January Athlete of The Month – Riley Paulus

.Athlete: Riley Paulus 

Age: 27

What is something people don’t know about you? I have seven older siblings.

How does CrossFit influence your life? It’s my passion that pushes me physically and mentally while also being a great source of healthcare.

How long have you been doing CrossFit? How long at CFWDM?A little over two years and a little over a year at CrossFit West Des Moines.

What class do you usually attend? Afternoon.

What is your favorite lift? Squat snatch.

What is your favorite move? Not Karen.

Why did you start CrossFit? I watched a documentary on Netflix called fittest on earth.

What keeps you coming back? The results.

What did you do for fitness before CrossFit? I use to play sportsball!

What do you like to do outside of CrossFit?See live music with friends.

What is your favorite song(s) to workout to? Deviance – dirtyphonics remix.

What is your favorite cheat/meal snack? Ice cream.

What is your favorite healthy/meal snack? Frozen oatmeal and protein powder.

What is the most difficult workout you’ve attempted? The ones where my ego get in the way.

How has CrossFit WDM helped you keep on top of your health and wellness goals? The coaches and environment.