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Athlete Spotlight on Daniel Lowe

Posted on Aug 3, 2016 in Athlete Spotlight | 0 comments

Athlete Spotlight on Daniel Lowe

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  1. Name and “board name” (or what should your board name be)? What are your stats (optional)? Danny Lowe “DLowe” is the board name.
  2. Where did you grow up? Where do you live now? Amityville.
  3. What do you do for a living? Estimating Manager at an Architectural Woodworking company based out of Amityville. 
  4. When did you become part of the Diamond family and why did you join? A few years ago.  The Egglingers talked me into trying it one night at the bulldog.  I was fat, lazy, and a smoker, needed to make some life changes. I can’t say that I’m skinny just yet, but I quit smoking more than a year ago. Obviously because it’s terrible, but it also made CrossFit a lot harder.
  5. What was your athletic background before joining CFD? I played soccer from 3 years old through College. I also ski, play golf, softball, beach volleyball, bowling. I dabbled in almost every sport throughout the years.
  6. What is your favorite wod/exercise?  Don’t have one in particular. I Like being surprised when I walk in. (I never check the WOD the night before, unlike some of my fellow 5am’ers) 
  7. What is your least favorite wod/exercise? Overhead squats, pistols, and the new bikes.
  8. What is your biggest milestone, achievement, or “A-ha” moment at CFD? Everything hanging on the bar.  Pull-ups, C2B, T2B, K2E.  I could barely do a pull-up when I started, now I’m trying to figure out how to butterfly. Knowing how much I have progressed since I’ve joined is very rewarding. 
  9. What goal(s) are you looking to accomplish? Lose a little weight, get in better shape, and get a MUSCLE UP.
  10. What are your hobbies and interests outside of CFD? Family, Beach, Boating, big Liverpool FC fan.
  11. What is something that we may not know about you? I have to trim my eyebrow(s) more often than any person should have too.
  12. What is your favorite cheat meal? Cookies, I don’t even chew them, I just inhale them.
  13. What is some advice or encouragement for someone just starting CFD or thinking of starting?  I was never able to push myself anywhere close to this hard in a regular gym.   I enjoy coming in and knowing that I have to do what’s on the board.  No excuses, maybe just some modifications if need be. It’s one of the most rewarding and enjoyable workout’s.  The results come quickly if you are consistent, but can leave quickly if you get lazy and don’t show up.  For a new member, the best part is you can modify everything until you are comfortable pushing yourself to the next level or weight.  Nobody is judging, everyone is here to better themselves.  

 

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Athlete Spotlight on Marcus Robinson

Posted on Sep 1, 2015 in Athlete Spotlight | 0 comments

Athlete Spotlight on Marcus Robinson

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  1. Name and “board name” (or what should your board name be)?  What are your stats (optional)?  Marcus
  2. Where did you grow up?  Where do you live now?  Born and raised in Amityville.
  3. What do you do for a living? I’m a Media Artist, and I work at the Art League of Long Island. 
  4. 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.
  5. 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. 
  6. 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. 
  7. What is your least favorite wod/exercise?  Anything with death-ees aka BURPEES and wall balls!
  8. 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.
  9. What goal(s) are you looking to accomplish?  I’m just looking to get better at everything – running, jumping, lifting, pushing & pulling.
  10. 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. 
  11. 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!
  12. What is your favorite cheat meal?  Pizza!!!
  13. What is some advice or encouragement for someone just starting CFD or thinking of starting?   It gets better with time, or NOT, lol.
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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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