Pat and Aiden Conroy – “Father/Son Rivalry”
1. Tell us a little about yourself?
Pat- I’m originally from Cohasset and returned to the area four years ago after twelve years of moving wherever the Army told my family (Corinne, Aiden (11), Emily (10) and Brendan(4)) to move. A combination of my wife’s military obligation being complete and a job opportunity to run McGladrey’s transaction advisory practice brought the Conroy clan back to the area.
Aiden- I’m finishing 5th grade at PRS and am looking forward to going to Hingham Middle School in September. I’m a brown belt in karate, I wrestle, play the cello and will be playing football in the Fall.
2. Tell us your CrossFit story (where were you before RCFBC and where are you now?)
Pat- Growing up I was very active and played sports in high school and in college. Interestingly enough I was the “most” fit of my life when my wife was deployed in Iraq. We lived in Texas at the time (with only two kids) and was very disciplined and would run and work out daily. However, as time passed and my job and family responsibilities increased it was difficult to maintain and my fitness level deteriorated. I always worked out but had little to no results. Shortly after coming back to the area I had heard Chris had opened RCFBC. I texted him and he convinced me to give it a try, and I’ve been doing it for over a year now.
Aiden- Put simply my Dad did CrossFit and it looked like fun….end of story.
3. What does being part of RCFBC community mean to you?
Pat- Honestly, this was an intangible I never considered when joining. I travel frequently and have been to approximately 15 different boxes (NYC, Chicago, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Nashville, etc.) across the country and hands down RCFBC has the best community. This is a testament to the coaches and leadership of RCFBC.
Aiden- CrossFit means being able to workout in a fun and safe environment.
4. What accomplishments are you most proud of?
Pat- I’m proud that there hasn’t been a workout where they’ve needed to break out a defibrillator :). To be honest, I’m most proud that I’ve checked my ego at the door and haven’t hurt myself while becoming stronger and more fit. I’m a competitive person but think I have become wiser in my age. Granted Aiden will say I’ve become dumber.
Aiden- Beating my dad in rope climbs, toes-to-bar, and pull-ups. As most people know he has some work to do on these movements.
5. What are your challenges and goals going forward?
Pat- My big thing is to continue to move forward in becoming fitter, more flexible and lose weight in a sustainable fashion. Ultimately I want to beat Aiden in a toes-to bar challenge as he can crush me right now.
Aiden- My goal is to run faster, learn to do double-unders (as this is one area my dad can currently crush me in) and improve in push ups.
6. What is your favorite CrossFit movement and why?
Pat- Double-unders…only because it is one of a few movements I can beat Aiden 🙂
Aiden- Rope climb as my dad has no skills in this movement. He needs to lose more weight 🙂
It sounds like we have a little family rivalry between Aiden and Pat but seems Aiden might have a slight lead on his dad. With the upcoming internal competition will they team up and tackle the WOD’s as a team!? The Conroy clan is a great addition to RCFBC! CrossFit will defiantly help with all of Aiden’s sports and with Pat’s everyday life. Keep it up Team Conroy’s!!