Al Lewandowski is FLATLINED. ARE YOU?
Where would we be without Al? Picking up where my foundational builder, Michael Van Bree left off, Al (Pictured on the left of this pic) has absolutely proven that, not only do hard working and generous people still exist, but that they keep finding their way to Flatline OCR. I have to admit, the day that Al first walked in, I thought he was there to yell at me about our infamous parking situation at Hart Fitness. Dressed in jeans and a flannel shirt, he fit right in with the blue-collar grinders that populate the surrounding area of our gym. Turns out, Al was looking to do his first Spartan Race, and had come looking for coaching. But packed inside of this incredibly friendly and unassuming gentleman is an absolute animal. Al needed virtually no coaching right out of the box on rope climbs, monkey bars, traverse ropes and walls. He built us a 6 foot wall and then muscled up over it. His Z-wall construction has some nasty angles, and we owe it to him that we finally have a spear throw. The struggle with Al is real. A type 1 diabetic, he has never once let that stop him or hold him back in anyway in class or in life. For good measure, he decided he'd make his first Spartan weekend a double, similar to how he doubles up on classes. Running the Super on Saturday and the Sprint on Sunday, he is now just a Beast away from his first Tri-Fecta the year of his inaugural race. This man is one of the most fantastic human beings that I know, and is as loyal as he is talented. Hell, his license reads "YESDERE" and I've been known to return on a Monday to find new things built within our gym. But do not take Al's kindness for granted. When the bell sounds, Al becomes our Quiet Riot. Wild, wild, WILD!
FAILURE IS D.O.A.