Athlete of the Month

December 2018 – Justin McClintock

“Justin has a great attitude! He works hard, is consistent, strives to get better, but doesn’t take things too seriously. He’s quite good at chugging beer. And the pecs on that guy…” – Coach Patrick Z 

J-Mac, Just


In general, what is your background?
I was born in Mississauga, Canada. Moved to Florida when I was about 5 and grew up in West Palm Beach. I went to college at the University of Miami and lived in Miami afterwards (except for a brief stint in Chicago between 2011-2012) before finally moving up here permanently in May 2015.

How long have you been a member at our gym, how did you learn about CF and why did you start?
I was originally a member in 2012 before moving back to Florida then rejoined in October 2015. I first learned about CrossFit senior year of college when I lived next door to Peak360, a popular gym in Miami home to several games athletes and the hosts of Wodapolooza, but didn’t start till after graduating.

How has being a member at 312 changed your life/lifestyle/level of fitness?
Fitness and an overall sense of healthiness and well-being have always been important to me. Being at 312 reinforces that and gives me an opportunity to push myself against great athletes on a daily basis.

Short term goals (gym and/or personal):
Go to the gym more than twice per week like I have been recently.

Long term goals (gym and/or personal):
Clean as much as I can jerk, squat as much as I can bench and qualify for regionals. In that order.

What do you like most about being a member at 312?
The community. And the dogs.

Favorite and least favorite movements:
Favorite: pull-ups, bar muscle ups, t2b
Least favorite: front squats, thrusters, wall balls

Favorite and least favorite WODs:
Favorite: Murph and Diane
Least favorite: Short assault bike intervals followed by a longer rest phase before repeating.

Favorite post-WOD meal:
Grilled chicken and vegetables with rice

Favorite movies:
Gladiator, Dark Knight, Free Solo

Favorite book:
The Count of Monte Cristo, When Breath Becomes Air, The God Virus

Favorite artist:
Sublime, RHCP

Favorite quotes or words you live by?
“A fit body, a calm mind, a house full of love. These things cannot be bought — they must be earned.” – Naval Ravikant
“If you just don’t interfere with yourself you’re quite interesting” – Robin Williams

What are a few of your most notable achievements?
Winning my 2nd grade pie eating contest, tricking Jevon into doing the team series with me and being undefeated against John Ryle in chugging. Uncertain about that order.

I’m passionate about:
friends, family, fitness, the Miami Hurricanes (sometimes)

Fun fact that we don’t know about you:
I come from a family of competitive water skiers which includes multiple world champions.