Since Rocky showed up at Croga late last year, he has been Mr. Consistent and has been an incredibly positive force on our 7 am class that has helped take everyone that attends that class time to a whole new level. Rocky walks in the door every day with a big smile on his face, something fun to laugh about during the warm-up and then when it's time to hit the WOD he's all business. Then, when the workout is complete, he's back to his fun-loving and hilarious self. And since we were all forced to shelter in place this last month, he has only taken his positivity and hard work to another level with his 7 am crew becoming even more consistent and crushing it daily with CJ and Annie on video.
Thanks for always working hard and having fun Rocky! We can't wait to see you back at the box at 7 am in May!!!
When did you join Cróga?
What were you doing before for fitness?
Bro workouts. Mostly weights, no cardio, no mobility. Chest day was the best day.
What was your first workout? First reaction to your first workout?
The first session had a load of wall balls. I thought I waited long enough between lunch and gym time. I thought wrong...anyhow, post-workout was great, the atmosphere was good, and I wanted more.
What improvements have you seen in the way you look, feel and perform?
Morning workouts @ Cróga are what sets the tone for the day, be it weekday or weekend. I look leaner, feel stronger, and come back wanting to get better each time. I've chosen to eat cleaner and reduce alcohol intake, mainly so I don't feel so sluggish for the workouts. It's been small habits that I've been changing for the long-term.
What days and times do you come to Cróga?
Most Days minus Sunday @ 7am. 7am solidarity crew.
What's your favorite WOD?
DT, so far.
What's your least favorite WOD?
WODs that contain wall balls and thrusters!
"The Rocky" WOD! What would it be?
Cal Rowing, Clean & Jerk and... I ran out of ideas.
What’s your favorite post-workout routine?
1. Drink protein shake2. Drink some coffee3. Probably not in that order. If it's the weekend, I like getting the outside chores done immediately after coming back from the workout(s).
What's been your favorite culinary discovery since joining Cróga?
I've relied on eggs, every which way, for meals throughout the day. The ease of making them and adding whatever I need, greens, other proteins, etc. Oh, and the air fryer is so useful!
What's your biggest fitness goal for this year?
There's a lot of goals, but one my bigger ones that I've focused on was getting under the bar for my Oly lifts. I realized I can't power everything and avoid my weakness lol
What do you love about CrossFit?
1. Albeit, Cróga is my first CF gym, the camaraderie and sense of community is unreal. Iron sharpens iron.2. The variety of workouts. If you have a strength, good. If you have a weakness, good. You're in good company.
What words of advice do you have for new members or people considering joining Cróga?
Commit. Commit to showing up, and do the work. Your mind and body will appreciate it in the long run. Some days will be bad, some days will be good. Keep it positive.
Anything to add that we didn't touch on yet?
During this shelter-in-place, I've seen the leadership of Cróga shine, from coaches to members. From Cróga adapting all workouts to virtual to the members loaning gear to one another and organizing workouts with others to keep each other motivated, these are the moments that I'll remember for a long time. Proud to be part of this group of amazing people. Thank you to the Cróga coaches and members, current and former, and I look forward to our next workouts together.
There is no quit in this group, and I'm happy to have found Cróga.