Prototype of the Month: Gerald Maunsell
Share your CrossFit Prototype experience and fitness journey
My first 25 plus years of fitness consisted of; joining a gym, getting in “shape” for the summer or a vacation, and then not going back until I fattened up and needed to get back into “shape”. CFP changed my fitness attitude. Instead of having to drag myself to the gym, I’m eager to get in every day. The creative programming prevents the boredom and routine from a typical gym membership from ever setting in; and the fun, friendly, nature of CFP fuels my competitive streak. Even when the WODs and skills seem to be beyond my abilities, I find the CFP coaches able to modify them to best suit me and the members pushing me to challenge myself.
What is your favorite part about being at CFP?
The community atmosphere is definitely the best part of CFP. The post WOD banter always provides a ton of laughs and builds great camaraderie, especially after struggling through a workout together. Also, the diversity of the coaches has allowed me to gain different perspectives on how to improve my numerous weaknesses.
What are your hobbies and activities?
I’ve rescued, fostered, and found homes for 5 dogs in the past 2 years, flying 2 of them home with me from the Dominican Republic (ask Tony & Alyson Piscillo about LuLu). I enjoy traveling and experiencing different cultures.
How has (if it has) CFP helped you outside the gym (in sports etc)?
When I have a lot of physical labor (e.g., snow shoveling, raking leaves), I use a CrossFit mentality and break the job down into more manageable sets, and if that doesn’t work, I remind myself that I picked up a 225 lb. bar 55 times, so I can pick up a few leaves.
What are you continuing fitness goals to this point?
I’d really like to improve my gymnastic movements, get muscle-ups, kipping HSPUs (Caitlin coached me to my first one the other day!), and keep making Matt & Mo jealous of my double-under skills.
Favorite Quote:
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world” and “I like to picture Jesus in a tuxedo t-shirt because it says I’m formal but I’m here to party”.