Featured Athlete of April: Craig Lavid

Craig Lavid

What’s your athletic background?
I played soccer as a kid; then football and basketball in high school.

When did you start working out at The Hill?
2.5 years ago.

What keeps you coming back?
I enjoy the coaching and atmosphere. I seem to learn something new every day and enjoy the no sense approach to fitness:  good technique in a positive environment.

Was this your first experience with CrossFit?
I did crossfit for about two years before joining the Hill.

If you could write the WOD what would it be?
Pushups.  Double Unders.  Eating Donuts.

What are some of your goals, fitness or personal- for 2018?
To become more mobile and flexible.  To keep improving on my kips. And just keep coming to the workouts.

Any PR’s that your proud of?
My hang cleans are better.

List one or two improvements you have seen in your life since starting CF?
My squat form is tons better the last few months with the added instruction from the coaches.  The small things have made a huge difference there.

What do you like about KC?
I have two nephews that I have very close to here in KC. I enjoy watching them play sports and taking their candy.  

How do you like to spend your free time?
I enjoy movies, reading, laying by pool, going to dog park.  Simple things.

What’s your favorite cheat meal?
PBJ is my favorite food of all time.

What would you say to someone thinking about starting CrossFit?
I would say make sure you pick a gym that fits your goals.  I obviously think the coaching and non competitive environment is what sets The Hill apart from other gyms.  

Anything else you would like to share with our coaches or the whole #fitfam?
Matt said something at the fitness challenge meeting that really stuck with me.  He said something like, “You don’t have to act like you feel.” That is a powerful message not only about food/diet, but about life in general. I have a stressful job (daytrade stocks), and so many times I would trade how I felt.  Being able to take a step back and look at yourself objectively is something that is probably more appreciated by someone as they age. But that one small thought process sure is a valuable tool.

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