Prototype of the Month: Kevin Kelly
I’m 47 years old and I started CrossFit Prototype in January of this year. I’ve always tried to exercise but it became a chore and my knees were taking a beating from trying to run 4-5 days a week. From the first day I walked in I was made to feel at ease by Mike and his staff regardless of my fitness level. Their guidance, support and encouragement over the past 9 months have helped me reach new goals I thought were forever in the past. The need to compete and push myself grows every day and could not have been realized from going to a gym or working out at home. I’m excited every day for the WOD and look forward to the next one just as much. I didn’t set out to make a life-changing decision but it turned out to be one that I’m happy to have made. There is such a positive atmosphere and sense of community that I’ve never experienced until now. Also, the many new friends I have made and I get to laugh with everyday is a great way to start each day.
My two daughters (17 and 19) could see the changes in me and my attitude and when I asked them to try it, they did so without hesitation. They are now setting and attaining goals they thought were out of reach. This would be my favorite part of being at CFP; the camaraderie with my girls and sense of accomplishment I get to see them have on a daily basis. We’re closer than ever and I’m truly grateful for this opportunity.
Golf, skiing, landscaping and any vacations!
How has CFP helped you?
The exercises focusing on my core have alleviated all back and leg pain. I have much more stamina and don’t feel sore after strenuous activities like skiing. My employer probably reaps the biggest reward as I have way more energy and a much brighter outlook to each day. It helps me to cope with the negative things that come up on a daily basis and keeps me optimistic.
Continue to try and lose weight. Bar muscle-ups, < 8 minute mile run, hand stand push-ups and master double-unders!
It’s gotta be “ It’s a Good One Today!”