May’s Member Of The Month: Kris Conemac
May’s Member Of The Month:
Hard-working, kind and generous, Kris has the heart of a lion. He’s a giver, and he’s an inspiration in the gym. We love having him as part of our WCCF Family, and we think you’ll enjoy learning about him!
1. When did you start CrossFit and why? My CrossFit experience started at Wine Country Crossfit in October 2013. I used to swim with Coach Kris at Napa Valley College. I had heard about CrossFit and when he told me he was coaching I was encouraged to come and give it a try. 2. What time of day do you come in? Normally 4:30, but I like mornings as well. I try to mix it up. I feel like I can go harder in the evening but I love to start my day by training in the morning. 3. What is one type of movement you hate and one you love? I love all the movements but can’t say I love seeing muscle-ups or pistols in a WOD. Squats and cleans are probably my favorites. 4. Any big goal(s) set for the next year? Butterfly pullups have been my goal for about two years and I hope 2017 will finally be the year. Come find me and share your wisdom. 5. Name an athlete that inspires you and why. (Does not have to be a CrossFitter) Everyone who comes in here and gives 100% effort inspires me. 6. Tell us one fun fact about you. I’m the oldest of 8 kids. Having a big family is crazy but fun. 7. You were left on a deserted island. What one food and thing (i.e. book, music player, etc…) would you want to be left with you? Three Twins Madagascar Vanilla Ice Cream and Bob Marley Songs of Freedom 8. How has CrossFit helped you in sports? Life? I was an athlete growing up and in high school, but Wine Country CrossFit has gotten me into the best shape of my life. It’s given me a group of friends that are so supportive, and it makes me feel great. In terms of sports, its given me a lot more strength and endurance when I go snowboarding in Tahoe. 9. How have workouts changed for you over the years? When I started, I scaled every WOD. I did ring rows or banded pull-ups. I couldn’t do double unders, I couldn’t do handstand pushups and I didn’t know much about weightlifting. Now I try to challenge myself with more difficult WODs or by doing multiple WODs. I feel confident working out on my own and pushing myself, but its always better having a few friends from Wine Country CrossFit suffering next to me.
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