July's Member of the Month is none other than the one and only Nathan Poches. No further introduction is needed. Enjoy!
Tell us about yourself!
I go to Portage High School, and I am going to be in the 10th grade this next year. I am a varsity athlete in both Cross Country and Wresting. In my free time I enjoy trapping and fishing.
When did you start doing CrossFit?
In the middle of May 2016.
What is your favorite movement and/or benchmark workout?
Power cleans are definitely my favorite movement.
Overhead squats have been a challenge, especially when I catch a snatch in that position. However, I do think that I have improved dramatically since I've started; before I wasn't even able to do a correct overhead squat.
What has been your biggest improvement?
What goals are you currently chasing?
Run a 5K in under 19:00
If you could design a workout, what would it be?
It would consist of power cleans, KB swings, box Jumps, and 400m sprints.
What is your favorite outfit to WOD in?
How often do you talk about CrossFit?
I love to talk about it over a glass of wine with Cassie and the girls.
Burpees: Love ‘em or hate ‘em?
Do you have a favorite story about the Coop?
I loved the time I got to partner up with Clay and Ethan. We dominated that workout.
What advice would you give a new PCC member?
The goal is to get fit, make it the best hour of your day, stay safe, turn up the music,high five some people, and blow off some steam. So remember that. Relax. Have fun. Work out. - Nathan Poches (or maybe I read that somewhere)