Behind the Desk: Camillionaire!
You all love the Underneath the Hoodie series and now we’re bringing back the Behind the Desk series, about our beloved and much appreciated Front Desk staff. These CrossFitters take care of the important duties of checking in our members, handling walk-ins, tidying up after classes, and so many other things that it would take forever to list them. They are the glue that holds this gym together.
We'll be rolling out a few of these over the next few weeks, so stay tuned! And now (drum roll, please), introducing...
Name (and any nicknames): Camille aka Cam (which most people call me) aka Camillionaire
Where were you born and where did you grow up: I was born in Manila, Philippines and moved to the U.S. when I was 3 years old. I grew up in Springfield, Virginia, about 12 or so miles outside of Washington, D.C.
How long have you been CrossFitting, and how did you arrive at CFSBK? I have been CrossFitting for a little more than a year now, I actually got into CFSBK through Todd C. and Crystal C. I used to run a lot with Michael C. (September's Athlete of the Month!) then started lifting weights at the YMCA and was looking for a change!
What are you up to when you're not at 597 Degraw Street: I am at home drawing, staring at my laptop screen while drawing, annoying our three cats, playing board games with buds, watching crappy TV, watching movies, or going to shows to see cool bands!
First album that you loved: I definitely fell in love with the Minor Threat - Complete Discography at the age of 15, it was one of the first CDs I bought at this local store called Waxie Maxie's. This was recommended to me by some friends who were into the DC hardcore/punk scene at the time. This band and album got me into that kind of music, and I met some really cool people in that community. I just remember hearing songs like 'In My Eyes' and having my teenage mind completely blown. Before that I was listening to 90s alternative bands, rap, and bad/awesome 90s dance music on the side (I still have a soft spot for 90s Jock Jams).
"Ask me about that time I...": Met Harvey Pekar (of American Splendor fame) and got him to smile in a picture with me... I can show you the picture!
Favorite restaurant or bar in Brooklyn: I am a big big fan of Dram Shop because they have the best burgers!!! Second fave is Hometown BBQ.
Favorite and least favorite lift: My favorite lifts are cleans! My least favorite lifts are snatches!
Any Front Desk PSAs you'd like to share? I always enjoy a good smile on a CFSBKer's face as they come in or walk by! I enjoy people telling me about their day or whatever is on their mind. So come say hi (when we aren't busy) to a Front Desk person!
Also, a PSA for CFSBK and life in general, from the words of two dudes named Bill and Ted: "Be excellent to each other!!!"
Tuesday Reading Material
- ICYMI: Coach David wrote a new article on his blog Inside the Affiliate called "Why Are CrossFit Gyms So Expensive?" Check it out, and pass it along!
- Resident professor/philosopher Samir C. penned a great post on his blog, called “Very ‘Eavy, Very ‘Umble: Weightlifting And Humility,” about his experience lifting heavy in the gym recently.
‘Battling’ Up a Sheer Yosemite Face, Seizing a Dream, Not a Rope New York Times
The Most Important Skill In Science or Self-Improvement Is Noticing the Unexpected Slate
What’s New on Netflix: January 2015 Vulture
CrossFit-Obsessed Travelers Are Taking Adventure to the Extreme Yahoo Travel