Congratulations to our August Athlete of the Month – Rex Schadow! Rex has been at Capital City CrossFit for a long time, almost a decade in fact! He started way back in early 2011 when we were in a two car garage down the road from our current location. Through the years, Rex has been nothing but a caring, supportive member of our community. There hasn’t been a competition he hasn’t volunteered to work at; there hasn’t been a C3 extracurricular activity he hasn’t participated in. There is no one more steadfast than Rex! If there is class, as sure as the sun will rise, Rex will be there. In fact, he has not missed one day of class since we came back to group classes on June 1st! Rex works hard in all facets of his life, whether it’s in the gym, in the community, or with his job. Rex is set to retire in 297 days, but who’s counting (hint: Rex is). Cheers to a well deserved rest day! Congratulations Rex!
1. In general, what is your background?
I’M THE YOUNGEST OF NINE. I’M A NATIVE OF SPRINGFIELD. I WENT TO THREE DIFFERENT HIGH SCHOOLS. I’M A DIE HARD CUBS FAN, SO MUCH I REFUSE TO WATCH ANY NIGHT GAMES AT WRIGLEY. I’M INVOLVED IN A COUPLE OF LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS. ONE IS C.O.R.A.L AND I SERVE AS CO-CHAIR FOR AIDS WALK SPRINGFIELD THAT WAS SUPPOSE TO RESTART THIS YEAR BUT WAS CANCELED DUE TO COVID.
IM 65 PLUS. I HAVE WORKED AT LANDMARK FORD FOR 43 PLUS YEARS. I WORK IN THE PARTS DEPARTMENT. I BID AND ORDER PARTS FOR BODYSHOPS AND REPAIR SHOPS.
3. How did you get to know about CrossFit and why did you start?
THIS HAS BEEN MANY YEARS AGO. I USE TO GO TO A LOCAL GYM AND GOT TIRED OF THE STAFF IGNORING ME AND OTHER MEMBERS. I WAS CHANNEL SURFING AND SAW A PROGRAM TALKING ABOUT CROSSFIT. I SURVIVED ON-RAMP AND THE REST IS HISTORY.
4. How has CrossFit changed your life, lifestyle, level of fitness?
CROSSFIT HAS MADE ME SORE IN PLACES I DIDN’T KNOW EXISTED. I TRY TO DO THE WORKOUTS THE BEST I CAN. AT MY AGE JUST GOING TO CROSSFIT IS A P.R..
5. Name one goal and/or personal record you would like to accomplish through CrossFit.
MY GOAL IS NOT FALL OFF A BOX JUMP OR HIT MY HEAD WITH THE BARBELL. MAYBE TO ACTUALLY DO A DOUBLE UNDER.
6. What is your least favorite WOD to date?
WHY DO THEY HAVE TO BE 21-18-15-12,ETC.? I NEVER LOOK AT THE W.O.D. SO IM ALWAYS SURPRISED OR DISAPPOINTED.
7. Favorite exercise?
I DON’T MIND HANG POWER CLEANS OR TOES TO BAR.
8. Least favorite exercise?
DOES ANYBODY REALLY LIKE THRUSTERS OR A 100 WALL BALLS?
9. What do you like most about Capital City CrossFit?
I ENJOY SEEING OTHER MEMBERS ENCOURAGING OTHERS TO FINISH. IM ALSO IMPRESSED WITH HOW THE LADYS KICK MY BUTT WITH AWESOME WORKOUTS. ALSO THANKS TO BRIAN FOR OFFERING OPTIONS TO THE WORKOUTS.