May’s Athlete Spotlight is Alex Laube

Welcome to our Athlete Spotlight! Each month we highlight a dedicated member of our gym so you can get to know them a little better!

April’s Athlete Spotlight is Alex Laube!

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What is your favorite current song?

Favorite current(ish) song –  Empire by Of Monsters and Men

What is your favorite childhood movie?

The Mighty Ducks. I watched this movie on repeat every time I stayed home from school sick. It’s an absolute classic. Ducks Fly together!

What advice would you give your 20-year-old self?

Advice for my 20-year-old self. To loose the distractions and the social noise that you think make you happy and focus on self-improvement. That your priorities dictate your outcomes so figure out what you actually want out of life and focus your time effort and energy on those things that matter most like health, family and your career. Finally that it’s ok to struggle but it’s not ok to let your struggle affect your effort.

I know I sound like a self-help book but these are lessons I learned the hard way between 20-26 That have helped me accomplish a lot of goals since then. 

What would be your wheelhouse workout? All of your strengths and none of your weaknesses?

First, there wouldn’t be a barbell in site. 🙂  It would be something long with rowing, running and double unders. Like the triple 3 from the 2014 games. No rounds to count, just set a pace and keep moving.

Tell us about your awesome, new, amazing, life-changing, wowzers, holy-cow-I’ve-been-working-so-hard-for-this-it’s-about-dang-time, journey that you’re about to embark alongside with Brittany?

In May I begin the 3-year Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program at East Carolina University. It’s a fantastic PT program and I feel very fortunate to have been chosen for enrollment. I’m glad you mentioned Brittany because this would never have happened without her! Over the last three years, she’s supported me through 36 hours of prerequisites, 200 hours of shadowing at various PT clinics, 2 rounds of the GRE and more admissions forms/essays than I can count. I’m also incredibly grateful to the NRCF community, especially you and the other coaches, for helping me maintain my sanity during this endeavor and can’t describe my excitement for the adventure that awaits in Greenville! 

Alex, It has been so great having you be a part of the NRCF family. Your positive personality and laugh will leave a big void in our gym! You will be missed so much, but we are so excited for you. You’ve worked so hard for this day and it’s finally here! Hugs and many kisses!!

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April’s Athlete Spotlight

Welcome to our Athlete Spotlight! Each month we highlight a dedicated member of the gym so you can get to know them a little better!

April’s Athlete Spotlight is Kenrick Sholoto, Jr.!

kenrick-204x300This month is your 1 year CrossFit Anniversary mark. Congratulations! In what ways do you feel like CrossFit has helped you make progress towards your fitness goals this past year?

The ways that CrossFit has helped me make progress towards my fitness goals this past year were by helping to dramatically increase my strength, slowly bring back my stamina, and improve my energy for keeping up with my children. More times than not I’ve been able to as a heavy guy get some skinny guy flashbacks on occasion and it’s all because of CrossFit.

You are one of our most consistent members in the gym. Do you ever have days like the rest of us where you really don’t want to workout?

The only time that I never really want to workout is when I know that I didn’t get enough rest the night before.

What is something that the rest of your CrossFit pals may not know about you?

Something that the rest of my CrossFit pals may not know about me is that I’m very nervous around goats. When I was a kid on a field trip to the Brooklyn Zoo, a goat snatched and ate my self-made name plate from right around my neck. I didn’t scream, I just stood very still for a few seconds, and fought back the urge to pee on the spot.

Who is your favorite artist or band? Why?

My favorite artist is Michael Jackson. He was the most naturally talented entertainer of all time on every level and an even greater humanitarian (in his lifetime he donated more money than he ever earned).

What would your perfect WOD be? All of your strengths and none of your weaknesses.

My perfect WOD would consist of a mix of back squats, deadlifts, box jumps, bench press, medicine ball toss, double unders, and then finished off by the heavenly invention that is the foam roller.

Thank you for being our April Athlete, Kenrick! And thank you for coming in the gym everyday and being so coachable. You are a hard worker, and a great example for everyone!

 

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