Athlete of the MonthApril

Scott Weeks

I had always been more focused

Name:  Scott Weeks

Age: 44

AOTM: April 2019

Member of Ideal since:  February 2016

1. Tell us about yourself! 
I have been married for 18 years to my wife Colleen Weeks (also a member at Ideal).  We have three children; Kailey – 12, Karsyn – 9, and Greyson – 6 and we live in Broken Arrow.

 2. What do you do for a job?
I have worked at Medtronic (healthcare company) for the last 15 years and I have been in my role as Director of Strategic Accounts for the last 3 ½ years.

3. Tell us what you like to do. 
We love to travel, we are active with our kids school and at our Church, and I have coached youth soccer for a number of years.

4. What did you do for working out before CrossFit and what brought you to Ideal CrossFit?
I played soccer and loved to run.  Colleen and I did a number of half marathons and I did one full marathon.   I joined Ideal in February 2016 to try something different.  I was working out by myself and wasn’t pushing myself like I would prefer.  I kept driving down 71st and would see the sign for Ideal and finally made the decision to give Ideal CrossFit a shot.

5. What was your first impression?  How has it changed?
My first impression was that I got a great workout every time and that the programming was different every day.   I was little intimidated by the Olympic lifting,  because I had always been more focused on running and cardio.   Daryl was great because he was so focused on the mechanics of lifting and teaching me the right way to perform each lift.
Over the last couple years I have become more comfortable/confident with the lifting and gymnastic movements.  I still have a long way to go,  but I feel like I continue to improve.  I really like the programming at Ideal CrossFit and I love that I am pushed outside my comfort zone all the time to get better and to improve my health.

6. What are some accomplishments you are proud of? 
Over the last year I was able to achieve three big milestones: double-unders,  handstand walks, and bar muscle-ups.    The bar muscle-ups was what I was most proud of,  because it took me forever to figure it out.  I had a lot of good advice from Daryl and from the 5:30AM crew, along with a little extra work each week that finally helped me figure it out.

7. What are your goals at this time? 
I want to be able to do a ring muscle-up, improve my technique/strength on Snatches and Cleans, and continue to improve on my three milestones from the past year.

Thank you to Daryl and Lindsey for all that they do for everyone at Ideal CrossFit.

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