July Spotlight Athlete: Kendall Baptiste

Name: Kendall Baptiste

Age: 27

Occupation: GM at D1 Training Buford

Hometown: Buford, GA

Which class time do you usually attend?: 6am

Favorite WOD: Grace

Favorite CF Movement: Power Clean

Least Favorite CF Movement: Snatch

1RM Deadlift: 315lb

Favorite Food: Japanese or breakfast foods

Favorite Movie: John Wick 2

Favorite Athlete: Kobe Bryant

Dream Job: Own my own sports complex

Dream Vacation Destination: New Zealand

If you could have any superpower, it would be… Teleportation

Favorite Motivational Quote: “All men are created equal, some just work harder in pre-season.”

How long have you been doing CrossFit?: About a year

How did you first discover CrossFit and what made you decide to start?: I would watch it on ESPN and YouTube and I got inspired.

Tell us about your fitness/sports background: I played basketball my entire life all the way through college.

What sorts of positive changes (mental, physical, emotional) have you noticed in your life since getting involved at No Excuses?: I’ve gotten much stronger and it’s helped keep me disciplined.

Who or what keeps you coming back and motivated?: My 6am class and the coaches. I really like the community here.

In what other ways do you use your fitness?: Mainly for my job, but it helps when I play sports with my friends.

Please share with us a favorite CrossFit or No Excuses moment.: When we all finished Murph.

Name one goal you would like to achieve in the next year: To buy a house…..maybe.

Tell us about your hobbies and interests outside of the gym: Just hanging out with friends playing some sort of sport or game night

What advice do you have for someone just starting CrossFit or who is on the fence about starting?: Just take it one workout at a time and be consistent.

What do you love most about No Excuses?: The community.