Dan Savage - Athlete of the Month June '18

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Dan Savage

He was predestined to join the box.... his last name is Savage - need we say more? He has a fun easy going attitude. He brings a laugh to every class. Despite his ability to see the humour in all things, he approaches his health and fitness with sensible ambition and respect. We can't help but give praise to the obvious physical transformation he has made during his training here at The Ox Box, from his weight loss to his pull-ups. We also have a gushing appreciation for the fun he brings into this space and other members. Keep being your Mr Savage.

MEMBER SINCE: 

21 September 2016

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HOW OLD ARE YOU?

30

WHAT IS YOUR PROFESSION?

Product Manager High Speed Ovens (Sales)

WHAT ARE SOME THINGS MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU?

I like candle lit dinners and long walks on the beach. Jokes. I'm a chef by trade, love any excuses to go to the pub, Swans tragic and don't mind going for a ride.... (When its warm) Oh, and drives in the country.

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST EXPERIENCE AT CROSSFIT COLLINGWOOD IN 2013?

Man, I'm not cool enough to be here.

HOW DID YOU FIND THE OX BOX?

Like all the things in life..... Google

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You can only control your patch of dirt. Don’t sweat the stuff you can’t change.
— Dan Savage

SAVAGES STORY

Well, I was a member of a very select and secretive covenant called Anytime fitness. There I would do a lot of nothing oh, and any movement that involved arms or chest haha. Apart from that I've always ridden bikes or skateboarded when I was younger (I was/is terrible a skating).

Favourite moment in my CrossFit journey includes: Losing weight has been a huge highlight. I was always self-conscious of how I looked and would avoid certain situations. Being able to do pull-ups has been a big one for me too! Doing the partner open was a blast. My partner was rubbish though.

Over CrossFit has been fantastic and I can see why people would call it CrossCult. You get hooked. You get hooked on everyone's energy when you walk through the doors, even on the days when you CBF. Also learning to back yourself, and pushing for that extra rep or that little jump in weight or being the last one to run around the block but to have everyone clapping when you make it in as if you came first. It's that constant group motivation that really drives me to walk through the doors and know you are part of a team. Even if you are only really competing against yourself.

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You are only as good as your last meal.
— It's a chef quote, meaning you are only remembered by your last dish on the pass, not everything you did before.

GOALS

PERSONAL:

Being able to put my boxers on in the morning and not get my leg stuck and trip into the dresser would be nice while Mo laughs at me. Its all about the little wins.

PROFESSIONAL:

Enjoy what you are doing. I realised that titles and money don't mean anything if you don't enjoy getting out of bed every day.

HEALTH:

I would love to be able to touch my toes without bending my knees (this would sound really fucking weird to anyone who doesn't do CrossFit) Lifting some heavy shit along the way is always fun too!

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WOD

WHATS YOUR FAVOURITE WOD?

Assault bike and power clean ladder?

YOU CHECK THE WOD AND THINK, "HELL YEAH", THE HAS ________ IN IT!

Bench Press

3 SONGS YOU LOVE TO WOD TO?

Daryl Braithwaite - Horses
Stardust - Music sounds better with you
Silverchair - Tomorrow

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RAPID FIRE QUESTIONS

WOULD YOU GO BACK IN THE PAST OR GO INTO THE FUTURE AND WHY?  WHICH TIME PERIOD WOULD YOU GO TO AND WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

Go back in time and tell myself to not be a jerk when I was in high school.

WHEN DO YOU PREFER TO TRAIN?

Morning. (who am I?)

WOULD YOU RATHER BE A PIRATE OR A NINJA?

Pirate. But I don't like boats.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE TREAT FOOD?

Easey's burgers

WHAT'S THAT INGREDIENT THAT YOU ALWAYS END UP ADDING TO YOUR DISHES?

Kewpie Mayo

IF YOU WERE IN THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE WHAT WOULD BE THE OBJECT YOU'D ALWAYS HAVE ON YOU?

Zombie Repellent

IF YOU WERE AN ACTION FIGURE WHAT WOULD YOUR 2 ACCESSORIES BE?

My phone and our Doggo.

IF YOU COULD GO ONE PLACE IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW WHERE WOULD IT BE?

Eating bagels in bricklane in London.