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CrossFitter of the Month – April 2014

Hey Folks!

This month we recognize someone who’s been a real beauty ever since he started at the gym.  He’s been working weaknesses, encouraging Folks HARD and crushing extreme as part of our CrossFit “team”.  We’re lucky to have such a sincere, fun and great guy in our gym.  This months CrossFitter of the Month is…

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Todd!

Here are his answers to some of our Questions!

Name: Todd Gagnon aka Uncle Pickles lol

Age: 36

Occupation: Manager

What was your exercise experience prior to crossfit?

I have always been active. Prior to crossfit I enjoyed playing all sports, specifically hockey and soccer. Through these sports I found training at an early age and have always been hooked. I love to live a healthy active lifestyle and hope to continue for the rest of my life.

How long have you been doing crossfit and why do you choose to crossfit?

I found crossfit in 2009 and like most people, the first workout I did, I thought “I’ll crush this, I’m in shape” hahaha not a chance! I ended up puking in Goodlife and going home – Strong start! That moment was a game changer for me. I did crossfit on my own (not always with purity of movements) and “on occasion” challenging things that scared me, such as handstand holds (no not push ups lol). I came to Crossfit Sudbury this past September and it gave me a whole no view – I was introduced to a play land with amazing people who liked doing what I do. There was no turning back!!

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I crossfit because the community and the challenges are just SENSATIONAL! I crossfit because I’m always a better person when I finish.

What is your favorite part about crossfit?

Without a doubt my favorite part about crossfit is the people you are with. Without them it’s not as fun. As Glassman “Coach” would say, combining agony and laughter is a powerful stimulus for developing camaraderie.

What are the accomplishments you are proud of? (Crossfit or non crossfit related)

I am most proud of who am I today! I am proud of being a good son, brother, friend to those around me. I am truly blessed to have amazing people in my life. I have a lot of inner demons, if I didn’t have these people and crossfit to get those out of my system, I would self-destruct. So I am truly Blessed for what I have.

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Favorite workout or lift?

I love chippers. I also love the clean and jerk and burpees. 14.5 was my favorite open wod lol

Anything else you would like to share please feel free

I would like to thank Adam, Kristen and the rest of the Crossfit Sudbury community for the allowing me to be a part of this wonderful family. I am blessed to have you all in my life!

 

Thanks for being such an awesome part of the gym, Todd!  You’re a real beaut!

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