April's Member of the Month is coming off of shoulder surgery in January and we couldn't be more proud of his comeback to CrossFit! Clay’s wife, Sarah, was awarded Member of the Month for December 2015. This power couple has been a great addition to Portage CrossFit Cooperative and we are so excited to see their continual improvement! Congrats, Clay!
I started CrossFit August 13th last year and haven't stop talking about it since.
What is your favorite movement and/or benchmark workout?
My favorite workout so far is anything that includes the airdyne or muscle ups.
What has been your biggest struggle?
I would say my biggest struggle and my biggest gains have both been flexibility, and coming back from the torn labrum. Though they are small gains, they feel big to me.
What has been your biggest improvement?
See biggest struggle.
What goals are you currently chasing?
I'm currently chasing a lofty goal of a 4.49 second column climb, which would be the new world record. (So please push me at CrossFit!)
If you could design a workout, what would it be?
I'm not much for designing workouts. Before CrossFit I would use the workouts from Men's Health at an ordinary gym or at home.
What is your favorite outfit to WOD in?
My favorite outfit to WOD in would be any of the themed WODs that we had during the open. ...or if I could beat Meredith to the punch with the jeggings next time!
Burpees: Love ‘em or hate ‘em?
Burpees, love'em when they're over.
Do you have a favorite moment or story about the Coop?
My favorite moment would easily be when Rod had a 335# barbell floating on his shoulders during a back squat!!
What advice would you give a new PCC member?
My advice to new members would be, to be coachable and willing to learn.