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Athlete Spotlight on Ryan Lutz

Posted on Jun 27, 2015 in Athlete Spotlight | 0 comments

Athlete Spotlight on Ryan Lutz

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Name and “board name” (or what should your board name be)?  What are your stats (optional)?

 Ryan

Where did you grow up?  Where do you live now?

Massapequa for both questions.

What do you do for a living?

NYPD

When did you become part of the Diamond family and why did you join?

Around a year ago.  I finally let Freddy convince me to give it a shot.

What was your athletic background before joining CFD?

I always used to work out in the typical way, and I played baseball my entire life.  Now I just play beer league softball.

What is your favorite wod/exercise?

I love doing any wod with pull-ups or bench.  The hero wods are so hard but so worth it.

What is your least favorite wod/exercise?

I hate rope climbing with a passion.  Always have, always will.

What is your biggest milestone, achievement, or “A-ha” moment at CFD?

This is a easy one, it was without a doubt when I finally got a muscle up on the rings.

What goal(s) are you looking to accomplish?

 I am just trying to stay in shape and have fun doing it.

What are your hobbies and interests outside of CFD?

 I love playing softball and golf.  I wish I didn’t work as much so I could play more.

What is something that we may not know about you?

I completed a sprint triathlon last year.

What is your favorite cheat meal?

 Chicken parm hero.  I could eat that everyday.

What is some advice or encouragement for someone just starting CFD or thinking of starting?

Just give it a go and don’t listen to any one who doesn’t do crossfit.  Cant hurt to try.

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U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant John Rankel

Posted on Jun 25, 2015 in Diamond News | 0 comments

RANKEL

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Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
225 pound Deadlift, 6 reps
7 Burpee pull-ups
10 Kettlebell swings, 2 pood
Run 200 meters

U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant John Rankel, 23, of Speedway, Indiana, assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1 Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Camp Pendleton, California, was killed on June 7, 2010, while supporting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He is survived by mother and stepfather Don and Trisha Stockhoff; father and stepmother, Kevin and Kim Rankel; and brothers Nathan Stockhoff and Tyler Rankel.

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Father’s Day 2015

Posted on Jun 21, 2015 in Diamond News | 0 comments

Happy Father’s Day to all of our

Dynamic Diamond Dads!!!

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National Eat Your Vegetables Day 2015

Posted on Jun 17, 2015 in Diamond News | 0 comments

NATIONAL EAT YOUR VEGETABLES DAY 2015

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Celebrate Eat Your Vegetables Day With 15 Veggie Dishes That Rock!

 

 

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Kate Pescitelli

Posted on Jun 12, 2015 in Athlete Spotlight | 0 comments

Athlete Spotlight on Kate Pescitelli

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Name and “board name” (Or what should your board name be)? What are your stats (Optional)?

– Kate

Where did you grow up? Where do you live now?

– I live and always have lived in Amityville. My dad’s (Bruce Pescitelli) family has resided in Amityville for over 105 years now!!

What do you do for a living?

– This Fall 2015, I will be starting graduate school at Adelphi University to continue my dream of becoming a Speech Pathologist!

When did you become part of the Diamond family and why did you join?

– I joined just about a year ago! I joined because I became sick of doing the same workouts everyday at good old Big Al’s. Tiff and PJ brought me in for a trial session, and after that I knew I wanted to become part of the Diamond family!! So thanks to Tiff and PJ, I made the best decision!

What was your athletic background before joining CFD?

– I have always been involved with sports growing up. I guess you can say I was kind of a “Tom Boy” LOL. I played soccer, basketball, volleyball, lacrosse and softball. Softball was by far my favorite sport! After high school, I stopped playing sports and just worked out at Big Al’s and ran outside.

What is your favorite WOD/exercise?

– I LOVE any workout that involves cardio, especially running! I also like OHS, GHD’s, lunges, box jumps, and deadlifts.

What is your least favorite WOD/ exercise?

– I do NOT like doing any workout that involves thrusters! I am not the strongest when it comes to my lower body, so thrusters absolutely kill me. I am determined to keep practicing and getting stronger, because I know how beneficial this movement is.

What is your biggest milestone, achievement, or “A-ha” moment at CFD?

– I don’t think I can answer this with just one accomplishment. Every time I’m at the gym, I always surprise myself with what I can do. Even if it is just increasing my weight by five pounds or getting lower with my squats, I am always trying to improve with each workout. I think being able to do any form of squats while keeping my knees out is my biggest accomplishment! This of course couldn’t have been done without the help of all the coaches!

What goal(s) are you looking to accomplish?

– I am definitely trying to get double unders without any attempts and kipping pull-ups!! Two goals that I will always strive for are strength and health.

What are your hobbies and interests outside of CFD?

– I love to do outdoor activities! So anything like bike riding, roller blading, running, going to the beach, volleyball, and boating! I am such an outdoors girl!!

What is something that we may not know about you?

– I LOVE to do yard work!!! Every Sunday, you can expect to find me mowing, weed whacking, sweeping, and weeding my entire house, PLUS my grandparents! My dad told me he wants his yard to look like Yankee Stadium, so every week I make sure to mow the lawn in opposite directions to get that perfect checkerboard LOL.

What is your favorite cheat meal?

– Buffalo wings are definitely a downfall for me! On football Sunday’s you can always find me with a plate of wings LOL.

What is some advice or encouragement for someone just starting CFD or thinking of starting?

– Let me start by saying that joining Crossfit Diamond was one of the absolute best choices I have made! After the first few WOD’s I remember walking out of the gym, thinking to myself, “ OMG I don’t think I can do any more of this.” Now a year later, I love the feeling of being sore after a WOD because I know I had a great workout! The best part about crossfit is seeing how far your strength and confidence can improve with time. The members at Crossfit Diamond are the absolute best!!! Everyone cheers and supports one another and that is the best feeling when you’re working out. I’ve had the privilege to make great friends at the gym and they truly have a large impact on my life! And of course I can’t leave out Jenn! Jenn is the absolute best supporter and friend you can have! The advice she offers is sooo helpful! I can stay at the gym for hours talking to Jenn about anything and that’s what I love about Crossfit Diamond!

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