This month's Member Spotlight is a familiar face to all: Say hello to Tu! It doesn't matter if you are a morning person or an evening person, you have definitely seen Tu, as he is at the box multiple times a day!
If we could describe Tu in one word, it would be consistent. He is at the gym day in and day out, and always with a big smile on his face. In the gym, Tu is calm and composed. He knows what he is capable of, and he scales his workouts appropriately to meet his goals. He isn't pressured to go heavier or complete something RX. He makes sure he is moving safely and correctly at all times. And it works! We have seen Tu get stronger and move more efficiently over the last six months he has been a member. Tu is goal oriented, and always trying to better himself. Not only does he put the work in, he is always reading about athletic performance and accomplishments, and how to meet his goals.
On a personal note, Tu is a pleasure to have in the box. He is always ready to help out - putting away weights, and helping athletes get set up. Some coaches have even caught him tidying up the gym when no one else is around. Tu is quiet and humble. When we told him he was voted as the April Member Spotlight, he said he needed to get better at CrossFit before he could be featured. We politely disagreed, and think he is a fantastic example of an athlete who works hard for himself, and shows kindness and compassion for those around him.
In Tu's own words:
"CrossFit Tay Ho is like my second home"
Tu's interview is short and sweet, but highlights exactly the kind of person Tu is: Goal-oriented with a community mindset. Read on to find out some of his favorite moments at CrossFit Tay Ho and how he feels about being part of this amazing community.
How long have you been doing CrossFit?
I have been doing CrossFit at CrossFit Tay Ho for six months.
What was your very first class like?
I was so excited to join my first class.
What are some of of your recent accomplishments?
I'm so glad to be getting stronger. All of my skills are getting better. I am proud of it.
What are some goals you are working toward?
I am working on doing all of the skills of CrossFit.
What is your favorite movement or WOD?
I really like Hero WODs. It makes me build my strength and become more brave.
What is your favorite CrossFit Tay Ho moment?
After every single WOD, the way everyone cheers and gives each other a high five.
What is something positive CrossFit has taught you?
CrossFit helps me improve myself everyday.
How has your health/fitness/mindset changed since starting CrossFit?
My strength has gotten better and my mind is more flexible.
Have you experienced any other unexpected changes after joining CrossFit?
I have made new friends.
What do you do out there in the real world?
I am a fencing athlete. I work for the Vietnam National Team.
How long have you been in Hanoi?
I have been living in Hanoi for 20 years.
What are some hobbies/talents and interests?
I like watching movies and reading books to learn, and exploring new things and places.
What is your favorite thing to do in Hanoi (outside of CrossFit)?
I like to eat street food.