Prototype of the Month: Tim Welch
1.) Share you CrossFit Prototype experience and fitness journey
My mom started going to CFP right after it opened with two of my friend’s moms. When you started offering the prototype kids classes – the 3 of us started going together. We were all about 13. Jon and Mike were teaching the classes, and they were always difficult but fun and interesting because they were never repetitive. It was the first time I was able to stick with a work out program without quitting because it was never boring and you couldn’t procrastinate or quit with Mike yelling in your ear. When I was 14 I started doing the adult classes which was pretty cool.
2.) What is your favorite part about being at CFP?
All the coaches at CFP are really supportive and helpful. When a workout is really hard, they are there to motivate you through it. I like the mixture of fitness and strength. Even though I prefer the bodyweight stuff, the fact that it includes weights has allowed me to get much stronger much faster than I would have otherwise. I enjoy meeting all the different people that workout there too. And finally I really like the competitive part and seeing how I measure up in each of the workouts.
3.) What are you hobbies and activities ?
I run track and play golf for my high school. In my free time, I like hanging out with friends and family, playing pick up basketball games and listening to 90’s rap.
4.) How has (if it has) CFP helped you outside the gym (in sports etc)?
My fastest mile in 8th grade was a 6:14. This year I was able to run a 5:34. The high intensity workouts have definitely made a difference.
5.) What are you continuing fitness goals to this point?
To improve my times on the benchmark workouts, and achieve a sub 5 minute mile. I’d also like to be able to dunk on a ten foot hoop.
6.) Favorite Quote
“Before I do anything I ask myself, ‘Would an idiot do that?’ and if the answer is yes, I do not do that thing.” – Dwight Schrute from The Office
“You don’t have to go fast. Just don’t stop moving.” – Brian Zancewicz