“Since starting PCF I have dropped over 30 lbs, I am eating healthy and I believe I am better at home and at my job.”
How Did You hear about PCF?
I heard about cross fit from one of my college buddies who has been training at the crossfit in Rockville Center. I saw the success he was having with it and decided I needed to join and start making some positive changes in my fitness levels. I really struggled when it came to choosing a location because I did not know anyone that could recommend a place to me that was close to home. I saw the website and read up on the bios of Ryan and Kyle. When I read how they were both athletes, I figured they had to have similar mentality to training as I do. I knew this would be the place that I would check out first. After coming in that first day I never looked at another spot. Since then I have been constantly reminded on the right decision I made.
Outside of the great workouts, the motivation that is provided by all performance coaches is exactly what I was looking for. The people that I have met here make it a lot more enjoyable and easy to come every day. I find myself looking forward to see them and having some good conversation and laughs. Having been doing this for almost 5 months I cannot imagine going back to country club style gym workouts.
I would say one word that describes me is determined. That determination helped me to accomplish some of my goals thus far with crossfit. When I first started I was in a real bad place with my weight and fitness. A place I had never been before and would have mocked even the thought of being. I weighed just about 250 lbs and was eating all the wrong foods. I had such a negative view of myself which lead to depressed feelings. Looking back I could see how this view and feelings only helped to make me function poorly as a father, husband and business owner.
Since starting PCF I have dropped over 30 lbs, I am eating healthy and I believe I am better at home and at my job. I am so much happier and I think that is benefiting all aspects of my life. I have made some positive strides towards my other goals I hope to accomplish. I want to be efficient at all movements always doing them at Rx. I want to enter in to a competition and actually be able to place in it. My favorite WOD is any one that incorporates box jumps and burpees.
Something people might not know about me is that I graduated Sachem high school in 1994, went to Gettysburg College to play lacrosse and graduated in December 1999 (stayed an extra semester to party, had to be done). I am a licensed physical therapist but I don’t practice anymore and sold my business a year ago. I have been selling insurance since 2009 and have my own office out east. I met my wife at our high school ten year reunion. I have a 4 year old daughter and a 2 year old son. I never thought I was capable of so much love for three people. I might be that crazy dad that prays to god every night that my kids want to play lacrosse as they grow. Finally, I believe you can never have to many friends. I am so happy with the friends I have maintained over the years and the ones I have acquired and sincerely look forward to every opportunity I get to get together with them and catch up.
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