March Athlete Spotlights
Published March 4, 2018
NAME: York (Black one-of-a-kind-mutt)
JOB: CEO & Face of York’s Karma Bits
FAVORITE MUSIC TYPE / GROUP: ol’ school 70’s Country
CHILDREN / PETS ?: no! The world revolves around me!
FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: anyplace with food. So it could be my aunt Leslie’s couch or a restaurant deck that allows dogs, or Tamarindo, Costa Rica or Grace Beach Turks & Caicos.
HOBBIES: Eating treats, eating snacks, eating food, naps on mom or dad’s lap. Begging for food. Practicing my Blue Steel look.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU DONE CROSSFIT AND WHAT MADE YOU TRY IT OUT ? Mom & Dad brought me to the spot on Cedar & 37th when they moved Top Gun Crossfit there. I was sure to christen it in my pawsome way. I make guest appearances everyone now & again.
WHAT WERE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT CROSSFIT AT FIRST? Where’s the recovery treats? This is my gym because I marked my territory already.
DESCRIBE YOUR FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT CROSSFIT AND HOW IT HAS IMPACTED YOUR LIFE: I like that every year in September, Top Gun has a Dog WOD fundraiser to help shelter dogs like myself.
FAVORITE WORKOUT: eating treats for time. Or eating as many treats as possible.
FAVORITE MOVEMENT: downward dog.
NAME: Layla (Shepard/Husky mutt mix)
JOB: Being the OG of where ever I am.
FAVORITE MUSIC TYPE / GROUP: Classical or Italian Opera
CHILDREN / PETS ?: Had puppies long ago but they were adopted out.
FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: Anywhere that I can lounge & read a good book.
HOBBIES: Watching guard over my house, yard, & humans. Showing my dominence over ANY dog I’ve lived with: Calvinator, Hobbes, Duke & my current brothers. Love my obnoxiously loud squeaky rubber ball toy, although mom & dad get irritated if I play with it too late at night.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU DONE CROSSFIT AND WHAT MADE YOU TRY IT OUT ? I dabble lightly in it. But I appreciate the stretching & the coaches knowledge, which I’ve partaken in both.
WHAT WERE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT CROSSFIT AT FIRST? Will I still be the Boss at the gym? Yes. Yes I will be.
DESCRIBE YOUR FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT CROSSFIT AND HOW IT HAS IMPACTED YOUR LIFE: I like that it allows more me-time. And it’s another structure that I rule over all who enters it.
FAVORITE WORKOUT: the yoga is more my style, better on my joints.
FAVORITE MOVEMENT: Lounging on my bed pillow & being brushed.
NAME: Simon (Brindle/hound mutt mix)
JOB: Foster Ambassador Extraordinaire
FAVORITE MUSIC TYPE / GROUP: Head-banger!!
CHILDREN / PETS ?: I’m too young for kids. But I’d say York is my “pet” because I pick on him so much, especially before walks. He’s such a baby, even though mom says he’s just “sensitive.”
FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: Anyplace with other dogs to play/wrestle with! The more the merrier!
HOBBIES: Hopping around in snow, running laps in yard pretending that someone is chasing me, my purple bone toy. Wrestling UFC style.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU DONE CROSSFIT AND WHAT MADE YOU TRY IT OUT ? Almost 1 yr. It keeps me in shape for my wrestling matches & playtime.
WHAT WERE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT CROSSFIT AT FIRST? I’m so glad I found this in MN, not KY where I’m from.
DESCRIBE YOUR FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT CROSSFIT AND HOW IT HAS IMPACTED YOUR LIFE: I love kettle bells! Mom & Dad tie me to the 50lb. one at the gym thinking it will anchor me & I just pull it along like it’s light as a feather.
FAVORITE WORKOUT: Anything with kettlebells or wild playtime.
FAVORITE MOVEMENT: long jumps or running laps in my yard.