Athlete of the MonthNovember

Pete Sallata

Career: Attorney & Construction Estimator

Years at CrossFit OTG: 3

Bringing the zen and a lot of hard work to the OTG family!

Pete returned from California and jumped right back into OTG. It was awesome to watch him from a coach’s perspective. Slowly and relentlessly getting stronger, working on his technique, and becoming a technician with his form. A calm and positive influence to his classmates, you can look up to Pete with how to approach CrossFit and how to hang tough when things get hard.

We are excited to have you as Member of the Month and we will play some extra 90’s hip hop for you. Congratulations, Pete. Keep up the great work!

Q: How does it feel to be the May OTG Member of the Month?
A: feels really great to be recognized as part of such a fit and diverse community of athletes.
Q: How old are you?
A: I'm 50 years old.
Q: What do you do for a living?
A: Attorney/ Construction Estimator
Q: What was your athletic background before CrossFit?
A: ice hockey (played in college), surfing, baseball
Q: How has training this way changed your life?
A: crossfit has given me structure around staying in shape, getting stronger, and feeling good mentally and physically / and I appreciate the social's a great group of people
Q:  How long have you been CrossFitting?
A: did it for 2 years, took 5 years off, been back for a year.
Q: What's your favorite cheat meal?
A: pizza!
Q: What are your favorite movements/workouts?
A: squats / anything legs
Q: What are your least favorite movements/workouts?
A: double unders
Q: If you could make up your own workout that fits your strengths, what would it be and what would you call it? (AMRAP? RDS for time? Movements?)
A: no idea / I'll get back to you
Q: What was one goal when you first started at OTG? Have you progressed toward that goal?
A: my main goal with CrossFit : get stronger and stay fit / this is ongoing, but I feel better now than I have in the last 5 years, both mentally and physically.
Q: What is the biggest accomplishment you’ve had in the gym so far?
A: getting stronger and more comfortable with deadlifts
Q: What is it that you like most about CrossFit OTG?
A: the sense of community and how encouraging and welcoming everyone is. You'll never feel alone when working out
Q: What are your top 2 most used Emojis?
A: Fire and Poop
Q: What would you say to someone who is on the fence about trying OTG?
A: for someone on the fence about joining, I would tell them they're not joining a gym, they're joining a community of people that will help them achieve their fitness goals

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