November Athlete of the Month


Nov 1, 2021

 by Billy Bacarella
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November Athlete of the Month

John Haefler

 

Tell us about yourself, hobbies, interests, family, job, etc.

I have 4 kids, 3 daughters and one son.  I have 2 dogs, a 2 year old pressa canario named Roxy and a 11 month old Great Dane named Winter.  I am a truck driver and I deliver aluminum coils.

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

I started CrossFit in April 2021

What do you remember about your first CrossFit experience?

I remember I was so out of shape that after my first one on one with Bill just doing air squats that night I could barely walk up my stairs.

What do you most enjoy about CrossFit?

I enjoy that you can get a good workout and it encourages you to push yourself and want to score higher on the chart. I enjoy that it’s only a hour so I can usually find time to make with my busy work schedule.

What do you most enjoy about being part of Light the Fire CrossFit family?

I enjoy that everyone is so accepting of new people. I was worried about coming at first and feeling out of place, but I never felt that way.

What is your favorite wod, lift, movement, or skill?

Power cleans and deadlifts. Running I hate running but I enjoy it when it’s done I feel like I got the best workout when it involves running.

What is your least favorite wod, lift, movement, or skill?

Burpees, body builders, push-ups 

What is your current CrossFit goal?

I would like to be able to run a mile in under 7 minutes.

What would you tell a newbie or someone that has never done CrossFit?

To just give it a chance and stick it out, don’t feel like your to out of shape to do the workouts.

How has CrossFit affected your life outside of the box?

I can really tell that my overall mood in general is better with being healthier. My stress level is done and I have more patience in life.