Brad Nickell | CrossFitter of the Month

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Congrats Brad on being our next CrossFitter of the Month

From the Trainers

“Pumped for Brad to be awarded CrossFitter of the month! Brad’s attitude is always positive and on point. He, along with many great others, make the early morning classes very enjoyable and contributes to a great early morning community. Besides the humor at 5 in the morning makes you forget how early you had to wake up and starts your day of right haha! Glad to see Brad always pushing hard in his own personal gains, cheering on his friends, and creating fun and friendly community events outside of the gym walls. Keep it up B-Rad, can only go up from here!” Ryan

“I would never have picked Brad for CrossFitter of the month after he posted pictures of my calves on the facebook page as well as some of the other calf bashing he has done! Haha, just kidding. I actually appreciate the humor and the joking from Brad, especially at 5:15 am. He has made huge gains in his overall fitness since joining the gym that is due to his consistency, hard work, and working on the technique of the movements. It is awesome that he has found some pretty cool ways to use his fitness outside of the gym as well. Congrats Brad! Keep up the good work” Eric

“Great to see Brad up as CrossFitter of the month! I have seen some great gains in his body composition and performance over the years. Always willing to work hard and makes an effort to put in the time to do things right. Love the community aspect he works to bring to the gym as well. Congrats Brad!” Chris

“I nominate Brad for CrossFitter of the month because he brings such a great attitude to every workout (Especially at 5:15am) and makes a conscious effort to work on technique. Its really cool when he has a chance to come to class on the weekend and brings his son Hale to watch, he sets a great example! Way to be consistent Brad and happy to have you at CFPC!” Kenzie

“Excited for Brad to be CrossFitter of the month! Every time I see his smiling face at 5:15 am, he’s ready to rock. He has a great attitude and works hard during every class, all while working hard to maintain his technique. He’s great to be around and I’m glad to call him CrossFitter of the month!” Doug


From Brad

My wife is Janelle and our three kids: Hale (9), Kalynn (6), and John (5). I was raised in Iowa and lived in Colorado for 10 years before moving to PC. We have lived here for five years and love it.

I’m an avid mountain biker and love experiencing the outdoors with my kids.

For work I do business development for large electric power equipment. Simply put, I sell the all the stuff that moves electricity around the country.

My CF story is about my current job. I met Pete Jones at CF. One day we were chatting about what we did for work and realized that we were both involved in the electric energy, albeit very different aspects of it. At the time he was looking for someone to lead an aspect of his company. After a few weeks of discussion I decided to make the leap. Interestingly, I probably see Pete more at CF than I do at the office.

When did you start Crossfit?

March 2012 – I had been doing a “boot camp” workout program and was introduced to Crossfit by a neighbor and coworker. He gave me Chris’ number and said I should call him. Unbeknown to me was anything about Chris, the Crossfit Games, or that I was starting CF right in the middle of the Open. Needless to say it made for an interesting onboarding experience.

What keeps you going at CFPC?

The comradery of the 5:15 group, the challenge, and the training. After three years and I’m still being challenged by every movement and the trainers have been right there to help “correct” me.

What do you feel have been your biggest improvements/struggles with Crossfit?

Biggest improvement is definitely my overall fitness gauged by the ability to just keep going and doing whatever it is. It’s amazing how CF has changed my mountain biking. My biggest struggle is with doubleunders. After three years I really still can’t do them…at all.

If you could design a workout what would be in it?

Wall balls, HSPUs, and rowing.

What is your favorite benchmark workout?

FGB

If you could have a super power what would it be?

The ability to heal

Three interesting things I’ve learned at CF

* I am still amazed at how we all have movements that we excel at and others that we can’t seem to master

* Small improvements in technique yield great gains to your PRs

* Satisfaction is achieved by deriving pleasure from self-imposed suffering

2 Comments

  • Kim says:

    Awesome Brad. Well deserved I’m sure. Hell, You deserve CF’er of the month just for getting up that early and throwing down.

  • Congratulations, Brad! Well deserved. Always enjoy working out with you in the “back room” at 5:15am. You inspire me with your speed and aerobic ability.

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