Happy Friday Athletes!
On today’s feature we have who is arguably THEE strongest guy in the gym hands down, Daniel “The Illest” Phoonmat! He may be small but the man has a heart the size of Texas. He’s dedicated, wholesome, eclectic, and can bring the house down with his HULK smash growls while working out. He may not be as obnoxious as the rest of us but don’t let his gentle nature fool you. He’s loaded with good stories and his easy personality makes it a joy to hang around. We love you D-Mat! Here’s a little more about him below.
What do you do for a living? (optional)
DP: I am a cocktail bartender.
Who or what inspires you?
DP: My coaches, friends, family. People that hold me to a high standard and the moral obligation to set a positive example and improve the world around me.
How has CrossFit changed your life if at all?
DP: Crossfit has given me the opportunity to be in tune with who I am on both the physical and mental level. Without it my wellness would fall to decrepitude and I would not have the same grit to push forward in life.
If you could describe Bedlam using 3 words what would they be?
DP: Love is love.
What are your favorite and least favorite movements and why?
DP: My love for Crossfit does not allow me to have least favorable movements. Everthing has a purpose in Crossfit and it is a chance to improve in the sport of fitness.
What advice would you give to someone thinking about starting crossfit?
DP: Crossfit is for everyone, the difference between a newbie and a veteran is not by kind but by degree but above all else Crossfit is nothing without the people who bring it to life. Our community is what makes us stronger, the love, inspiration and camaraderie is what will bring us together and invite those who are looking in to take part in something that can create friendships and fortify that bond with one another.
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