Member Spotlight Time!

It’s Thursday – Grill & Chill is ON and it’s Member Spotlight Time! Pretty awesome start to the day right? Right.

Today’s spotlight shines on to a Volt who’s only been with us for about 4 months…but he’s completely taken to the program in every single aspect…he’s even joined Team High Voltage and completes all of his Goat Work! WOW.

I’m talking about Maurice who ironically went to High School with Lindsay ‘No Facebook’ Ray. When Brown Bear heard this he said that just by knowing Lindsay he automatically had to be one of the best athletes ever. This was like his 3rd day at the box btw.

Maurice is a blast to train – he’s just one of the guys who comes in and ‘gets it’ right away. I never had a long buy-in period with him. From the start if I said it he tried it…and his results have been incredible.

So read up and check out Mo’s story….and be sure and show him some love in comments!

Describe your first work out and….We Want The DEETSSS!

My first workout was with the Level One class on April 12th of this year.  It was a 400m run 50 KB swings 400m run 35 knee raises 400m run 20 box jumps and another 400m run. I remember being being so nervous that I was thinking of excuses to get out of going as I sat in my car in the parking lot before class… and that was before I knew what the WOD was. On my drive home I was exhausted but I was already looking forward to the next WOD. The Kool-Aid had been chugged!

Mo’ getting after it!

When did you know something had to change before joining CrossFit High Voltage?

Easy… I was part of a globo gym.  One night I drove around for over 20 minutes trying to find a parking spot.  I finally found one and worked out for about an hour.  The gym was beyond crowded and my workout was whack!! On my way home I remember thinking that I might as well have stayed home.  I was frustrated and knew that I had wasted an hour and a half of my day.

Can you describe your most memorable CrossFit experience for us?

My most memorable CrossFit experience would probably be simply signing up to join CrossFit High Voltage.  I was so excited the night I came home after signing up that I spent a good 2 hours on youtube looking up all of these crazy CrossFit movements I had never done or even heard of before.

Tell us about an area of your life most impacted by your decision to join CrossFit High Voltage.

My time has been impacted since joining CrossFit High Voltage.  I seem to spend a good amount of time planning out my days to ensure that I can make a class at CrossFit High Voltage. When I can’t make a class or I have to take a day off for rest I am cranky.

When have you used CrossFit outside of the box?

I feel like I use CrossFit outside of the box everyday.  This is evident with all of my moving and running around at work.  More so than this though I use CrossFit  at home in an attempt to get my wife take it up!

Mo – a sweaty sweaty mess!

Who is your most idolized Volt or Vixen? Share the Spotlight Love!

I truly idolize everyone at CrossFit High Voltage.  I know how hard it is to simply make it to classes regularly let alone complete the WODs  Everyone at the box has been helpful and positive and has created a community that I am so proud to be a part of.  I feel that this starts with the coaches.  I have never stepped foot in another box but I can stay without hesitation that we have the best coaches around! If I had to pick one person to fully answer this question I would have to say Josh Murillo. He is a beast! And he is constantly pushing me to help me achieve more.

What are some your favorite cheat meals and why?

Anything that would be considered a cheat meal is my favorite cheat meal.

How has getting in shape changed your professional life?

I teach first grade and coach high school basketball so joining CrossFit High Voltage has been a huge help to my professional life. I have more energy throughout my days and I am able to help my students and players achieve more.

What are some of your CrossFit goals for the next 365 days?

I have many but I will start with a DAMN muscle up!!!  I would also like to complete all of the WODs as prescribed and get my wife to join CrossFit High Voltage!

Thursday’s Training:

No Firebreathers today at 4:30pm due to the NLI competition on Saturday. Rest up gang…

All Levels CrossFit

Level 1 CrossFit

A. Movement Progressions for

  • Pistol
  • Handstand Push Ups
Skill: Movement Review

  • Kipping Pull Ups
  • Push Ups
  • Air Squats
B. ‘Cindy’ or ‘Mary’

  • 20 Minute AMRAP
  • Cindy:
  • 5x Pull Ups 10x Push Ups 15x Squats
  • Mary:
  • 5x Handstand Push Ups 10x Pistols (15x Pull Ups)
WOD: “Cindy”

  • 20 Minute AMRAP
  • 5x Pull Ups
  • 10x Push Ups
  • 15x Squats