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Ole Glory’s last Athlete of the Month for 2019 is Mr. John Domec! John first learned about CrossFit from his brother. He was getting tired of “bro-lifting” and needed something to keep him motivated. He instantly loved the challenge that CrossFit provided and has never looked back. He’s been a faithful member of our Ole Glory family for roughly seven years now!
Although he doesn’t quite remember his first true WOD, he did state that “I couldn’t finish and was really out of shape.” He never gave up and kept working at it. He recently finished 4th during the 2020 Open at Ole Glory. Hard work pay off! Way to go, John!
Since his brother is the one that first introduced John to CrossFit, of course there will be a bit of competitiveness between the siblings. “Beating my brother in WODs is always a win for me, we have always been competitive and compare times and weights.” In years to come he plans to continue testing his body. “It is amazing what we can accomplish if we are willing to try.” John attends our 5:00 AM class most morning and comes in with the mentality to be better than he was yesterday.
Since beginning his CrossFit journey, John states that “overall, I am probably in the best shape of my life!” He further added that since starting at OG he pays more attention to diet and stretching, as well as, focusing on his technique so he can move weight properly with good form.
John’s athletic background includes sports for majority of his life and participating in lifting weights and conditioning for football. So naturally, if you know John then you know his love for the barbell, power cleans especially! Running however, is not one of his favorites, although he is taking extra time each week to improve his running and reach new goals he set for himself.
In John’s non-CrossFit life he is 36 years old and married with 2 beautiful daughters. He states that “I love spending time with family.” Anything outdoors is a huge pastime of his as well.
When we asked what he enjoyed most about Ole Glory this is what John had to say, “the community and the coaches are second to none. Very easy to be motivated when you are surrounded by so many amazing people.”
If you or anyone you know is looking to make a lifestyle change and join CrossFit, here are a few words of advice from John. “All you have to do is show up. The coaches and community will take care of the rest. I think the biggest misconception is that people think they have to be in a certain shape to do CrossFit, which is not the case at all. Every workout is scalable and can be modified to suit any person who just shows up.”
Congratulations again, Domec! Keep up the excellent work!
“Attitude and effort are the only things you can control.”