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May Athlete of the Month

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Congratulations to our May Athlete of the Month, Dave Cox!

Dave has seen many improvements to his overall health, read how he made his gains below:

When did you first start training at NNCF and how many days a week do you train?
Late January 2018 – I’m a weekday 5 AM’er and train 5-6 days per week.

Tell us about your sports/fitness background:
I’ve always been active in sports –  Played hockey since the day I learned to walk (it’s a Canadian thing).  Football & Rugby in high school, then recreational sports (hockey / running) in college and beyond….  Once my wife and I started our family, my priorities shifted and I wasn’t quite as active as I could have been, which lead me to research CrossFit

What was your first CrossFit workout and how did it go?
“Thruster Buddy” a 20 minute AMRAP of 2 lap run relay, 12 thrusters each, 16 reps of jumping alternate lunges….  WOW !  I have no idea how I made it to my truck after that workout, but I was hooked and have loved CrossFit ever since!

Favorite Workout:
I like the Power Clean, and really enjoy workouts that include the combination of Lifting, Cardio, and Gymnastics.

Least Favorite Workout:
Thrusters still get me every time…  I “respect” them but they are not my favorite…

Why do you love North Naples CrossFit?

The Coaching is Top-Notch & Best-in-Class… I like the fact that each Coach is different in their Approach & Leadership.  Their knowledge & individual personalities enhance the workouts in many different ways.

The NNCF community is 2nd to none – It’s very rewarding and motivating to share in the success of others and the NNCF Community does this really well – It could be a simple “high-five” at the end of a tough workout or a big “shout-out” to someone prior to the warm-up….  It’s truly a Fun atmosphere!

Favorite NNCF moment?

For me,  it’s that moment in the middle of a workout while soaked in sweat where you find “IT” – Then you are able to push “IT” further than you ever imagined in that workout session…

It amazes me how much my overall health and physical strength has improved since I began CrossFit as NNCF.  But just as important (if not more important) is how well my mental strength / mental health has improved as well, and I am so grateful for both!