CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program to build a well balanced athlete capable of all 10 elements of fitness – strength, endurance, flexibility, stamina, speed, agility, power, accuracy, coordination and balance.
Getting started with CrossFit Diamond is easy. We offer a Free intro class followed by our Fundamentals program that’s designed to get you familiar with the movements, skills and intensity of CrossFit.
Name and “board name” (or what should your board name be)? What are your stats (optional)? Marcus
Where did you grow up? Where do you live now? Born and raised in Amityville.
What do you do for a living? I’m a Media Artist, and I work at the Art League of Long Island.
When did you become part of the Diamond family and why did you join?. I joined CF Diamond with my wife Jackie Jackson in 2014, because my sister Octavia was showing off her muscles every time she got a chance – and I wanted some, lol.
What was your athletic background before joining CFD? I did the typical high school stuff, track and field and wrestling and I even dabbled in a bit of skating.
What is your favorite wod/exercise? I don’t know if I have a favorite, but there are things I get happy about seeing in a WOD like – double unders, power cleans & snatches.
What is your least favorite wod/exercise? Anything with death-ees aka BURPEES and wall balls!
What is your biggest milestone, achievement, or “A-ha” moment at CFD? Every time we do a new 1rep, I have an A-ha moment, I keep surprising myself.
What goal(s) are you looking to accomplish? I’m just looking to get better at everything – running, jumping, lifting, pushing & pulling.
What are your hobbies and interests outside of CFD? I love movies and television, overall. Favorite thing to do is watch a show or movie with the wife and talk about the ins and the outs, for hours.
What is something that we may not know about you? My kidney’s are barely at 50%, together I really just have one. If I’m absent for over two weeks it’s as a result of my medical issues. That doesn’t stop me though, a few weeks ago I beat my gym rat wife, Jackie Jackson in a WOD (just one WOD but I beat her) and I will never let her forget it. Next on my WOD-kill-list, is my sister Octavia!
What is your favorite cheat meal? Pizza!!!
What is some advice or encouragement for someone just starting CFD or thinking of starting? It gets better with time, or NOT, lol.