Congratulations to our October athlete of the month, Lenny Laisin! Keep up the hard work!


Athlete of the Month: Lenny Laisin 

What makes you, you?
I’m 23 yrs old. From Cameroon, West Africa where I spent the first 12 years of my life. Then we all moved as a family to Tampa, Florida where I call home. I went to college in Tulsa, OK, and was hired by Boeing March 2011. Currently studying to be a mechanical engineer.

Describe your experience at CFNC.
Amazing. It’s exactly what it’s called. Crossfit built through community. I’ve been to a couple of gyms and can without a doubt say this is by far the best gym I’ve been to. The Joneses(Cara & Craig) as well as Dawn are awesome coaches. Constantly hitting PBRs with this group.

What has been your favorite CrossFit moment thus far?
Easily My first muscle up. But there’s plenty more, the more flexibility I gain from working out here, the more PBRs I crush. Seems to be a common theme.

What are your major life goals?
Finish my engineering degree (which is tough to do living in charleston) and buy a house. Crossfit helps me be disciplined, let’s me know there are absolutely no shortcuts to achieving any goal. You get what you earn, not what you deserve.

What are three of your current CrossFit goals?
OH squat 135# easily.
Muscle ups consistently.
Snatch 185#
But most importantly become as flexible as Craig Jones!!”

What is your favorite WOD?
Don’t really have a favorite. I just prefer anything with deadlifts.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
”At CFNC and better than ever.
IN LIFE: full time engineer and house owner.”

What is your favorite “cheat” meal?
Anything!!’ I’m not a picky eater.

What do you hope to achieve through CrossFit?
A healthier lifestyle.

What is the most challenging aspect of CrossFit?
My lack of Mobility is my bigggest limitation.

Share a favorite recipe!
I don’t cook much. Sooooo Half off sushi at wasabi on Tuesday nights

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