Athlete of the Month: Trade Girgus

Five years old. FIVE! That’s when Trade started CrossFit in the CrossFit Salus Kids program. Now, he has evolved into a well-rounded CrossFit Salus Teens athlete!

Coach Gino says, “Trade is focused and responds to coaching with consistency. With the support of his parents Mark and Amy, he comes in prepared for every class, with a strategy and ready to challenge himself to be a better version of himself! I’m very proud of his progress and look forward to seeing him continue to thrive.”

CrossFit Salus Teens TradeThank you for motivating us to try our best every day, Trade!

Meet our CrossFit Salus Teens superstar Athlete of the Month, Trade Girgus…

1. Trade, when and why did you start CrossFit?

I started CrossFit when I was 5 in the kids class where Coach Angie taught me all of the basics. This got me to where I am today. I had started CrossFit because of my dad when he first signed me up.

2. How has your performance changed since you started CrossFit?

I have gotten much stronger and my skills have improved a lot since I started. Some of the things I can do now I wouldn’t even have thought of doing when I first started.

CrossFit Salus Teens Trade3. Are there exercises you can do now that you couldn’t do before?

A few of the things I couldn’t do before I started were pull-ups, handstands, jump rope and toes to bar, but after I kept practicing I became stronger and learned new skills and become better at stuff I had already learned

4. What’s your favorite thing about CrossFit?

My favorite thing about CrossFit is the great feeling you get after finishing a very challenging workout, especially when you feel that you tried your hardest and did good.

5. How has CrossFit changed you in other ways?

CrossFit has changed me in many ways.

One way CrossFit has changed me is in sports, it has made me a better athlete.

Another thing CrossFit has done for me is it has made me aware of how I eat. Because of this, I make better decisions when it comes to food.

6. How do you describe CrossFit Salus Teens to your friends?

I tell them that is it very fun and it is a good way to get exercise and to stay healthy.

7. What keeps you motivated to continue?

My dad pays for it, so I make sure I go to every class I can, LOL

8. Favorite lift?

Some of my favorite things to do in CrossFit Salus Teens class are deadlifts and pull-ups.

9. What advice would you give to a newbie just joining CrossFit Salus Teens?

I would tell them to always try their best and to keep doing it, because the more you practice and continue with it the better you will get and the more fun you will have.

10. What is your next goal to accomplish?

My goal is to get better at double unders and to be able to do a handstand push-up.

CrossFit Salus Teens Trade11. If you could design your own WOD, what would it look like?

First there would be no running, LOL.

It would probably consist of pull-ups, sit-ups and rowing.

12. Favorite thing to do for fun?

My favorite thing to do would be to go to Disney World with my dad.

13. Favorite healthy meal….and favorite “fun” meal?

My favorite healthy meal is grilled chicken, broccoli and brown rice.

My favorite “fun” meal would be a plate full of tacos.

14. If you could be an animal, what would you be and why?

If I could be any animal I would be a squirrel, so I can throw acorns at people and get away with it.

15. Favorite motivational quote?

“Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can do what others can’t.”

16. Interesting fact not many people know about you.

An interesting fact not many people would know about me would be that I love cucumbers.

Celebrating YOUR Success

Every month we feature a new “Athlete of the Month” like Trade, at CrossFit Salus. This is a member who has stuck out to us one way or another because of their amazing progress, grit, gains and community.

We love featuring these athletes – they inspire and motivate us every day.

Read their stories to help you stay focused and motivated, too.