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Spotlight Athlete of the Month | RYAN MORAN

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When motivation wanes, discipline prevails. Ryan is the embodiment of discipline. He shows us through his daily actions that consistent hard work over a long period of time is what crushes goals.

It’s not uncommon for Ryan to double the prescribed workout, or make it heavier/harder/more intense/gross.  But it’s his training intensity inside the gym that has allowed him to tackle challenges outside the gym, including a one-day Presidential Traverse, the Spartan Ultra Beast and an upcoming Spartan Winter Death Race.

Ryan is a great person to have in class. He always wants to hear the coach’s input and he gives no less than 100% effort. But above all else he’s encouraging and supportive of his fellow CFE athletes. If you’re last in class to finish (oftentimes like myself), Ryan will be right by your side to cheer you on through the end of a tough workout. 

Read on to learn a little more about Ryan you might not have already known. For example, I just learned he’s also into bowhunting. Which means we’re now going to annoy the hell out of everyone around us when we’re in class together…

What do you do outside of CrossFit?
Manufacturing, bow hunting, fishing, skiing, hiking, golf, going to the beach.

What did you do for fitness before CFE?
I played Hockey, and Lacrosse 

What made you chose CFE?
 I wanted to challenge myself to get as big, fast, and strong as humanly possible

Advice to someone who is hesitant to try CrossFit?
You have to leave your comfort zone in order to see significant growth.

Proudest achievement?
Completing the whole Presidential Traverse in one day. 

Greatest challenge?
Learning to deal with boredom 

Goals moving forward in life, at the gym?
Work on my mobility after February then dial in my technique on certain things.

If you could design a workout what would it be?
Ruck a marathon with #100 lbs then swim 5 miles followed by 100 pull ups 200 push ups and 300 air squats followed by 400 burpees then do the workout a second time maybe a 3rd to officially rx it 

If you could eat one thing for the rest of your life what would it be?

Favorite quote?
 “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky 

Favorite Movie? 

You’re stuck in a Karaoke Bar and can’t leave till you sing a song, what song is it?
Do It Again by Steely Dan

What’s a fun fact about you that we should know about you?
The only food I’ve ever not liked is beef liver.