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CrossFitter of the Month – June 2016

Hey Friends!

It’s that time!  We get to spotlight another of our amazing members!  This month we’re highlighting someone who showed up with some pretty good ability, but who we’ve still managed to squeeze some more performance, health and hopefully some high quality longevity out of!  This person puts in the time and effort needed to consistently improve, and always has great attitude regardless of the movements or time domain demanded.  We’re lucky to have them out and are looking forward to their continued improvements over the coming years!  June’s, “CrossFitter of the Month” is…


Sean!  Here are his answers to our questions!

Name: Sean P. O’Hare

Age: 29

Occupation: Geologist at Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations (Glencore)

What was your exercise experience prior to crossfit?

I have always been active in many sports but in high school I played the normal sports (hockey, basketball, and track & field). Early on my best friend and I discovered the weight room at the school and just started getting stronger. During university I played varsity Ultimate Frisbee and continued to run and workout but with no real focus, or plan, but just stay in shape. Since school I have gone through spells of mountain biking, rock climbing, long distance running, and back to weight lifting, until I found Crossfit.

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

Actually, seriously doing crossfit – about 3 years-ish. I was working up in Dubreuilville (north of Wawa) and I was on one of my running binges, but it gets very, very cold there in the winter. My feet were freezing in my five fingers and I was concerned about my lunges freezing, so I needed something else. My best friend had started doing these crazy workouts a few months ago and I had liked them when I tried a few with him. I asked him about it and he told me to check out crossfit.com and I haven’t looked back since then. When I moved to Sudbury the first thing I did was sign up at the gym and have no regrets. I like the custom programming, the consistent coaching, and the community at the gym is amazing.


What is your favourite part about crossfit?

I like the challenge and the variety. Most days I don’t check online for the WOD, I Just show up and get a surprise. I am not looking for a PR every day; I am looking for an overall better fitness level and healthier lifestyle. Crossfit encourages me every day to be better at life.

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

In the gym I was very proud after my first muscle ups, more lately I was thrilled when I managed to get a couple strict muscle ups in. At home I am proud of my vegetable garden that will soon be giving me lots of tomatoes!


Favourite workout or lift?

I have always been partial to more gymnastic related movements. When I see pull ups on the board, I know it is going to be a good WOD. I really like ring muscle ups now too.

Anything else you would like to share please feel free

I enjoy long sunset walks on the beach… but seriously I would like to thank all the coaches for their help and hints every day. My form would still be atrocious if it wasn’t for you and lots of my movements wouldn’t be nearly as efficient or fluid. Thanks everyone for the support during and after the WODs.

Thanks Sean!  Keep up the great work!