January 2016 | Paul Krakovsky – 47


What is your sports/fitness background?
In my youth I primarily played the standard Football, Basketball and Baseball and Tennis. I still play competitive tennis in the area but age and injuries keep me from playing the others. I’ve been a fitness instructor and personal trainer many years ago. I’ve also been a pretty avid runner throughout the years having run 6 marathons.

What are your fitness goals?
My fitness goals initially were pretty simple. I just wanted to feel better, lose some weight and get stronger. Although I had been a member at Health Clubs for years I never really got after it that hard or really pushed myself to get better. Crossfit has totally changed how I look at my fitness goals. Today, I just want to get better every day. I want to get stronger, faster and more explosive in all my workouts. My long range fitness goals are to compete at the Crossfit Games on a National level.

What do you see as your greatest improvement?
Overall strength. When I first started I couldn’t really get into a good squat position. My body just couldn’t get down far enough to do a complete squat. Through time and commitment to the move I’ve seen major improvement in both front and back squats. This has also transferred to better wall balls and other lower body movements.

What is your favorite and least favorite workout?
My favorite workout to date are the death by workouts. (10M, Wall Balls, Burpees) My least are any workouts involving overhead squats.

How has your experience at CrossFit PCR affected your life?
Since starting at PCR everything in my life is just better. Health and fitness is now a major part of my life. Taking on tasks outside of the gym don’t seem as daunting as before because every day in the box I’m challenging myself to do more, be better than I was yesterday.

What’s your favorite PCR memory so far?
I can’t point to one memory so far. All I can point to are the relationships I’ve created since joining the gym. There is a true comradery within the membership that I truly appreciate. The old saying “misery loves company” is appropriate for this group.

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