Congratulations to Joe Eulie for being CFR’s December Member of the Month. He is the ONLY loyal member of the 7am class but will soon be shifting to the 4pm! An avid traveler, Joe is proud of his bodyweight (and then some!) Snatch, and would rather cycle a barbell over the Assault Bike. Congrats again Joe! Well deserved!
1) What are your hobbies/interest/talents outside of CrossFit?
I love to travel, play video games, hike and drink beer (My favorite is Blue Moon).
2) Share with us one thing that most people do NOT know about you?
I have been to 35 states and 18 countries. The best place I’ve been to would have to be the Jersey Shore, Amsterdam and the Dominican Republic.
3) How long have you been with us at CFR?
4) Take us back to your first week here. How did you feel? Remember the workout?
I was doing CrossFit prior to coming here for a little over a year so I knew all the CrossFit lingo. I do not remember the workout though since it’s just been so long.
5) What moment/achievement are you most proud of at CFR?
It would have to be a tie between stringing together handstand push-ups and hitting a 185# snatch.
6) Design your perfect workout?
800m run cash in
Power Clean (95#)
800m run cash out
7) What is your least favorite movement?
Hands down would be anything with the Assault Bike!
8) Summarize your lifestyle in 5 words or less.
Do what makes you happy.
9) Have you experienced any changes in your lifestyle now that you have been a CrossFit athlete?
Yes, I lost 50 pounds by working out and eating right in the first year. I weigh my food out Monday-Thursday but make sure I’m in a deficit so I can indulge on the weekends and still stay the same weight. The gym isn’t a hobby anymore but a lifestyle. It’s something I’ve been doing for almost a quarter of my life and never see myself stopping. Also, people treat you different when you are skinnier, so I definitely gained more friends from it, I think.
10) What advice do you have for anyone who is thinking about joining or who has recently joined?
Thinking about joining:
Do not look up CrossFit videos before coming in. Those men and women are not what the average CrossFitter is.
Be patient, that’s it. It took me almost 5 years to get a handstand push-up, but the journey is worth it! Also, the coaches know you best. If they suggest for you to lower the reps or weight it is to just keep you safe. On the other hand, they can also see when something is too scaled and can help adjust the workout, so you get what the workout was intended for.