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March Athlete of the Month – Scott Darwon

Here in the Athletic Zone we’re all on this journey ‘to be better’ as a team. What it means to you ‘to be better’ will be different to the next person; and their level of compliance and commitment ‘to be better’ will also be different to yours.

Where ever you are at, one thing is for sure – it is not easy. Is it worth it? You know the answer to that, of course it is. This quest to be better, to constantly challenge yourself and each other, is what keeps you coming back day after day, week after week, month after month. This is the CrossFit community. An incredibly supportive, motivating and fun environment that helps people achieve a level of fitness and health that can’t be replicated.

Challenges, successes, and triumphs shared with the entire support of the AZ group every step of the way, simply cannot be underestimated!

Each month we recognise one of our outstanding athletes. This athlete may or may not know how much they are inspiring those around them with their achievements in, and out, of the Athletic Zone.

 

Congratulations to Athletic Zone’s March Athlete of the Month – Scott Darwon!

 

Scotty Darwon, a name that many had heard perhaps sometimes whispered but rarely seen in class until now. His come back story would no doubt make a box office hit (possibly narrated by Morgan Freeman) will remain in our scripture, as our legend, the legend of AZ…. Or at least until the appropriate actor of such stature and caliber in Hollywood is willing to step up to the plate.

After many months of “challenges” Scotty finally decided to take control of his destiny and set out on his new fitness goals. After an unforeseen false start Scotty managed to pull himself back into the game smashing through goals and training with consistency and a burning desire to succeed. We’ve seen dramatic improvements in both his physique and movement over the recent months subsequently now smashing past his goal of “a” bar muscle up and now completing them with ease. Scotty truly works hard in all his endeavors dedicated to being the very best version of himself as an athlete but most importantly as a person. Your presence in the classes makes for an infectious and fun vibe that adds great value to our community. We thank you and admire you for your hard work mate!

Written by CrossFit Coach John Leonard 

A few moments with Scott:

When did you start doing CrossFit?

About 2 years ago.

Most loved WOD/Movement?

Cleans and Wall balls

Least Favourite WOD/Movement?

Anything upside down

Favourite cheat meal?

Ribs and Cereal (Not together)

Proudest Moment?

Apart from this?? My first muscle up was pretty sweet, that and doing last years open at RX.

What was your goal when joining Athletic Zone?

Get ripped….Some goals are never meant to be achieved!

If you were to create a WOD and name it after yourself, it would be:

“Work Hard play harder” 9 power cleans 9 push press 9 front squats 10 bar over burpees 6 power cleans 6 push press 6 front squats 10 Bar over burpees 3 power cleans 3 push press 3 front squats 10 Bar over burpees *Optional 2 schooey finisher at the Green Beacon.

What is your number 1 tip for someone looking to get healthier? 

I’m not the most qualified in this department, but now I’m a sponsored athlete I better throw in my 2 cents, I heard that if it has never lived don’t eat it.

Has CrossFit affected your life outside the gym?

I would say yes, helps me to be goal orientated in my professional life and gives me something to preach about to annoy my non CrossFit mates.

What is your 6 month goal?

Kick arse in life and love….and touch my toes :):):)

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