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AUGUST ATHLETE OF THE MONTH: RICHARD O’NEIL

·  When did you start with Cumming Strength and Fitness? 6 years ago, September 2016

·  Favorite Workout?  Any exercise involving Saturday morning team workouts

·  Least Favorite Workout? Wednesday, 3rd August 2022 and the 400m runs !!!!

·  Favorite Movement? Bike or Push Press

·  Least favorite Movement? Has to be running … but I am trying to get better

·  Tell us a little bit about yourself (family, job, sports, military, interests, etc.). I was born in the small village of Billinge, just outside of Wigan in the North of England, and grew up on a diet of rugby, cricket, rugby, cricket …. and a bit more rugby for good measure!!! How does the boy from “up North” make it to Cumming 50 years later? I met the most special person imaginable in London in the late 90s. Cathy was on a work assignment to the UK from Chicago and a couple of years later she said “Yes” … the rest is history so to speak.

·  What were you doing before you joined CS&F? Living in Tokyo …. Go Crossfit Nishi Azabu

·  Favorite music to workout to?  80s / 90s Alternative

·  Favorite Cheat meal? I can never pass on Crème Brulee

·  What were your goals when joining CS&F and have you achieved them? Only one goal really … to ensure that Cathy and I can spend quality, active time with our kids (maybe grandkids one day). Have I achieved them ? I am still managing to do Crossfit 

·  Do you have any other special memories/ achievements during your time here?  The first team competition I entered with Matt Townsend and Stephen Hopkins …. Go Dad Bods !!!

·  What advice would you give to a newbie just joining Cumming Strength and Fitness?  Embrace the community … look for inspiration, not competition

·  Something we might not know about you is? As an alter boy I fainted when presenting the wine and bread to the priest …. and it was on Christmas Day !!!

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