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4 Rounds for Time:
1 muscle up
8 push presses, 95/65#
9 pull ups
11 box jumps, 24/20″
24 double unders

The Member of the Month for April goes to Nick L! His hard work, integrity, and support of fellow athletes have earned him this recognition as Nick really embodies the spirit of CrossFit. As a law enforcement officer, Nick’s job is to be ready for the unknown and unknowable and luckily CrossFit has helped him do that. Read on for Nick’s personal story:

So, before CrossFit I played every sport growing up then I was a skateboarder/ snowboarder throughout high school. Benching, pull ups, sit-ups and push-ups was my routine. Then one day I introduced myself to this dude walking around Bridgeport with no shirt on and flexing named…Vinny! I told him I was interested in trying CrossFit and I took a class with him. He had me try a 500m row and 20 wall balls. I was destroyed at like 11 wall balls, couldn’t finish. After that Vinny told me he was going to be opening his own box and I went with him and haven’t looked back. I gotta say that from the time I started at Thermal till now I am in the best shape ever and have set lifetime PR’s on several workouts. Last year I barely finished the Open scaled! I’m pretty sure I couldn’t even do the one workout and I took a 0. This year I was determined to do better and I did hitting a PR on my clean during one Open workout and going Rx on all but one workout this year. In the last two month’s I have hit huge PR’s in my deadlift, clean, and squat which I couldn’t have done without everyone who either yells, cheers or makes me push myself for that extra rep or that first rep of a new movement. I love the community and family that Thermal is and continues to be. I need to thank Vinny for pushing me hard since day one and not letting me ease up ever, and Coach P you amaze me every time I see you lift, you are a genius at teaching CrossFit. To all the other coaches, and members, again thank you. I am honored to have been chosen as this month’s member. Good luck on my WOD!  (Significance of the numbers: 4- my bday , 8-baby Siennas bday, 9-Christina’s bday, 11- month I was born, 24-Marianna’s bday)

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5 Responses
  1. Aileen

    Congrats Nick! You’re a valued member of our community. Your great attitude and drive to improve is inspiring. Well deserved!

  2. Aileen

    Megs 10:32 sc
    Becca 12:41 sc
    Wax 11:21 sc
    Carter 13:29 sc
    Nate 11:27 sc
    Matt S 15:20 sc
    Jesse 12:59 sc
    Roni 12:20 sc
    K 11:41 sc
    Danielle 14:28 sc
    Frank 11:09 sc
    Tanya 13:21 sc
    Chris 13:07 sc

  3. Sarah

    John 11:52
    Nick 5:49 Rx
    Sarah 9:43
    Sejda 17:43
    Smurf 13:14
    Ali 13:23
    Ph 12:55
    Mike 13:34
    Christian 14:20
    Plentus 5:50 Rx
    Kate 7:59 Rx
    Ditty 12:07
    Deeks 11:33
    Bobby G 14:50
    Sam 8:30 (bmu)
    Drew 14:10 Rx
    Lam 11:58 Rx
    Lloyd 12:53
    Court 13:22
    Meghan 12:32
    Heath 10:37
    Dave 12:55
    Matt 11:45
    Russ 20:20
    Kel 14:19
    Craig 16:15
    Aileen 13:11
    Molly O 10:42
    Erika 13:00
    Pavan 14:25

    Great job tonight everyone! I had a lot of fun coaching! Shout out to 5:30 for cashing out with a Tabata workout! Also saw some great double under improvements in the 6:30! Heath strung 25!!!