July 2019: Kevin Cooper

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What is your favorite thing or things to do when you're not at CFS? 

I love the beach. I grew up near the beach and is still one my favorite things to do. In the winter I love to ski. Skiing is my other obsession. I like doing anything outside whether it be hiking, fishing, or golfing, 

What made you want to start CrossFit?

I have always been into working out and bodybuilding but I needed to improve my cardio. CrossFit is the best of both worlds. 

What motivates you through a tough WOD?

The fear of failing and the watching the other athletes around me pushing and working hard.

What is your favorite motivational quote?

The longest journey begins with a single step. 

What is some advice you'd give to someone new to CrossFit Skunk or just started CrossFit?

Stick with it. There are going to be good days and bad days just keep signing up for classes.

What is something you've done at CFS that you never thought you'd do? 

Olympic weightlifting and a Murph. 

What are your CrossFit goals? 

To get proficient at every movement. Whether it be double unders or muscle ups I want be able to do them all. 

What is your most favorite or least favorite movement?

Favorite would be deads  and the bench press. Least favorite, what else, burpees. 

What is your biggest accomplishment since starting CrossFit?

So far it would be the Murph in under an hour on my first attempt. 

What have you learned since joining CrossFit Skunk? 

Persistence really does pay off. 

Debra Chase