Our CrossFit Aevitas family is full of the most amazing people! This Aevitas Athlete Spotlight segment is all about Jeremy Dubay. If you don’t know Jeremy yet, this should give you a peek into who he is, and why we decided to spotlight him! If you do know Jeremy already, you know he is great to workout with, always supporting other athletes in the class with his cheerful attitude. Even if you already know him, keep reading – you might learn something that you didn’t know before!
Question: Jeremy, can you tell us a little about yourself (where did you grow up? where do you live now? family? what you do for a living? etc).
Jeremy: I grew up in Plattsburgh, NY after stints in San Diego,CA and Buffalo, NY. I live in Guilderland NY with my beautiful wife Rachel and two of our three kids; Brady and Riley and our golden Jax. I work for American National Insurance in Glenmont and Manage the New England Underwriters and the Large Account division.
Q: What was your experience level with athletics prior to CrossFit?
Jeremy: I played three sports in High School, Football, Basketball, Baseball. I then played Basketball in college at Saint Michael’s College in VT.
Q: How long have you been doing CrossFit?
Jeremy: 1 year.
Q: What is your favorite thing about CrossFit and CrossFit Aevitas?
Jeremy: I love the community and the coaches. The coaches, Chad, Karen, Leon, Laura, Laura and Meredith. They are great and set the temperature of our community. Speaking of that we have a great community. No matter what time you wod, the people are awesome. The 5:30am rise and grind warriors are great people to wod with. Strong, athletic and helping. When I am not there I am at 5:30pm and 6:30 pm, and it’s so fun to see the rest of this community’s athletes.
Q: What is your favorite CrossFit movement and why?
Jeremy: Snatch . I am not good at Snatch so I like the process of trying to get better at it. Climbing ropes as well took me 47 years to learn how; but I can now.
Q: And your least favorite CrossFit movement and why?
Jeremy: Burpees takes me forever when I try to cycle through them.
Q: What is your most memorable Wod?
Jeremy: CrossFit Open 17.2. It was my 1st Open workout. I did it at Aevitas and loved it, the community, the support and my partner Van (Savanah White) was cheering me on the whole time. I got everything I was looking for in fitness.
Q: In what areas have you improved the most since you began doing CrossFit?
Jeremy: I feel my engine has improved the most. It is amazing how the process improves your fitness. Perfect example of this…. we do not train as runners in CrossFit. I ran a 5K at 36 years old, trained for it, and ran it in 36:08. Just last year, in 98 degree heat, I ran a 5K again and finished at 30:38, and I was 10 years older.
Q: What are some of your interests and hobbies outside of CrossFit?
Jeremy: I love to golf. I really love to coach basketball. It is something I love to do. Coaching comes naturally, my dad was a coach my brothers as well.
Q: What is your favorite movie? Favorite type of music?
Jeremy: My favorite Movie is Point Break. For music, I like rap and alternative rap. Like Limp Bizkit or Kid Rock. I also like James Taylor and Zac Brown Band. So I like a lot of music and each has its place and time.
Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions, Jeremy! Athletes – keep an eye out for your turn to be in the Aevitas Athlete Spotlight!
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