With the Open over, we are happy to introduce our newest team member, Teanu Rickard. He is the fittest Open male in the state of Hawaii this year and we are excited to see how far he will take himself at Regionals and beyond.Read More
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Hey Hey hey! It's Samantha! We're continuing on with the new blog series called, "Meet the Shaka Team". In this series, we'll be focusing introducing one of our staff, athletes, or ambassadors. Our hope is that you get to know us as a company better.
In this episode, we interview our two-time Regional athlete Hilary Steele, who has also been to the 2015 Garage Games, 2015 Wodapalooza, and 2016 Kill Cliff Granite Games! Her resume is completed with her team experience at the 2017 Wodapalooza with Crossfit K Block. Hilary is a gymnast-turned Crossfitter who was brought to beautiful Hawaii when she married her husband, Matt, in 2015. She is passionate about using her gymnastic background to teach others techniques so they can get stronger and succeed in their own Crossfit journey.Read More
WHAAAAAZZZZAAAUUP! Been a while since I said that lol. Josh here. We're continuing on with the new blog series called, "Meet the Shaka Team". In this series, we'll be focusing introducing one of our staff, athletes, or ambassadors. Our hope is that you get to know us as a company better.
In this episode, we interview our Maui Ambassador Mo`i Dela Cruz, Chris. I met Chris in 2011 at the University of Hawaii at Manoa gym. At the time he was an animal who squatted and pulled crazy weight, and just starting to explore the realm of Olympic Weightlifting. Now is is training harder than ever, making fun barbell shenanigan videos that we often repost on our Shakas and Snatches account. Let's get things started....
Thanks for time Chris. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and athletic background?
My name is Chris, but people call me Mo'i. I'm from Maui, Hawaii. I do both Olympic weightlifting and powerlifting. I also play basketball and have a history with track and cross-country.
Goals, goals, goals. What are they?
My main training goals at the moment is to maintain strength and increase flexibility, while I decide which competition I'm going to do next.
What are your top training tips?
My top training tips are;
- Don't be afraid to squat daily.
- Listen to your body.
- Don't compare yourself to anyone.
- Challenging yourself to be a better "you" will allow you to excel and improve at your own pace.
How do you handle bad training days?
When I first started lifting, I used to beat myself up over bad training days. I even used to go home and come back a few hours later to try again. Now, I take it in stride. Even though it still bothers me, I understand that I can't control what has already happened. Instead, I look forward to the next day and prepare for that.
What does your morning routine look like?
My morning routine includes oatmeal, vitamins, 30 minutes to digest, pre-workout and then gym.
What do you love most about the Shaka Team?
I love the people who are part of the team. We all have the same mindset; to be the best that we can be. And we have fun doing it.
Mo`i Dela Cruz
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