ATHLETE OF THE MONTH
Name and Age: Kevin Crockett, 31
Sr. Dir, Client Services @ CardinalCommerce
How did you get started at CrossFit TriPoint?
Having moved to Concord last year, I drove by the old box all of the time – always intrigued me. I hit a point where I wasn’t happy with my general workout regimen (or lack thereof) and how I looked, so I decided I needed a change.
I have known Alex, Sully, Steve-O and some others that go to CFTP since grade school – when I found out Al managed/owned the place I reached out to him to see if I could drop in one morning. One session was all it took to get me hooked.
How long have you been CrossFitting?
Just over 6 months.
What is your favorite thing about CrossFit TriPoint?
The atmosphere and the people make it a very welcoming environment. Not going to lie, I had a perception about cross-fitters before joining, and was concerned with not being able to keep up with everyone during the workouts. That perception was blown out of the water by the end
of my first 6am class. Not only were there varying levels of skill sets and abilities, but everyone was very encouraging and supportive of each other, even sticking around when they were done with the WOD to cheer the others on to the end. Coach JJ does a great job on
ensuring everyone, no matter what their level, gets the most out of each class – scaling options, working on goals, ensuring good form is used on the movements, etc.
Overall, what is your biggest accomplishment at CrossFit?
I would say just my general ability to get through most of the workouts RX. When I first started and saw others flying through dubs, T2B, handstand pushups – it was hard for me to envision myself being able to do those things. With practice and good coaching I was able to
add those movements to my arsenal, but still have work to do to get better.
How has CrossFit TriPoint changed your life?
Lost weight, look & feel better, and have established much healthier daily routines. Living like the Belushi Brothers during my early/mid twenties created some bad habits I needed to break.
What are your future CrossFit goals?
I’m doing my first comp in February, that’s definitely one. Also need to work on better mobility, OHS are my kryptonite so I’d like to get those down. Finally, need to do a damn bar muscle up.
What advice do you have for new CrossFitters?
The only person you need to compare yourself to is you. Don’t get discouraged or caught up by the whiteboard. Each day you go, you are better than you were yesterday (that really sounds like a corny motivational sign, but it’s the truth)
What is your favorite CrossFit workout?
Love a good Chipper
What’s your favorite restaurant?
ReD steakhouse or Barrio
If you were President of the U.S. for one day, what would you do?
Make child care free, or at least 100% deductible (I have 2 kids @ Goddard 🙂
What’s one thing we probably don’t know about you?
I completed the Winking Lizard World Tour of Beers in 2010. 100 different beers in 365 days. Got a jacket and everything. I’m not proud that I was proud of that. Some of the bad habits referenced in question #7 above, haha.