July’s Featured Athlete: Brian

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IMG_3150Meet Brian Gilhooly.  Brian started here in June of 2011.  The thing that stood out to me immediately about Brian is his humility and can do attitude.  He had been a college swimmer, and had done all of the lifts as part of his training.  He elected to do fundamentals with me because he really wanted to have a solid foundation.   Brian saw CrossFit as a way to continue to be at a high level of fitness, help with his running, and help him on his masters swim team.  He has occupied the far right platform at the front of the gym ever since then on most mornings at 6am.

IMG_3257Brian loves CFC, because he walks here from his house, a coach provides a structured warmup and workout for him to do, and there are nice people here to train with.  Brian has been with CFC through him moving several times, remodeling his home, adding 2 more children to his family, and numerous other life experiences.  He loves that he can just show up to the gym and not have to worry about planning a workout or what to do – the coaches take care of that!

IMG_3106We love having Brian as a part of CFC.  Fellow gym members enjoy the extra push to try and beat his times/weights.  He has a quiet calm demeanor that has been a rock with our morning crew.  Brian has taken a new position which will require him to move to DC.  Our 6am class n’t be quite the same without him!  We wish him the best in DC and look forward to seeing him when he comes back to Coronado to visit!