Athlete of the Month!

by Carissa Mellroth

Jabletes!

This month we celebrate uber-Jab Crossfitter, Brian!  Brian may or may not know that on MWF, his score sets the tone for a lot of our athletes for the remainder of the day!  His is the time/score to beat and I honestly have to say when I look at his score I half it or for his time, double it as I know it’ll take me almost twice as long to do that particular WOD than it took him ;)  I expect to see Brian competing in the Crossfit Games in the coming years.

Brian has been at Jab for almost 3 1/2 years now!  One of the nicest guys you’ve ever met in your life he is the father of 2 teenage boys, not only teaches mat at Hale but also runs the weightlifting class for the athletes there AND is a part time model!  What can’t Brian do??!!  Now we just have to get him to sing in class ;)  Here are some more things about Brian:

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name:  Brian Coon
age: 48
where did you grow up? Wallingford & Phinney Ridge
when did you begin at Jab Crossfit? June of 2014.  Is this the first place you tried Crossfit?  Yes!
what do you do when you aren’t at Jab Crossfit?  Teach math at Nathan Hale HS
how did you first hear about Crossfit?  Strength coach at N Hale was a crossfit coach and athlete (who made regionals a few years in a row)
when did you realize Crossfit was right for you?  Almost immediately.  Great workout.  Builds strength & endurance.  Super coaching & community.
what is your favorite wod/movement/lift?  Cleans
what is your least favorite wod/movement/lift?  Muscle ups
what is something you have done at Jab Crossfit that you never thought you would do?  Some of the Crossfit Games WODs.  Crazy!
what motivates you to get through a wod?  Classmates working hard and coaches coaching hard.
tell us something about yourself that we may not know.  I sing.
what advice would you give to someone new to Crossfit?  Keep coming.  Measure your success by 1) attendance and 2) gradual improvement
do you have any Crossfit goals?   Be able to do muscle ups by the next Games
what do you love most about Crossfit?  Great workouts and great community.

 

Doing Whole 30?  How is it going?  Are you feeling bored with your food?  Need inspiration?  Maybe you are having a great time and need to share what awesome food you are eating!  (Or maybe you are like me and devour your food before you can remember to take a photo of it!)  Check out our Facebook page for updates!  Keep up the good work, team!

Keep moving,

Carissa

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