May 2017 Athlete of the Month - Malik Lanius
Published May 1, 2017
Hello, my name is Malik, I'm 22 years old and single. I work for a small family practice in Vista and coach at Oceanside CrossFit. I love football, Go Saints!, food and beer (pizza and sushi are my favorites) and traveling.
I tried OCF after my dad joined in 2012. He invited me to try it on "bring a friend" Saturday. I went for a while but stopped due to work and school. I went back in 2014 after I realized how fast I was gaining weight and not working out at 24hr fitness. I played football for four years and lacrosse for two years in high school (to be blunt I was terrible). Other than that I pretended to workout at 24hr Fitness (stare at my phone, stretch, walk around, then go eat).
I noticed that every girl (Jamie Lenio, Ann Wallace, and Laura Platefield) were all around fitter than I was haha. So 1) I was immediately humbled and 2) I also set my first goal which was to get stronger than the girls haha.
My current short term goal is to get accepted into the CHP academy and become an Officer. My long-term goal is to buy a house near the beach, finish my BA degree, and maybe try for regionals on a team one year. My wish is for our OCF community is to grow and get better.
2014- #365/ 2017- #476
2014- #225/ 2017- #375
2014- 95/ 2017- #225
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2014- #115/ 2017- #286
2014- #185/ 2017- #315
2014- #95/ 2017- #186