Bright, mature, motivated, and hard working, Alex comes to class ready to put in the work . . .
and a willingness to share humorous high school tales.
Over the course of nine months, Alex has become a stronger and more capable athlete. He has doubled his plank hold time, improved his squat form, increased his bench press weight, beat his row times, and learned to deadlift, clean, clean & jerk, and snatch with a barbell. The two movements he has made the most gains with are his: box jump (from 30" to 42"); and his kipping pull-ups (from 0 to 25 unbroken).
A senior next year, here's my Q&A with Alex:
Q: What's your favorite subject? What do you like about it?
A: AP European History. It is a small class about a subject I find quite interesting.
Q: What’s your least favorite subject? What don’t you like about it?
A: Physics. It isn’t challenging.
Q: If you gained superhero powers, what would they be…and how could you use them to make your life, those around you, or the world better?
A: I would want to be the Sandman so everyone would get a good night’s sleep.
Q: If you had a money tree and enough rain and sun to keep it healthy, how would you spend it?
A: I would burn it down because it would cause extreme inflation. (Do you know what happened to Germany in the 1920’s)
Q: Provided all opportunities possible, what’s your ideal adult career?
A: Diplomat to Switzerland (chocolate and a relaxing life)
Q: Since beginning our teens fitness classes, what do you feel best about?
A: Pull ups
Q: What keeps you wanting to come to class again and again?
A: I want to be more fit.
Q: What’s your current skill goal that you want to achieve?
A: I want to improve my bench weight.
Q: If a friend was considering taking Teens on the Move, why would you recommend they join?
A: It is small so it is personalized.
Nice work Alex. Keep showing up . . . and you'll continue to make gains.