• Spotlight Athlete- Knight Roddy III

    Spotlight Athlete- Knight Roddy III

    When a client comes in with that something in their eye that speaks to their determination to crush the goals they’ve set we can tell right from the start that it’s going to be a fun journey filled with personal records. That’s how it’s been with Knight. He’s a husband, father, fire fighter and serves in the military. As if that’s not enough, he’s an amazing athlete and he’s our spotlight athlete.

    Knight came to CrossFit Zachary 5 months ago with a combination of performance goals for the military as well as to benefit from the knowledge of the coaching staff and to draw from the motivation that comes from the group workouts. Their are things that seemingly can’t be accomplished when working out alone. Sometimes it takes getting your hands dirty with others around you and pushing each other towards their goals. Being in the military Knight quickly recognized this and fully embraced the group setting and workouts.

    We asked him about his first impression at CrossFit Zachary- “My first impression was that the coaches knew their stuff and the other members liked to get after it and get good workouts in.”

    At CrossFit Zachary we’re constantly pushing our athletes to get out of their comfort zone and to attempt to accomplish things they may not know is possible. Knight experienced that first hand a few weeks ago when he was able to perform the “Clean” olympic movement using close to the weight he maxed out with while in college.

    Becoming a new father hasn’t slowed him down one bit. He’s using the extra time off from work to improve his 2 mile run. He wants to get a faster time and we know he will. If you put in the work you’ll definitely see the results.

    We love to find out what’s our spotlight athlete’s favorite memory during their time here at CFZ. Knight pointed back to the workout, MURPH, that each CrossFit box does around the nation on Memorial Day and is dedicated to the Navy Seal officer Michael P. Murphy who was killed in Afghanistan on June 28th 2005. He refers to that workout as “pretty special.” It’s done once a year and it’s a grind and it’s no wonder that it’s  resonates with Knight being the hard worker and military man that he is.

    Congratulations on sticking with your game plan Knight and becoming  a Spotlight Athlete at CrossFit Zachary.