We are incredibly excited to announce that we have started a monthly member spotlight!
I have been wanting to do a member spotlight for some time now and Jackie is going to spearhead it for me. Each month I will choose a member not necessarily based on any certain criteria or act – the goal is to spotlight everyone at some point with the intent to get to know all of our tribe members a bit more. We will ask them a few questions and they will answer. The questions aren’t set in stone – they could change each month. I hope you find the spotlight fun and informative as you read the responses!
We are proud to have selected Eddie Day as the first individual featured as our May 2019 Member Spotlight! We couldn’t be more proud of how far he has come since joining Uncommon in July of 2017 – his consistency and dedication to improving is evident. Eddie has been on top of the Commitment Club the last 3 months and has been a regular to the Club since starting in 2017. His attitude is uncommonly positive. He walks in the doors ready to give his best each day.
Uncommon let’s get to know Eddie a little better!
Q1: What do you do for a living?
I am the V.P. of Technology and Polyurethane Formulations Chemist for a local manufacturing company.
Q2: How did you get into CrossFit?
I was just looking for something MORE in an exercise/workout routine. I felt I needed to do something that was more comprehensive, targeting the whole body versus just running and lifting on stationary equipment. My son recommended CrossFit and specifically Uncommon because of a High School business model project he had recently completed. I had watched portions of the CrossFit Games on ESPN in the past and I was intrigued by the strength and athleticism of the competitors. So, I stopped by Uncommon to learn more about the program and watched a few workouts. Although I was skeptical about my ability to perform the movements and if I could handle the workouts, I gave it a try.
Q3: What do you like most about Uncommon?
I certainly found the MORE that I was looking for in terms of the workouts themselves. I love being challenged and encouraged to improve and develop new skills. I absolutely love the feeling of being spent after a workout when you know you given it your all and you are left in puddle of sweat and exhaustion on the floor. Most of all, I have great affection for the positive atmosphere and encouragement from a community of like-minded athletes and coaches at Uncommon. This is the reason I show up when my attitude or body is telling me not to. Whether it’s an individual workout or with a team, everyone (I mean EVERYONE) is pulling for you, pushing you achieve, and lifting you up when you don’t think you have it in you to go one more round or do one more rep. Also, all the coaches really look out for you, teaching you proper technique, and seem to know what your limitations and abilities are more than you, keeping you safe.
Q4: What is your favorite CF movement? Why?
I’m not sure that I have a favorite movement. I am still learning so much and trying to improve several skills. If I had to pick just one, it would be wallballs because it challenges the whole body.
Q5: What is your least favorite CF movement? Why?
Same answer about a least favorite, I think. I used to hate, just hate the Assault Bike. But now I look forward to the challenge each time it’s programmed. I feel the same about all the movements, even those I haven’t been able to do yet like muscle-ups or HSPUs. I’m looking forward to gaining those skills and others over the next year.
Q6: What is your favorite “cheat” meal?
Ben & Jerry’s ice cream (any flavor) . Not quite a meal, but sooo good!!!
Q7: If you could write an open WOD, what would it be? Why?
I’ve participated in just one Open, so I’m not sure. Probably some combination of Wallballs, Pull-ups, and Row/Assault Bike or Row. Similar to 19.1.
Q8: What is your favorite hobby outside of the gym?
Learning line dancing with my wife, Shelly. Dancing to Country Rap is my favorite (Jacob Watts).
Snaps all around for Eddie! Keep up the great work!