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February Member of the Month-Sam Miles

February 18, 2016

Q: How long have you been doing Crossfit?

Sam: I was eight years old when Crossfit came into my life.  I was always around it, and I would do a teens class every now and then when they offered them, but I wasn’t consistent.  I have been doing Crossfit for exactly one year regularly, and I don’t expect that to change.

Q: What peaked your interest in this gym?

Sam: My parents were on a trip and I was sitting on the couch watching The Office.  My Uncle Bob Sorbello walked into the door and told me I was going to Crossfit with him.  I really didn’t want to, but I went anyway.  No regrets.

Q: Do you remember your first workout?

Sam: I don’t know the exact workout, but I know it left me wanting more.

Q: Do you have a favorite WOD and why?

Sam: Probably “The Don” or Maggie.  I did “Maggie” a while back, and that was the first mental battle workout where the whole time I wanted to give up.  Something came over me and I just wanted to cry and go to sleep.  When I finished it, I was soooo happy.  “The Don” was pretty rough too, obviously.  It’s not that those workouts were fun, but they rewarded me so much afterward, and that felt awesome.

Q: How did it feel to get your first muscle up?

Sam: Getting my first muscle up is indescribable.  After a month of constantly working on drills that Jamin gave me and tips from Allan, I was finally able to get it! I got my first muscle up and I was shocked.  I got a bunch of hugs from coaches and it really showed the community aspect of this gym and Crossfit as a whole to me.  We have each other’s backs.  Period.

Q: What are three words you would use to describe Crossfit?

Sam: Painful.  Fun.  Rewarding.

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