Monday, December 12, 2022 - 23:50


Garry is one of my most consistent members to date. From circHIIT days to the dark side ( CrossFit ), Garry has shown a great deal of progress while aiding to a shoulder injury. His perseverance and consistency with coming in early to stretch, crushing the bike erg in every workout and picking up little cues to help excel in major lifts like the bench and snatch is awesome and amazing to see as a coach. He’s super coachable, knows how to train “smarter “ not harder, and just is a vibrance of joy when he enters the gym. It’s why he’s been so successful and it’s why he’s earned athlete of the month. Cheers to the fighting Irish dog himself ! -Coach Matt

What do you enjoy most about being a member of CrossFit Middle Village? 

It’s a really encouraging & welcoming environment for working out with the other enthusiastic members and improving your fitness with high level tutelage from the coaches.

How/when did you get involved in CrossFit? 

I started off with the CircHiit workouts and wanted to learn some of the more technical movements and moved to the Crossfit side this year.

What was your first CrossFit workout? How did you feel afterwards? 

I don’t remember the fist one but like all the rest I’m sure it was equally strenuous yet satisfying!

What do you enjoy most about CrossFIt?

The quality & variety of the workouts at CFMV keeps you on your toes and leads to seeing real progress or improvement over time eg. the recent run of front squats; going from an empty barbell to over 200Ibs

What is your favorite WOD or Lift? 

Thrusters? Possibly, I have a love-hate opinion of them all!

What is your least favorite WOD or Lift?. Full Stop.

What motivates you? How has CrossFit changed you? 

Improving my fitness & wellbeing. CFMV has given me appreciation for consistency in and outside of the gym.

What were your goals when you started this journey ? 

Regaining my fitness and learning new work routines. Still on that journey! 

What are your goals for the upcoming year? 

To get into a regular routine and stick to it. Keep progressing.

Do you have any advice for new members? 

Keep showing up as much as you can, it’s the best thing you can do.