Athlete Spotlight: Kenny Lambert

Kenny_photoName: Kenny Lambert
Age: 34
Occupation: Concert Violinist and Music Teacher
Which class time do you usually attend? 9:30 a.m.
Favorite WOD: Anything bodyweight
Favorite Lift: Clean and Jerk
Deadlift Max: 300
Back squat Max: 245
Fran: n/a
Cindy: 14 rounds, plus 8 reps
Got Muscle-ups? So close….
1 mile run: n/a
How long have you been CrossFitting? Since January 2012

What keeps you coming back/motivated?
“Being tough of course! The community and camaraderie at the gym is awesome.  Each time someone PRs or is struggling at the end of the WOD, the class rallies for that person and it is an amazing feeling.”

How did you find CrossFit?
“Walked in off the street and met (Coach) Chris Fischer.”

What is your athletic background (If applicable)?
“I bounced between hobbies for years — swimming, yoga, mountain biking, rock climbing, etc.”

How has CrossFit changed your life, lifestyle, level of fitness?
“I can do anything now for 20 minutes! Seriously, I’ve gained so much confidence from realizing that I can control my health and strength through diet and conditioning. I also have a lot of CrossFit T-shirts now.”

What is the one thing you have done here that you never thought you could do? (muscle up, double unders, heavy deadlift, run a mile, etc.)
“Olympic Lifting.”

What motivates/inspires you?
“Winning and Losing.”

What is your proudest CrossFit achievement?
“Getting lean and growing muscle.”

Name one goal/personal achievement you would like to achieve through CrossFit?
“I want to be a positive influence and role model to the people in my life and hopefully see more of my friends and colleagues getting fit.”

What goals have you achieved in CrossFit?
“Basic fitness and some strength goals.”

Hobbies/Interests outside of CrossFit?
“Competitive shooting, acoustic music, outdoor sports, and cooking.”

What is your favorite meal?

Any advice for new members?
“Keep showing up.”

Coach Brandon’s comment:
“When Kenny first started coming to the gym, he wasn’t very consistent and he was always late with his two kids with him. I didn’t think he would last long in CrossFit. I don’t know when the CrossFit bug bit him, but once it did he was a changed man. He still shows up late with his kids sometimes, but he’s one of our most consistent members. He’s really become a gym rat working on extra things after class. He’s also taken a special interest in his diet and has made tremendous gains from his pot belly to his almost six-pack. Kenny’s biggest improvement has been in his Olympic Lifting where he has put up some nice numbers in recent months. Due to his job, he often has to travel and will always stop at a nearby box to hit a WOD and get a shirt. If there’s no box around, he’ll hit a WOD at a local Globo Gym or in between practice sessions by doing box jumps on a stage. He’s that dedicated. It has been a great pleasure to coach Kenny and watch him transform his body and lifestyle over the last year.”