Thursday 1.11.2018

Brandi

“Freezer Burn”
10 Minute AMRAP:
20 Wall balls (20/14)
10 Strict pull-ups

5 Rounds:
:20 Max Russian twist
:40 Slow sit-ups

Box Brief:
Today is Bring a Friend Day!

Congrats to Pat Arsen for being the January Member of the Month at Apollo! Scroll down to learn more about Pat.

Congrats on being our January Member of the Month!!! This is one of the most prestigious titles anyone has been given. What is another title of yours that means a lot, and why?
It is truly an honor! Ok Hold The Tears Back.

Being Dad & Husband. Why? Because it’s the hardest thing you’ll ever do but also the most rewarding thing you will ever do.

What brought you into Apollo and keeps you coming back?
Andria did. She made the choice to join and I thought what the heck I keep hearing the weights bang from across the street and said that’s exactly what I need to get a break from this madness and I’m fat. Win win

What makes me come back is the fear of starting over! Never felt better and couldn’t be around a better group of misfits than the 8:30 crew.

For those that don’t know, you own Labella’s Pizzeria with your wife Andria. Whenever we have a fundraising event at Apollo you always donate your time and food to everyone attending. Why is helping others so important to you?
Because there’s never a wrong time to do the right thing. The Apollo events have meaning and their year around not just the holidays. I lost a brother in 2008 and my outlook on life changed. Giving is so simple and staying humble during your walk makes it that much better. Helping others helps me.

If you could be any super hero, who would it be? What would you do with this new power?
Greg Glassman the Crossfit Supreme Leader. I would create workouts that would make the 2 o’clock bro club cry everyday, including Sundays. I would be a ruthless dictator.

If you could create a workout for everyone at Apollo to do, what would it be?
Being the supreme dictator that would mean I don’t have to do it. So it would be a multiple rounds of Thursters, burpee box jumps and lunges. But if I had to I love the mix of movement workouts like cleans, running and pull-ups.

Would you rather bungee jump from the Empire State Building or go snorkeling in Hawaii?
We’ll I’ve done scuba diving in Maui (something I highly recommend) so the Empire State Building bungee jump would be awesome!

If you could go on “America’s Got Talent”, what would you showcase?
That’s just terrifying in itself! Have ya seen my handstand walk or attempts? Maybe my mad pizza skills. Who could hit the buzzer on that?

Pat A