Athlete Spotlight: Min Oh


Name: Min Oh
Age: 35
Occupation: Business Owner
Which class time do you usually attend? 6am
Favorite WOD: Can I name one from Hugo open? Sled Hell 3.0
Or anything that is longer than 15 min
Favorite CF Movements: Snatch
1RM Deadlift: 385
3 RM Back squat: 285
Favorite Food: Cheeseburger
Favorite Movie: Inception
Favorite Athlete:  NECF coaches and members, they are so dedicated!  And so much to learn from.
Dream Job: Snowboard Patrol
Dream Vacation Destination: Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia
Favorite WOD song: Turn Down for What (DJ Snake, Lil Jon)
Favorite Motivational Quote:  Quality means doing it right when no one is looking. – Henry Ford

How long have you been doing CrossFit?
“Since August 2013.”

How did you first discover CrossFit and what made you decide to start?
“I wanted to challenge something new after watching the games in 2012. And it took me a year to choose the right CF affiliate.”

Tell us about your sports/fitness background:
“Taekwondo Instructor until my shoulder injury in 2004.”

What sorts of positive changes (mental, physical, emotional) have you noticed in your life since getting involved at No Excuses?
“I became mentally and emotionally stronger than before.  And I’ve learned that I am capable of a lot more than what I thought I was.”

What keeps you coming back and motivated?
“CF is a great way to super-boost my day. Without it, I feel powerless throughout the day.”

In what other ways do you use your fitness?
“It allows me to keep up with my two sons! They are so ACTIVE!”

Who or what motivates/inspires you?
“Corey Brindle does Bar MU and HSPU during the 15 Min WOD.”

Please share with us a favorite CrossFit or No Excuses moment.
“NECF members! Fellow NECF members helped/cheered me get through the first round of Sled Hell 3.0 at Hugo Open. I don’t think I could have finished the round 1 without them.”

Name one goal you would like to achieve in CrossFit.
“RX-ing any given WODs.”

Tell us about your hobbies and interests outside of the gym:
“Outdoor/seasonal sports – wakeboarding, snowboarding, mountain biking and etc..”

What advice do you have for someone just starting CrossFit or is on the fence about starting?
“Start today, Not tomorrow!”

What do you love most about No Excuses?
“Coaches! They are knowledgeable and friendly. And NECF offers great gym hours! (6 am to 7pm) I can drop in anytime I want to.”

Coach Brandon’s Take:
“A lot of people don’t know Min because he primarily works out at 6 am. However, Min is the perfect example of consistency and hard work pays off. He started with us three years ago in our Basics program before we had Essentials, Fitness and Performance. For the past three years he has been consistent with his training and finding a way to make it to the gym. He took a two-month sabbatical last year, but ever since then he has become one of the top athletes in the gym. His strength and gymnastics movements have improved tremendously and he consistently posts some of the top times and scores in the gym each day. “