December Athlete of the Month--Jay Walker

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1.  Tell us a little about yourself: Age? Occupation? Married/Single? Kids?

I am 38 years old and I work as a construction superintendent building mutli-family homes for the past 17 years. I have been married to my smoking hot wife for the past 12 years, and we have 2 rugrats.  My oldest Nora is 8 and my youngest is Nolan is 5.

2.  What is your athletic background? Hobbies? 

I never had one main sport I focused on growing up; I dabbled in them all from Baseball, snowboarding, rock climbing, golf you name it I had to try it.  Now a days I would say it would be golf and shooting. I tried the competitive golf tour a few years back but wasn't for me it was to uptight and boring, I like going out with my music playing and having fun with my fiends.   


3.  If you could program a WOD for CFM, what would it be?

I am no good at programming, so I would have to say deck of cards coaches choice on movements.

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4.  What are your favorite meals or "Cheat" foods? 

In-n-out or grandmas good old southern home cooked meal. 


5.  What song do you hope comes on mid-WOD?

Any 90's rap/hip hop


6.  Favorite & least favorite CrossFit movements? Why? 

Favorite would be the clean because it feels like I can go the most heavy on. Least favorite by far would be the snatch because I suck at it.

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7.  What is your most recent PR? What is your next goal?

I got my first ring muscle up about 2 weeks ago thanks to coach Damon. Next PR I would like to be able to hit is snatch 135#.

8.  What keeps you coming back to CFM to achieve your goals?

The camaraderie and competitiveness of the people in the 4 o'clock class for sure. If you have never been to the 4 p.m. class you are missing out, there are some pretty serious races going on between Seth and Antoine, they're fun to be a part of.  My goal any time we WOD together is to not get lapped.  Which happens more times than not.  Also, the coaching staff is top notch, beside those ones that do MTD, I cant trust them, they're a little crazy. 

9.  Any advice to those who are just starting out? 

Take it slow go at your own pace and listen to the coaching staff there is literally a scale for every person and every movement. Check your ego at the door and don't be afraid to ask questions. Also, get involved, do it all, from daily WOD's to partner WOD's on Saturdays, WOD for a Cause and not to forget my favorite the OLY classes with Coach Ken and Damon this class has taught me more than i ever could imagine. So get involved and get out of your comfort zone, you will be pushed beyond anything you thought you were capable of.  Just stick to it and next thing you know you will be fitter than you have ever been, and you meet some great people along the way. 

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Sheina Nilsen