no running involved.
JANUARY 2019 - Sue Brunjes
DECEMBER 2018 - Mark Brunza
NOVEMBER 2018 - Samantha Speruggia
OCTOBER 2018 - Billy Vanel
SEPTEMBER 2018 - Laura Palino
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