Sasha has been with us for well over a year now and we’ve watched him grow and accomplish things most people only imagine. He works hard each and every day, juggling being a dad to 3 kids, a career as a college professor, and diligent researcher, all while making time for self care and getting to the gym. He’s always supportive of the community and is a friendly face in the gym, always ready to learn something new and challenge himself. For all of those reasons and more, Sasha is our October Member of the Month – Congratulations!
When did you start CF?
What are your favorite numbers and why?
13, 18 and 108 (magic numbers!)
What CF movements do you like?
Hard to choose! running, rowing, box jumps, kettle bell swings, dumbbell power snatch
What CF movements do you dislike?
one’s that I can’t do (yet)… muscle ups, strict handstand push ups, etc.
What sports or fitness things did you do before CF?
moderate distance running, HIIT: TABATA, spinning
How did you find CF? What was your first workout?
I was looking to take my workouts to the next level and a friend turned me on to CF. 3rd work out was “fight gone bad”…That one I remember!
What’s your favorite thing about CF?
the intensity and difficulty, in general, and the supportive community at Kanna
What are your hobbies?
gardening, bee keeping, playing musical instruments, travel/nature exploration
What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I used to have really long hair and at times a big beard
What PRs or accomplishments are you most proud of?
doing MURPH! (1 mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 air squats, 1 mile run, all with a 20# vest)
What’s on your CF bucket list?
doing 50-100 dubs; getting strong enough to do a bunch of strict pull-ups unbroken, increasing my PRs on everything
What’s on your general bucket list?
regular meditation; impacting the world in a positive way
What advice do you have for new (or experienced!) CrossFitters?
just try your best and don’t get discouraged when comparing yourself to the abilities of others.
***Kanna members: Sasha’s custom workout TBD***
How does one become Member of the Month? By embodying the Kanna values of Learning, Working Hard, and Having Fun. By contributing to the community and supporting others in and out of the workout. By being open to coaching and improving oneself for the sake of being better, not to “win” the workout. By just generally being a good person and having a positive attitude. And a lot more, but you get the idea!