This month we are celebrating our August and September Athletes of the Month – power couple Ram and Brooke Chinna!
When did you join CFU, and what made you walk in those doors?
I joined CFU in January this year with my wife. I was looking for coaching from trained professionals that could correct my form, improve my technique and push my limits.
Do you remember your first WOD? Or your thoughts during that first WOD?
I don’t remember the WOD but what stuck with me was the time and patience coach Kyle showed working with me. He inquired about my strengths, weaknesses, CrossFit experience and past injuries etc. 5:30AM classes in the dead of winter are hard to get motivated for but I realized that the coaching available will keep me coming back.
What’s your favorite thing about CrossFit?
In a nutshell I would say the workouts and the community.
The workouts vary every single day and can be scaled according to each athlete’s fitness.
Working out with my wife, coaches and friends that push you to your limits and motivate you in every class.
What type of workout do you enjoy doing the most?
Barbell movements with short distance running/rowing in between. Among barbell movements I really like snatches, cleans and overhead presses. I DO NOT like lunges, under any circumstances in any workout.
What’s one goal you have for the year?
I want to be able to do rope climbs.
What would you tell anyone looking to walk into CFU for the first time?
This is a great community that will welcome you in. Any movement can be scaled, and the excellent coaches will work with you every step of the way. Come test your limits!
What’s your greatest achievement, or what are you most proud of thus far?
I’m now able to repeatedly do wall facing kick-up to hold. I’ve also been able to improve my cleaning max by almost 30 pounds with better technique.
If there was a workout named after you:
1) What would it be called?
The Row Challenge
2) What would it be?
No lunges involved at all.
Start by rowing 100 meters in a minute. Add 50 meters every minute. The rounds you finish is your score.