August Athlete of the Month: Mike Robinson

Congratulations are in order for Ardrey Kell high school student Mike Robinson as he claims the Rising athlete of the month title for the month of August.  Mike has been consistently attending classes at Rising for over a year and recently stepped up his game this summer.  Get to know a little bit more about this interesting young man by checking out his story below.  

Date you started crossfit: July 2016

Day job: Student at Ardrey Kell high school

Athletic/fitnessbackground: AAU basketball

What made you decide to start CrossFit?  My beloved mother Mo Mo told me how awesome it was and the fact that my mom had abs and arms a lot bigger than mine didn’t sit well with me

Something that we don’t know about you is…: I love old 60’s 70’s music.

Favorite quote: “Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up…” – Jim Valvano

Hobbies/interests outside the gym: I play Basketball as much as I can and I love playing guitar as well

Favorite CrossFit movement:  box jumps (smart kid)

Least favorite CrossFit movement: over head squats (even smarter)

What do you love most about CrossFit?  The feeling of accomplishment after the work out and of course all the amazing and supportive people

What is your biggest challenge with crossfit?  Becoming motivated before a workout and an even bigger challenge than that for me is just simply moving after a workout.