If you haven't had Jaala's chicken or ribs, THAT is why he is the Athlete of the month! kidding...kidding... He's actually athlete of the month because he puts in so much work and time, while being a dad during the workouts. He has stopped mid-WOD to change a diaper, give snacks, or hold one of his kids so Megan can focus on the workout herself. They have been a huge part of the Community at BCF, and we are grateful as coaches to recognize his hard work at the gym!
Tell us a little about yourself and family- Hobbies, interests, where you grew up, occupation, etc.
I was born and raised in Chicago. Been doing sports since I can walk. Went to college at TSU in Nashville. Air Force after college. At my first base I meet The amazing Megan Michelle. Got married 5 months later. We have 2 amazing kids Mila (Diva) and Carter. A hand full to keep up with.
Now I work at Transcat doing calibrations. Work out as much as I can. And try to make sure my family has what they need.
How did you hear about BCF and what made you want to join?
I always wanted to do CrossFit. I HATE running so I figured lifting weights and getting cardio in at the same time was a win win.
What are your goals? Personal, professional, and athletic?
Personal: work hard. Make sure my family has what they need, and are happy. Have a million bbq and get togethers as possible. And relax when I can.
What is your favorite movement? Non-favorite movement?
Favorite: DU and rowing (short distance lol)
Non: Any kind of body movement. And of coarse BURPEES.
What is your proudest CF moment?
Working out with my boo, pushing each other everyday.... Doing burpees and squats with my daughter.... watching Carter get his first steps in the box.
What is 1 thing that people would be surprised to find out about you?
One of my favorite things to do is sit on my back porch in my Costco chair, having a drink with chill or old school music playing.