April Athletes of the Month: Vinny and Yihong

When did you start with Cumming Strength and Fitness?

Vinny: March 2021

Yihong: September 2022 

Favorite Workout?  

Vinny: Grace

Yihong: Anything diverse and between 10 to 20 minutes

Least Favorite Workout?  

Vinny: Open 22.2 (burpee+deadlift is a lethal combo)

Yihong: Cardio type   

Favorite Movement?

Vinny: front squat

Yihong: snatch (not very good at it, still learning…)

Least favorite Movement?

Vinny: strict press

Yihong: running  

Tell us a little bit about yourself (family, job, sports, military, interests, etc.).

Vinny: I’m a machine learning consultant, I work from home most of the time, and I enjoy hiking with Yihong and our 3-year old Labrador Dobby.   

Yihong: I am a data science PhD candidate. I work from home most of the time as well. I love cooking. 

What were you doing before you joined CS&F?

Vinny: I was in a CF gym in Smyrna before moving to Cumming 

Yihong: I lived in my head and hated anything physical. 

Favorite music to workout to?  

Vinny: Anything but country

Yihong: Hip hop or Classical     

Favorite Cheat meal?

Vinny: Korean bbq or Bojangles 

Yihong: Every meal is a blessing. No “bad” food so no cheating. For low nutrient density food, right now I really enjoy shake shack cookie&cream shake.    

What were your goals when joining CS&F and have you achieved them?

Vinny: My goal is to keep doing CrossFit as part of my day. Absolutely achieved it.

Yihong: My goal was to manage mental health. I ended up discovered a passion and connected with my body for the first time in adult life. Both my physical and mental health are in better shapes. It’s great.  

Do you have any other special memories/ achievements during your time here?  

Vinny: Special memory: during the annual Murph workout, I saw coach Jeff put a box of donuts besides him while doing push ups – then I know I have the right coach 😀 

Yihong: Can’t think of anything particular at the moment. I just like being there. Good coaches, good members and good vibes.

What advice would you give to a newbie just joining Cumming Strength and Fitness?  

Vinny: From > weights, and form > reps

Yihong: What he said. Ask coach questions and have fun.    

Something we might not know about you is?

Vinny: Hawaii pizza is the best pizza. Prove me wrong.  

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