What would Paramount Strength and Conditioning be without our unique and wonderful members? Our Member Spotlight Series allows us to highlight members of our amazing community and share what makes them special.
Today, we are shining the spotlight on Daniel Gally.
How did you hear about CrossFit and what was your first WOD?
I remember watching footage of the CrossFit games on ESPN and thinking to myself that it looked like the weirdest thing. Then I found out that one of my good friends who lives in another state had joined a gym. He was going to come visit, and he encouraged me to give it a shot.
My first WOD was 100 power cleans for time. It was a terrible first time workout, especially since I didn’t know what a power clean was 10 minutes before attempting to do 100 of them for time. Thank goodness I came back the next day to give it a fair shot.
What do you enjoy most about being a member at Paramount?
I enjoy making consistent progress towards my goals, and working out with like-minded people!
What is your most memorable CrossFit experience?
Winning the novice division of the first weightlifting meet I competed in at CF Industrious.
What motivates you/keeps you coming back to Paramount?
I’m motivated to keep improving, and be better than I was yesterday. On top of that, the couple of hours I spend at Paramount help me take a break from the rest of life’s stress. I think of it as “me time” that helps me stay focused when I’m outside the gym.
What accomplishment are you the most proud of (inside and outside of the gym)?
Getting my wife to agree to marry me!
What is one CrossFit/fitness goal you are currently working on?
Getting better at gymnastics movements (muscle-ups, handstand walks, etc).
After a hard workout, what is your favorite meal?
A tall stack of pancakes!
What are some of your interests outside of CrossFit?
Aircraft in-flight icing, wiener dogs, Michigan football, and whatever my wife Jill is into.
What do you do for a living?
I’m an engineer working at Boeing Commercial Airplanes. I work in the Environmental Control Systems Computational Fluid Dynamics team where I specialize in doing analysis for airplane ice protection systems.
If you could have any super power, what would it be?
To have incredible strength, obviously.
If there was a “Danny” WOD what would it have in it?
A heavy-ish barbell, and no running.
Any tips for a newbie?
Yes, don’t be shy!
Congratulations Danny, you’ve worked hard and the result is impressive! Thanks for letting Paramount be part of your journey.