Congrats Bacon on being our next CrossFitter of the Month!
“Bacon has put in a lot of hard work with the training and nutrition side of things. He has been consistent and recently has devoted more time to technique improvements and it has been paying off well. He’s a good supporter of the gym and is awesome to be around”- Eric
“I nominate Bacon because of his consistency, additional work outside class times, and amazing mustache with is Halloween costume.”- Chris
“I nominate Bacon for CrossFitter of the month because of the awesome motivation and dedication he brings to the gym. Bacon is constantly pursuing and targeting his weaknesses and practicing movements he struggles with to further improve his overall fitness. Keep beating those weaknesses to death Bacon!” -Ryan
“I’ve had the pleasure to get to know Bacon both inside and outside of the gym. He is a great guy with a lot of heart and drive. He has persevered through a lot personally and it is great to see him push himself in the gym as well. He takes advantage of the open gym time and is always willing to hear feedback. He is a hard worker, great friend and constantly trying to better himself” -Katie
“Oh where to start with Bacon…. Not only is he consistent with his fitness, takes care of himself nutritionally, he works on his weaknesses, 2+ times a week! He is always asking for feedback and works hard to improve on all things CrossFit. Bacon is a genuine guy outside the gym and even though I yell at him (EVERYDAY TO SHUT HIS TRAP WHILE WE TEACH)……he is very appreciative of our coaching. Way to go Bacon, well deserving!”- Kenzie
“I nominate Mike Bacon for CrossFitter of the Month because of his overall effort. He’s always receptive to tips and cues on how to improve his technique. Mike also completed a zero point Paleo nutrition challenge, showing great commitment and success in and out of the gym”- Shannon
“I nominate Mike Bacon because he’s great to have around the gym. He’s fun, funny, works hard, and has a great attitude.” -Doug
I am extremely excited to be the CrossFitter of the Month. With so many great athletes at our box it is an honor to be recognized by our amazing trainers. I am lucky to have you all helping me every day (even if I am interrupting you).
So who is Bacon?
I grew up in Western Massachusetts and spent the first 23 years of my life there. I always played sports growing up and in high school played both volleyball and golf. Upon my first ski trip to Park City when I was 16 I knew I wanted to one day live here. After receiving a History and Political Science degree from Western New England University I decided it was finally time to make the trek West. I landed a job with American Express and currently work there as a Systems Analyst (sounds thrilling, I know).
When did you start CrossFit?
I had read a lot about CrossFit and decided to try it out when they offered it at another gym in town. After a couple years of going through the same routines I was instantly hooked. When I realized that one of the best CrossFit boxes in the country with some amazing coaches was right up the road I knew I had to check out CrossFit Park City. I have been going to CFPC since February and have fully embraced the CrossFit methodology.
What keeps you going at CFPC?
The constant progress I have seen and my desire to continually improve have been extremely motivating. The infinite variety and scalability ensure that I am never bored. The changes I have seen in my performance and the challenge of always trying to beat myself from the day before are also a big factor. Another great thing about CrossFit is how it has improved other activities such as skiing and hiking. I would also be remiss if I did not mention the amazing community at CrossFit Park City. From day one I was welcomed completely and everyone made an effort to help. Whether it is the coaches or my fellow athletes, having someone there to cheer me on when I am having a tough WOD is something you cannot find anywhere else.
What do you feel have been your biggest improvements/struggles with CrossFit?
I have definitely seen some awesome gains in my strength. My conditioning has also improved lately which is something I have focused on because that has always been a weakness of mine. My biggest struggles are with some of the more complex/difficult movements. The snatch/overhead squat and some of the gymnastics moves are a work in progress but all of the coaches are always willing to help break it down and offer me some great advice.
If I could design a workout what would be in it?
I have something in the works called “Bacon’s Pyramid.” There are deadlifts, box jumps, double unders, and wall balls just to name a few. And yes eating bacon is also part of the WOD…
What is my favorite benchmark workout?
I like Fight Gone Bad. It has a little bit of everything.
If I could have a superpower what would it be?
I think being able to fly would be pretty sweet.
In closing I would just like to once again thank Doug, Chris, Eric, Kenzie, Katie, Ryan, and Shannon for everything you do. You guys make CFPC the amazing box that it is. Thanks!