CrossFit Markham November Member of The Month Keith Oliver
Name ( nicknames): Keith Oliver
I am the Logistics and Operations Dept at Vanco Electrical Supplies Ltd. and a part-time Yoga Instructor at a number of studios in York Region.
How were you introduced to CrossFit & How long have you been doing CrossFit?
I found CrossFit accidentally, a little more than a year ago. I was looking for adult gymnastics/calisthenics classes and learned that CrossFit incorporates some gymnastics inspired movements into their workouts.
What made you decide to join CFM?
Initially I took advantage of trial classes at a few different local boxes, but what kept me coming back to CFM were the workouts, the programming and the great coaches.
Favourite Lifts/ Wods?
My favourite lift is the Squat Snatch because I don’t work at it enough. I love any WOD that involves being upside down, I really enjoy working on anything where my feet are over my head.
3 Things you Would Definitely Find in my Fridge:
You will definitely find watermelon, romaine lettuce and eggs in my fridge
Favourite Place to Eat?
My fave place to eat is Bistro 67.
The accomplishment I’m most proud of was completing Yoga Teacher Training has transformed me in more ways and opened me up to more things than I thought possible.
Something People Wouldn’t Know About Me:
I am a Past President of the Toronto Bonsai Society.
Biggest Struggle in Life?
My weight. For me its been a hard cycle to deal with; it strains your body and your mind…thoughts influencing actions, actions influencing thoughts…it can be a daily struggle and difficult to break free from.
Who Inspires You?
People who have struggled more than I have and persevered inspire me. I can’t imagine how hard some people have it, yet their hope and strength keep driving them forward. They are inspiring.
What Music I Like Listening to While Working Out:
Soca is most often what I have running through my earbuds. It has a way of keeping me focused and energized.
Anything Else You Would Like to Say (Open Comments):
I love this community, the Coaches are encouraging, motivating, and educated. The members are warm, welcoming and encouraging as well. I’m grateful, and very much appreciate being a part of CrossFit Markham. I’d like to extend special thanks to Coaches Brandon, Oscar and Ben for their programs, pep talks and those extra pushes we all need.
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