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Member Spotlight: Derrick

 

What is your career/job?  Materials Engineer / Life Support Scientist (Space Plumber)

 

How long have you been doing CrossFit and/or Yoga? Since the end of 2012, so about 3 years.

 

Why did you decide to try CrossFit and/or Yoga? My friends lost a TON of weight doing it.

 

How often to you go to Metacomet?  3-5 times a week.

 

How do you find the time to get it all in? It’s not that much time.  Typically I use it as an excuse to leave work ON TIME rather than stay late, or I come back after feeling refreshed.

 

What is your favorite WOD (workout of the day) or asana (pose)? Cindy – 20 minute, as many reps as possible of 5 pullups, 10 pushups, 15 air squats.  It’s got a nice steady rhythm to it, and the reps are reasonable to accomplish for 20 minutes.

Savasana – Because I almost fall asleep every time.

 

What results or changes have you experienced – physically/mentally?  My core is way, way, WAY, more stable.  I have seriously increased my body awareness, so when I’m moving heavy loads at work I know how to handle it, and it makes me happy.

 

What is your diet/lifestyle like?  Diet is paleo most of the time, aka with beer and cheating on weekends, because that’s my social group’s thing to do.  I’m trying to turn it into paleo-zone during the week to the best of my ability.  My lifestyle is very sedentary, so it’s good to get up and move after a day of work.

 

How would you describe the Metacomet community? We’re super laid back for a crossfit gym.  There’s plenty of encouragement, but no one is screaming in your face like a drill instructor.  It’s about doing the reps, but doing them right every time.  I look forward to going to the gym every day.

 

What would you tell someone considering CrossFit and/or Yoga?  Just come in and see us.  First one’s free.  You’ll love it.

Member Spotlight: Meet Tracy!

 

How old are?25

 

What is your career/job? Actuary

 

How long have you been doing CrossFit and/or Yoga? 5 years (yoga)


Why did you decide to try CrossFit and/or Yoga?  I tried a class in college and really enjoyed it. I found that it was a more challenging workout than I expected and a great way to stay in shape.

 

How often do you go to Metacomet?  Once per week.

 

How do you find the time to get it all in? I set aside time on my schedule to go after work.

 

What is your favorite WOD (workout of the day) or asana (pose)? I always feel great after any hip opener pose, especially after sitting at a desk all day.

 

What results or changes have you experienced – physically/mentally? I’ve gained flexibility; I couldn’t touch my toes when I first started practicing yoga, and now I can. I feel that I’ve become stronger and have better muscle tone. Yoga is also a great way for me to mentally “let go” and put life’s challenges in perspective.

 

What is your diet/lifestyle like?  I try to eat fairly healthy, but don’t adhere to a strict diet. I typically eat many smaller meals/snacks throughout the day.


How would you describe the Metacomet community?  Friendly!


What would you tell someone considering CrossFit and/or Yoga? Definitely try both! You may be surprised and find a new hobby

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