Athlete of the Month!

by Carissa Mellroth

Jabletes!

Some news to share!

First: Tomorrow, Friday May 5th is going to be a buddy day for Jab Crossfit!  For the 5pm class only, bring a friend to class for free!  We have a fun WOD planned ;)  Following class Coach Annie is taking the team up to Ravenna Brewing Co. for some post-wod libations!  WOOHOO!!  Beer and Barbells!

Secondly: Barbell Club is happening!  Wanting to get more time to work on your technique?  Do some strength training?  Will Kahle is running our Barbell Club on Sundays from 8:15-9:30am.   He has so much knowledge to share with us and you can come any Sunday that works in your schedule!

Lastly: Our Athlete of the Month is Brent Bond!   Brent started at Jab back in 2013 and has been a dedicated member of our community ever since!  He’s always supportive and encouraging in class with his fellow athletes.  Speedy and strong,  (and clearly slightly competitive!) he is a force to be reckoned with!  Plus, I always stop and listen to the Captain while flying Alaska hoping one day it’ll be Brent!  Brent, thank you for being such an important part of our group!

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name: Brent Bond
age: 45
where did you grow up? Bellevue, Washington
when did you begin at Jab Crossfit?  Is this the first place you tried Crossfit?  Jab Crossfit is my first and only box and I started a few years ago.
what do you do when you aren’t at Jab Crossfit? I enjoy my wife and 3 kids and do lots of rolling.  For work, I am a pilot for Alaska Airlines.
how did you first hear about Crossfit?  My wife Heidi started doing it at Jab Crossfit and convinced me to join her.
when did you realize Crossfit was right for you?  I was hooked right away
what is your favorite wod/movement/lift? My favorite lift is the Snatch.
what is your least favorite wod/movement/lift?  I’m really not a fan of Wall Balls.
what is something you have done at Jab Crossfit that you never thought you would do?  Prior to this experience, I had done very little weight lifting so for me it would be all of the Olympic Lifts which I really enjoy.
what motivates you to get through a wod?  Brian’s times from the morning class.
tell us something about yourself that we may not know?  It looks like I am starting to get a few gray hairs.
what advice would you give to someone new to Crossfit?  Start slow but work hard.
do you have any Crossfit goals?  I would like to be able to do bar muscle up’s, and master double under’s in the very near future.
what do you love most about Crossfit?  For me, it’s the People first and the exercise second.  The coaches are fantastic and the people I work out with are fun and supportive.  I really enjoy this Crossfit community.  As far as the exercise goes, I love the variety and the intensity of Crossfit.

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