Alex is PUSH511's March Member of the Month!
Alex has been attending PUSH511's group CrossFit classes for over four years! He's a fixture in our afternoon classes and regularly participates in team CrossFit competitions at PUSH and at other gyms! Here's why the PUSH team loves having him:
Alex is such an amazing athlete. He comes to class, he puts in the work, and he is a great sport to the members he shares a space with. He has been a solid pillar of consistency over the years I have known him and has established and maintained great friendships. He is a pleasure to work with and he radiates some of the core values of PUSH.
As well as being an amazing athlete, Alex is also a great case of leading by example. He is engaged in class and demonstrates excellent movement from the warm-up to the WOD. Everyone likes being in class with Alex - he's not flashy and doesn't seek attention, but puts in the effort every day. He is super encouraging of those around him - anyone who partners with him ends up finding out what they're really capable of!
Alex is just a really cool, down-to-earth human being. He is one of the most well-rounded athletes and tackles every type of workout with the same consistent effort that brings him so much success. He is always a pleasure to coach in class and is supportive of all the members in class. And now he’s a cool dad!
Alex has been a model of consistency at PUSH for a number of years. He comes in ready to work and always brings a lot of positive energy to the gym. I love having him in class and getting the opportunity to work out with him. Well deserved!
Alex is such a great athlete to work out with and coach. Not only is he so skilled and well-rounded, he’s so humble and fun to be around. Even when he’s done a workout he’s cheering on other athletes, which always keeps them motivated to keep going. Can’t say enough good things about this new dad, he is an awesome person all-around!
When did you start CrossFit? 2015 in Queens NY.
What's your fitness background? Working out since middle school. I learned all about fitness from my mother who is a trainer.
What's your favorite CrossFit movement? Cleans.
What's your least favorite movement? As a short person, it’s rowing and wall balls.
What do you do for work? Marketing for Stanley Black and Decker.
Tell us a little about yourself and your family. I grew up 1 of 5 siblings in NJ. My wife, Ariana, is from Long Island, so we are Maryland transplants. We have 2 doggos Jack the black German shepherd, Gene our little boxer mix, and a 7-week-old son named Evander.
Tell us something we don't know about you! One of my favorite shows is Hometown on HGTV. I even have the book written by the hosts Erin and Ben.
How has CrossFit affected your life outside of the gym? I have wonderful friends around that make the neighborhood feel like home.
What do you enjoy most about PUSH? The laughs.
What tips would you offer to someone who is just getting started with working out? Show up even when you don’t feel like it. Any exercise is better than no exercise (as my mother would say).
What's your favorite song to work out to? #thatPOWER by will.I.am feat Justin Bieber.
What's your favorite restaurant? Peters Inn.
Who's your hero (real or fictional)? Mr. Feeny.
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Words to live by or favorite quote? Nothing is more permanent than temporary.
What's your favorite travel spot? Italy.
If you could win an Olympic gold medal for any sport, real or fake, what would it be? Eating spaghetti.
What's your hidden talent? Charcoal drawing.
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