February Athlete of the Month – Max McGregor!!

Each month we spotlight a different CFA athlete who stands out and shows just how awesome they are. What is it that makes up an Athlete of the Month? It may not be the person that finishes the fastest, Rx’s every WOD, or gets a PR every time they walk in the gym. Although we love and celebrate when those things happen, the Athlete of the Month is made up of much more than physical ability. This person shows up, gives their best every time, and then gives a little more. They are hungry to learn and always ready to do the work. They support their fellow classmates and encourage them to reach their goals. This athlete embodies what we believe the CrossFit Austin Community should be about.

Our February Athlete of the Month is Max McGregor! Max came to us back in 2015 and has established a solid place for himself in the community. Although he’s a tried and true member of the 6:30 am class, you’ll occasionally see him pop in during an evening class. He and his locks can’t be missed! Max exemplifies so many of the qualities we look for in an AOM and has shown really amazing progress in his time here. Max, the CFA Team is proud to honor you as our FebruaryAthlete of the Month and as an awesome part of this community. Thanks for your all your hard work and we look forward to seeing all you accomplish in the years to come! Congratulations!

State your Name and/or Nickname please:
Max. This one bully calls me man bun.

Words to live by?
Take it easy, it’s probably not a big deal

What is your fitness background?
Sports on sports on sports – hockey, basketball, soccer, and anything else that has a winner and a loser.

How long have you been CrossFitting?
Since the day after Thanksgiving 2015

Take us back to your first day of CrossFit… How did you feel? How do you compare it to workouts today?
It was like a 40 minute partner workout I did with Christina. I was full, I was hungover, and I was last. Things have gotten a little easier since then.

What’s your favorite part of CrossFit Austin?
Obviously the 6:30 gang

Current Training Goals/PRs?
I just got ring MUs since they were added to the programming so next is handstand walks.

What advice do you have for folks just starting out in CrossFit?
Stick to it. The progress in the first year is enormous. Once you feel the progress working out becomes an addiction.

What is your cheat meal go to?
Pizza, cookies, ice cream, bread, pizza, ice cream, pizza, pizza

How do you use your fitness outside of the gym?
Sports on sports

Tell us about a moment you felt most proud of yourself during a workout.
16.3 was huge. I had never tried a bar muscle up and ended up getting 9 or 12 that day. Any PR is fun. Smoking T in literally every single workout also never gets old.

If you could create a WOD and name it for yourself, what would it be?
20 minute AMRAP –
4 ring MU’s
10 pushups
30 DUs
20 wallballs

What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit?
This is starting to feel like a bumble profile. I do everything with Stella, one day she’ll be allowed back inside CFA. Anything outside with her is fun, anything competitive, I love to travel, drinking is still fun, & spending a Sunday melting into the couch isn’t so bad either.

Tell us something we don’t know about you…
I’m a mortgage lender & I’m really good at it. Buying a house is one of the coolest things you get to experience in life & you need to ask me about what it takes to do it – 512-800-0981.

Longhorns or Aggies?

Leave the fine folks of CrossFit Austin with some parting words…
This is where I’d normally tell a pizza joke, but it’s too cheesy.