This month the CFG Spotlight shines on the Van-imal! Van is an inspiration and friend to us all….he just competed in his first Weightlifting Competition and has aspirations to compete on the Masters national Weightlifting stage! Lets get to know him more…
Who are you? Tell us a little about yourself….
Van Moore born in Dahlonega, Georgia, August 16, 1954. My stepfather was an officer in the Army, and I moved all over the county as well as spending some time in South America. I was in the Navy for four years, and when I got out I went to the School of Forest Resources at the University of Georgia. I am a register Forester and Certified Arborist. I have worked for the Georgia Forestry Commission, Forsyth County and a couple of landscape companies. Currently I own my own business and provide services as a consulting Arborist/Forester. I have always enjoyed the outdoors, and most of the things I do for entertainment are outdoor activities. I have a sail boat on Lake Lanier, and one of my favorite vacations is traveling to different location and renting a sail boat for a week and sailing around. I also like hiking, camping and bicycling.
How long have you been a crossfitter?
I have been a Crossfitter for about 2 years and 9 months.
How long at CFG?
I have been with CFG for about a 1 ½ years.
What was your first impression of crossfit and what was your first workout?
My first impression of Crossfit was that it was the hardest workout I ever had. I do not remember my first workout, but I do remember the first stretching exercise. It was the couch stretch, and I could not believe how much it hurt.
Why did you decide to begin Crossfit?
I decided to start Crossfit when I was going on a trip and needed to get in shape fast.
What is your favorite exercise? Least favorite?
Back squat is probably my favorite exercise and thrusters are my least favorite.
What is your favorite “healthy” food or recipe?
Grilled salmon is my favorite healthy food.
What do you eat on your cheat meal?
Any time I go out and get a full course meal (drinks, appetizers, main course and desert) that is a cheat meal, but when it is Mexican food, I do the most damage.
What are some of your goals for this year?
I would like to be able to clean jerk 80 kg and snatch 60 kg within the next year.
What difference has the CFG experience made in your life?
CFG has made it easier to come and workout. The staff and members are great and I enjoy seeing and talking to them.
Have you tried any Crossfit competitions, races, etc?
No Crossfit competitions, but I participated in the weight lifting competition a few week back.
Dogs or Cats?
We have one dog named Wages.
Who is your favorite Super Hero?
The members of the United States Military Special Forces