Congratulations Rob Schiff!
How long have you been in CF?
This March was 5 years.
How did you come across CF?
My son, Zach and I were going to Orange County Krav Maga that was partnered with a Crossfit gym. We starting going to CF and liked it more and stopped Krav Maga :-).
What are your favorite movements/lifts?
I enjoy body weight movements the most. Pushups, sit-ups, squats, even burpees (sometimes). I also like tire flips.
What are your least favorite?
Overhead squats. Pistols/Candlesticks. My shoulders and hips are just not flexible.
Any recent PRs you would like to mention?
What are your goals for 2016?
Improve my flexibility. Master double unders.
Do you have a favorite girl or hero WOD?
Where are you from?
Born in the Bronx, NY. Raised on Long Island. Married Leslye and our first house was on Long Island. Moved to New Jersey. Came to SoCal in the spring 1998.
If you could have any super hero power, what would it be?
Ability to fly
You won the lottery…what is the first thing you would buy?
Real estate, a lot more than we already own
If you could host a dinner party with any three people, dead or alive, who would you have attend?
Napoleon Hill, Robert Kiyosaki, Tony Robbins 10) Share one thing that people in the gym would not know about you. I played both stand up and electric bass in bands and orchestras until my mid 20s.
How has CF changed your life?
Crossfit is about functional fitness. The ability to carry a suitcase up the jet way without being out of breath, running crazy with our nieces on the playground, learning to eat healthy in ways that make you feel amazing and accomplishing things I would have never believed that I could do. Lastly, I love going to the doctor. I know that this sounds weird but at my age, these discussion may not be fun. In my case, all they say is “keep doing what you are doing”.
Would you like to give any shout outs to those in the gym who have encouraged you or inspired you?
Eric and Dan. The first gym the family joined, Eric and Dan were the coaches. They pushed us, encouraged us, called us out when needed. The coaches (including Ashley, Miranda, Cory and the countless other folks that are no longer at CF Reform) make CF special.