Athlete of the Month: November

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We are proud to share our November Athlete of the Month;

Donte Anderson!

About Donte:

Age: 25
Occupation: Quality Analyst
Fitness background: Basketball, Tae Kwon Do
Hobbies: Basketball, STEM mentoring
Favorite Pre/Post Workout Meal: Peanut butter and honey wrap. lol / Peanut Butter-Chocolate Protein

More Fun Facts: 

What is your spirit animal? A survey said a wolf.
What superpower would you want to possess?  Flying
What’s your favorite Cheat Meal? PIZZA!!
If your life was a TV show, which show would it be like? (or do you wish it were like!): I wish it was like Billions. The characters are hilarious
What 3 things would you bring with you on a deserted island: Anything I could use as a signal. Flairs, fireworks… my phone?
What are the Top 3 most “Frequently Used” Emojis on your phone?? 
When did you start Crossfit and why did you choose OP?

I started CrossFit in February of this year. I chose OP because of the Google reviews. I also knew Jaz, and she always had good things to say.

What was your first workout/most memorable workout?

I don’t know what the work out was called, but I know it had rope climbs. It was humbling, to say the least.

How has Crossfit and the OP community helped you accomplish your goals?

I’m primarily focused on getting all the movements to do the open RX. Several people stay after the classes and encourage me to work on things, and everyone takes time to suggest tips and cues on the movements.

What are your favorite Crossfit movements & why?
Pull ups – it’s the only bar movement that doesn’t rip my hands

Double unders – they came easily to me

Barbell snatches – I have A LOT of room to improve

What is your proudest Crossfit accomplishment?
I feel pretty accomplished after each metcon. I’ve never been an endurance athlete, so any time I feel that I challenged myself I’m pretty happy.
What’s something memorable you’ve realized or learned while being at OP?
I’ve learned too much about movements and positioning to list. More importantly, I’ve picked up a better attitude about addressing my weaknesses.