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CrossFitter of the Month – January 2016

Hey Friends!

It’s that time again!  We’re stoked to be recognizing a lucky addition to both Sudbury and our gym about a year ago .  This person has been putting in hard work at the gym, and is always a pleasure to train alongside.  Expect full effort, complete sincerity and an inquisitive mind as this person doesn’t hesitate to introduce themselves and get to know you.  For January, we’d like to recognize…

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Camilo!  As I mentioned above, Camilo always brings great energy to the gym, and we’re lucky to have him throw down with us!

Name: Camilo Chacon

Age: 25

Occupation: Sales Manager at Sun Life Financial

What was your exercise experience prior to crossfit?

My experience before Crossfit was your traditional gym. Where Mondays was chest and triceps, Tuesday was back and biceps, Wednesday was legs etc. I also played competitive soccer and volleyball.

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

I have been doing Crossfit for about 4 years on and off. My first 2.5 years were a lot more off than on due to injury and laziness.

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What is your favorite part about crossfit?

My favourite part about crossfit is the inner competitiveness. It all starts with just showing up that is a battle in itself sometimes. I enjoy that everyday I am competing against myself and only myself. I really embraced our boxes motto “You against You”. I think about that a lot during WOD’s when I am tired or feel like I want to give up.

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

I am very proud of where I have come to over this past year. I feel a lot stronger and confident with all my lifts. The other day Kristen said to me she has noticed my mobility has improved a lot in my squat and that made me feel accomplished, as it is something I have been working on over the past year.

Favorite workout or lift?

My favourite workout would have to be anything overhead.

Anything else you would like to share please feel free

I would like to thank everyone at Crossfit Sudbury. March 2015 I was transferred from St. Catharines, On for work. I knew nobody in the city. You have all been very welcoming and helpful with the transition. I would also like to give a special shutout to our coaches. You have been amazing to me in helping me improve and develop.