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Our May Crossfit Interns!

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Have you met our May Crossfit interns yet? Dejon and Riece will be with us until June 1, and you can find them in the gym Monday through Thursday between 9am and 2pm! They come to us from the New Haven Academy, where they’re both juniors. As a requirement for graduation, students at NHA will intern in a field that corresponds with their future career goals. Dejon has his sights set on a career as a basketball coach, and Riece envisions a career as a first responder in the air force or police force!

At CFNH, they’re responsible for plenty of important tasks around the gym, but they’re also completing the entire On-Ramp program (assisted by our very own, Marqua Kelley!) Marqua also came up with a mini Q&A, so that the CFNH community can get to know them a little better!

Riece:

Hometown?
New Haven, CT

Favorite sports team?
Warriors

Who will win the NBA playoffs?
Warriors

What sports do you play?
Basketball, Football, and Baseball

Who inspires you?
I inspire me. I inspire me because I’m always giving myself advice. I always sit down and think to myself about things. I answer to me no one else but myself. I do what I feel is right. I believe I will turn out to be just right by the time I become an adult. I do the right thing. I have a logic and concise way of doing things. I listen to me. I do what’s best for me. I lead myself in the right path. I have the key to success.

Are you a leader or a follower?
I am a leader. I lead the way of things when it comes down to my world. I do what’s best for myself. I do what I feel is right never mind anyone else. I don’t really care what everybody else is doing I only care about what I’m doing and how I can help myself succeed. Every day when I wake up in the morning I tell myself I am a leader. I learn new things about my expertise, industry and niche every day. I lead the way. I practice things that make me uncomfortable. I believe I am the best at what I do. I am the best person that I can possibly be. I take action. I make the rules. I call the shots. I have the potential to do anything I want. I set directions. I marshal people. I am the future. I lead the way to success.

Future job opportunities:
Boss of a company. Owner of a business. Leader of the job. CEO of a bank.

Favorite song?
Hit ‘em up

Favorite artist?
Tupac Shakur


Dejon:

Hometown?
New Haven, CT and East Haven, CT

Favorite sports teams?
I like the New York Knicks

Who will win the NBA playoffs?
I believe the warriors could win the NBA playoffs

What sports do you play?
Basketball, Baseball, Tennis, Track and even once tried Wrestling

Who inspires you?
The people that inspired me the most are my 3 high school coaches in basketball: Frank lyons, who taught me what it takes to play high school basketball and to not ever give up, and what it takes to win. Renard “Top” Sutton, who taught me how to be aggressive when I need to be and how to become a state champion. Ty Sullivan, who taught me to beat the very best and how to stay competitive. Also my friend who passed away in a tragic car crash, Michael J. Deangelo, who taught me how to live life and enjoy it. He was also always there for me when I needed him. He always had my back, our rap battles were priceless and his laugh was just CONTAGIOUS. He is the reason why I’m a leader today everything I do is for him and the man above Jesus Christ.  

Are you a leader or a follower?
I am a leader. I like to lead people in the right path and take them to new heights and I seem to be a role model for those around me. Put it like this, 12 seconds left on the clock of a basketball game I want to take the game winning shot or make the nice pass to put you in the right position.

Future job opportunities?
I want to be able to play collegiate or go into coaching. I think I can help kids reach their full potential and maybe someday make them go pro.

Favorite artist?
J.Cole

Favorite song?
Born sinner

 

 

Dejon and Riece getting after some sumo deadlift high pulls!

 

They'll be here until the end of the month- so if you see them, make sure you say hello!

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