Every month the coaches come together and pick one person who has inspired them by their performance in the gym. When we talk about performance, we leave times and weights completely out of it and focus on dedication, work ethic, and attitude. Someone who comes consistently, who works hard every time they are in the gym, for the hour they are in the gym, maybe more, and someone who brings a positive attitude along with it all. JP is the definition of consistency. He shows up consistently (check the most dedicated), he works hard every time he shows up, and he is consistently committed to doing things that better him and further his progress towards his personal goals. He is always positive, he always introduces himself to new members or drop-ins, and really represents The Port well. So this month we tip our hat to JP, well deserved.
1. How did to come to be a part of The Port? What’s the biggest thing that has changed since starting?
I’ve always been pretty good about eating right, exercising, staying active and being in o.k. shape but over the past few years my routine was getting stale. Near the end of the year last year I started to look around for exercise programs that would be new, challenging, outside of my comfort zone and offer some form of coaching/monitoring. The Port checked all of those boxes and after a couple of sessions with Justin I knew this would be the kind of challenge I was looking for.
The biggest change since starting is how much I enjoy working out. A lot of what we do is still hard for me but I look forward to getting to the gym in the morning and when I’m there I don’t think about anything else. The coaches, and the membership as a whole, have created a great environment that is supportive and knows how to push in an effective way. It’s worked for me as I am clearly in the best shape of my life.
2. What your favorite kind of music to listen to while you workout?
Coach Tom’s music is probably my favorite but the only time I really pick up on the music is when one of those 90+ minute long dance hall/all remix/A.I. created mix songs is going. It’s all background noise until it transitions into a techno cover of “Yellow Submarine” with reggae horns and a surging bass line. Hard to NOT notice that during the WOD.
3. What is your favorite/least favorite CrossFit movement?
Favorite: Power Clean. Had never even attempted this movement until joining the gym. I have really enjoyed getting better at this.
Least Favorite: Squat Snatch.
***Screenshot your most-used emoji’s tab and your smartphone’s wallpaper.
4. What was the last thing you Googled?
Ringo Starr Yellow Submarine Techno Cover
5. What is your favorite cheat food?
Pizza. Second place isn’t close