Congratulations to Elliot Yang, our May 2022 Viking Athletics Member of the Month! Elliot is a member of both our powerlifting and CrossFit programs. When he’s not in the gym, he enjoys cooking, Karaoke, and watching Real Housewives. Learn more about him below!
- What are your hobbies/interest/talents outside of the gym?
I enjoyed cooking, especially trying out new recipes. I also enjoy Karaoke. I miss having a Karaoke place where you can rent a private room and sing your lungs out.
- Share with us one thing that most people do NOT know about you?
My guilty pleasure show is Real Housewives. I have watched all franchises besides Orange County, and rewatched NYC and Beverly Hills twice.
- How long have you been with us at Viking Athletics?
It will be a year in August.
- Take us back to your first week here. How did you feel? Remember the workout?
I talked to Erik over Zoom before my first class. I liked how Erik explained how he programs around specific goals. My first CrossFit class had heavy cleans.Then I tried out the powerlifting program, felt immediately improvement of my lifts just after one session (shout-out to Alex).
- What moment/achievement are you most proud of at Viking Athletics?
Back in February, Bench press, squat and deadlift PR after the 22.2 CF Games Open workout.
- Design your perfect workout?
All at bodyweight
- What is your least favorite movement?
Running, biking and rowing (in that order)
- Summarize your lifestyle in 5 words or less.
Enjoy life and stay positive
- Have you experienced any changes in your lifestyle since joining Viking Athletics?
For sure. Since I joined Viking, I’ve started to maintain a consistent sleeping schedule (probably also because I am no longer in school). With all the heavy lifting in in the powerlifting program, I have become more aware of my body and learned when to push the limits and when to take it easy.
- What advice do you have for anyone who is thinking about joining or who has recently joined?
Listen to your body and have fun with each WOD. Hydration, good sleep and consistent training go a long way.