Baltimore CrossFit community gym
This month Power Plant CrossFit is proud to announce December’s Athlete of the Month – KEITH!
Read on to learn what brought Keith into PPCF and why he keeps coming back… Baltimore CrossFit community gym
Did the pandemic give you a new found perspective or appreciation for exercise?
It definitely did. I saw myself starting to gain weight more than I’d liked, but with the previous nearby gym closing, it was hard to find the motivation to work out on my own or find a new place to start going. When PPCF opened back up, it was a huge relief to me because I knew I couldn’t make anymore excuses with the same location I’d been going to reopening again. And within the first month or so of returning, I could feel and see myself getting in better shape again. My friends noticed too and that definitely made me start feeling better about myself.
What is your overall goal for working out? Is it just to stay moving well into your older years or would you like to do a competition or something in the future?
My real goal is just trying to make something healthy become a habit. And that’s even more critical as I get older now. No real desire for competitions myself but if anyone in our gym gets involved in them I’m happy to come along and be supportive. I always did enjoy trying the CrossFit Games workouts to see how well I could handle those challenges every year. And they always seemed to be happening when I was traveling for work (pre-pandemic), so I’d often get to participate in different gyms around the country doing their own local Games events.
That was another part of CrossFit I really enjoyed was visiting different gyms whenever I would travel either for work or personally. Nearly every place I’d visit would have a gym within a reasonable distance and they were always welcoming to drop-in visitors. I regularly visited CrossFit Lehigh Valley when I would visit my parents in PA. Haven’t been there for a while due to Covid, but looking to get back to stopping by there again. The most unique one was finding a gym when I went to speak at a conference in Prague (I’ll see if I can find a picture of myself from the Prague trip. I know I have that somewhere).