CrossFit Strong  -- Athlete of The Month
  Strong Heart, Strong Mind, Strong Body
 
We chose David Burford for Athlete of the Month for September! His WOD performances are very more than impressive but his attitude is very encouraging every time he walks into the box.
 
 Joshua Lee -Q&A  
How long have you been Crossfitting? — Since Mid-November 2011
What is your occupation? — Portfolio Manager
Where are you from? — Born in Philadelphia, PA and raised in Anchorage, AK
How did you hear about Crossfit Strong? -- A few co-workers of minewere members of Strong. They suggested I try the Saturday intro. class to see what crossfit is all about.
September Featured Athlete
 
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 David's Transformation  
How have you seen yourself change – mentally or physically – since being a part of CFS? Physically I'm stronger even though I've got a long ways to go. Mentally I've learned to handle and push through pain....and severe discomfort. My sleep patterns have also improved for the simple fact that Crossfit completely wears me out.
What is your favorite move? — Is running considered a move? If not, dumb bell thrusters get my vote.
What is your least favorite move? — Currentlyoverhead squats. But, that could always change.
What has been your favorite WOD so far? — As odd as it may sound I actually enjoyed "Murph."
What has been your least favorite WOD ? — Any WOD involving overhead squats and double unders
 
What are some of your goals that you have for yourself in the next year? — Become comfortable with overhead squats, master double unders and muscle ups. I have also been contemplating an attempt at the Skerd program, but I am going to need a whole lot more convincing.
How do you see CrossFit as different from other programs? Crossfit provides an unparalleled amount of focus and intensity. Specifically for Strong I would have to say it is the 'family' atmosphere and encouragement provided by the coaches and members.
Did you think a sport of elite fitness would ever be for you? — I always thought it would be exciting to participate in elite fitness of some sort. But, prior to Crossfit I had no idea how to enter the realm of elite fitness...I feel fortunate to have been introduced to it at Strong.
 
How can other people relate to your story? — I wanted something more from my gym experience since the typical gym routine became redundant and I found it extremely hard to stay motivated. I had seen the crossfit commercials and heard people talk about how intense and challenging it is. The more and more I got bored with the same old gym routine the more I wanted to make a change. Finally, I decided to give Crossfit a whirl. The unfortunate thing is: it took me over 6 months to finally take the leap. The fortunate thing: I met and get to Crossfit with some amazing people.
 
What is something that others may not know about you? -- I fall asleep during every movie I try to watch....guaranteed.
What is the dumbest thing you have heard at CFS? - When I see the WOD on the wall projector before class and mentally tell myself: "Ehh, that doesn't look that bad."

What is the funniest thing you have seen done at CFS?--Recently, there was an offsite WOD at a local high school running track. We were graced with the presence of some random guy pacing around the track, twirling a walking stick, talking to himself, and wearing a man-kini. This random guy taught me two things: 1. don't pour water on Gale's dog, and 2. don't wear man-kini's.

What is your most memorable moment here-- Call it memorable or motivational butseeing Strong members (and coaches) of all levels and ages putting forth their best effort each and every day always leaves a lasting memory. I would like to thank everyone for their support, motivation, and being part of the Strong family.
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