Get to know your coaches- Paul

1.     How long have you been doing Crossfit?
Started in December of 2011. Started coming to CrossFit KOP with my sister Melissa.

2.              What certifications do you have?
CrossFit L1
CrossFit Kids
CrossFit Powerlifting

3.              What future certifications do you want to get?
I am getting my USAW in March, and Kettlebell and Mobility in May/June. Also take the Coaches Prep sometime in the summer.

4.              What are your favorite things to coach?
Deadlift, Squats, and Bench! I also love teaching the olympic lifts, as well as movements that we do not see on a regular basis.  

5.              Why do you like coaching?
My job is the best in the world. I constantly get to help others improve, and reach goals. It is the greatest feeling in the world.

6.              How would you classify your style?
A combination of Plentus, Keith, Melanie, and Donkey. I shadowed their classes primarily, and feel like I have a style that is a mesh of all of them.

7.              Other interests outside of Crossfit?
Sports, Social Gatherings, Traveling.

8.              What are you top 2 Crossfit goals for 2013?
300lb Clean, BW OHS x 15.

9.              Favorite Crossfit memory?
When my sister RX’d her first workout. She is the least athletic girl in the world, and to see her transformation through dedication, nutrition and hard work was extremely inspiring. Without her, I would have never started CrossFit...

10.           What's your "day" job?
I am the best Sandwich Artist this side of the Mississippi. CrossFit Coach... If you haven't noticed... I am at box 90% of the time.

11.           What would you be doing for exercise without Crossfit?
A combination of Powerlifting and Bodybuilding.

12.           Favorite cheat foods?
Funnel Cakes, Cheesesteaks. Duh.


Chris P. said...

good stuff Paul. You clearly have the enthusiasm for this stuff, but I'd like to see you showcase your sandwich technique one day. Maybe this year's Festivus?

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Paul S said...

Haha challenge accepted P.

Sarah said...

Paul, you're such a great coach! You've helped me so much and I appreciate all of your hard work (and also your paience). Love seeing your face at the gym!

Unknown said...

I love your personality..your coaching style and your hair short!

Jen Naspinski said...

I truly appreciate what you bring to the box. I look forward to getting coached by you at strength because every time you have given me tips, it has really helped.

Mike Worth said...

Paul. You Rock. Plain and simple. Sarah and I love your classes. Your excellent coaching, chill vibe, and great sense of humor make the 9:30s awesome. Keep on rocking, brotha!!