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Better Know a Member: Evan Hunt
Welcome back to a newish feature on the CFSBK blog, Better Know a Member! (The name is a play on an old Stephen Colbert segment, Better Know a District.) You all love Underneath the Hoodie and Behind the Desk, and now, in a similar vein, we’ll be profiling members from across the CFSBK community. In our previous installment, we introduced you to Meredith R. Today it’s time to meet Evan H.!
Name (and any nicknames) Evan Hunt, aka Big E, aka Evie Doug, aka De-De La (if you’re my mom or dad).
Where were you born and where did you grow up? I was born in the south burbs of Chicago. I grew up in the burbs and Chicago proper.
How long have you been CrossFitting, and how did you arrive at CFSBK? I have been at CFSBK for just over a year. I CrossFitted for a bit while I was living in the D.C. area, but really I was just having large amounts of money deducted from my bank account each month so that I could tell people I was doing CrossFit.
What are you up to when you’re not at 597 Degraw Street? I work in HR at The Plaza, which usually amounts to me telling Eloise that she is not supposed to steal or be mean to her colleagues. When I’m not at work, I love wandering around Brooklyn. My favorite is to grab a coffee and just start walking.
What’s the first movie you ever loved? I believe it was Flight of the Navigator. It seemed to have all the elements a child of the 80’s would love. I haven’t seen it in about 20 years, so I’m not sure if it stood the test of time.
You have friends or family coming to visit from out of town. What do you take them to do in NYC? Cookies from Levain on the Upper West Side. Olive oil cake and a latte from Abraco on the Lower East Side. Pizza from Luigi’s. Ice cream from Ample Hills. They are just coming to eat, right? I guess we should probably spend some time in all of the wonderful parks, too.
Favorite and least favorite lift: Favorite – Deadlift. Least favorite – Thruster (If I wasn’t sure of it before, after 16.5, I certainly am.)
Any advice for new CFSBKers? If you’re like me, you probably aren’t good at much (i.e. Push-Ups, Pull-Ups, Squats… running). At first I spent a lot of my time avoiding workouts that “I wasn’t good at.” The problem was, I wasn’t good at anything, so I skipped a lot of workouts. The beautiful thing about CFSBK, is no one cares. (Obviously the coaches do, but you know what I mean.) If you need to do Push-Ups from your knees, do them from your knees. If you need to do ring rows instead of pull-ups, knock yourself out! There is a beauty in conquering something new and that can only happen if you put in the work. Also, always do what Coach Ro says. It’s not up for discussion.