01 Apr Ross G. | April’s EPIC Golden Kettlebell Club
How long have you been an EPIC Member?
What is your favorite EPIC Class?
Spartan Training Runs
Give us a quick background on yourself.
When I moved to NYC, I ended up living across the street from EPIC on 53rd. It took me a while to realize that I needed to renew my focus on fitness, but over a year later I finally signed up for my first class. My only regret is that I didn’t try it sooner. I’ve never had as much fun working out, and it didn’t take long before I was attending class as often as possible.
Have you done any OCRs? If so, which?
I ran my first two OCRs last year, the Citi Field Sprint and the Washington DC Sprint
What has been your biggest accomplished since joining EPIC?
Before I joined EPIC I had been running consistently, but I’d neglected my core and upper body for years. Progress has required patience, but I would point to my improving handstands as evidence of my gains in those areas. Coincidentally, my running has also benefited, and I’m proud to say I just set a new personal record for the half marathon a few weeks ago.
What’s next on your list of goals that EPIC can help you achieve?
The list is long, but unweighted rollbacks are priority one. I’m also signed up for the NJ Beast and Citi Field Spartan Races, and after my first taste last year I’m looking forward to approaching these with a more aggressive racing mindset. Beyond those, I’m sure EPIC will continue to push me towards new goals that I haven’t even considered yet.
What would you tell other members of EPIC? What about those thinking of trying or not yet at EPIC?
To EPIC coaches and members, I would like to say thank you for inspiring and pushing me every day. This place is full of amazing role models. You’ve helped me to raise my expectations for myself, both in and out of the gym.
To people who would like to try EPIC, I would say go for it sooner rather than later. I’d also challenge you to find better coaches anywhere else. In addition to being the best at what they do, EPIC coaches are exceptional teachers that will genuinely care and invest themselves in your progress. Lastly, when you sign up for a class I’d recommend showing up on time, properly hydrated, well rested, and ready to have fun.