December Athlete of the Month

 

Steve Cartier

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City: Apex, NC
Age: 48
Occupation: District Manager

PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT AT BLACK BOLT?
To date this honor has been the proudest moment. I look forward to many future accomplishments. 

WHEN DID YOU FIRST START DOING CROSSFIT?
October 15th 2011. So happy I did. 

HOW DID YOU FIND BLACK BOLT? WHY DO YOU TRAIN?
I was lucky enough to know Randy G from another box and he kept telling me about Black Bolt. I was honestly 1 day from joining another box when I decided to give bb a try. Once I met Jason and Lydia I just knew where belonged. Why do I train? Well aside from never receiving any checks from Reebok, I train to feel good. It's that simple. I feel horrible when I DONT go and may sound crazy but get psyched to go and would if I could every day. Sometimes my body has a different plan. I truly love the CrossFit model. Rest assure however not all boxes are equal. 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE AND LEAST FAVORITE MOVEMENT?
Fav: hang power clean
Least fav: deadlifts and thrusters... It's a toss up. 

DO YOU FOLLOW A SPECIFIC DIET PLAN? FAVORITE CHEAT MEAL:)?
No diet plan just keep portions small. Cheeseburgers are definitely my cheat.

WHAT IS YOUR DAILY MOTIVATION TO WORKOUT?
Honestly it just makes me feel great and sets a good example for my kids.

ONE THING YOU HAVE DONE AT BLACK BOLT THAT YOU NEVER THAT YOU WOULD DO?
Can't think of anything maybe deadlift again lol

ONE SONG THAT GETS YOU AMPED UP DURING A WOD?
"Freak Like Me"gets the heart going

TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF THAT WE DON’T ALREADY KNOW.
I love music and playing guitar  is something I can do for hours. It de-stresses me.