Congratulations to Jay Melinda Kappes, he is the FIRST official MSC Member of the Month! Read below to find out more about Jay!

Name: Jay Kappes

Age: 52

When did you first start CrossFit? 3/19/2015

Favorite CrossFit movement? I will say that my favorite crossfit movement is all of the movements. I really enjoy learning and trying to improve.

Least favorite CrossFit movement? If I had to say what my toughest crossfit movement is I would say double unders. Practicing double unders for me involves a lot of painful whipping from the jump rope!

How does your first CrossFit experience compare to your experience now? My first crossfit experience was a little scary and very tiring. I believe my first week was during the open. Fortunately I kept showing up for class and slowly began to learn from a very patient coach (Chelsea) the proper way to do the movements.
I can honestly say that I cannot wait to get to class each morning to continue to learn and hangout with some really awesome people! Truly a blessing.

What are your hobbies outside of the gym? I love most all outdoor activities. Hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, camping, off road riding.

"Jay is such a joy to have in class. He works extremely hard every single day and he has made immense progress since he first started. Besides being insanely strong, he is one of the nicest people I've ever met in my life. He would do anything for anyone and he's always willing to help when someone needs it. Jay is an all-around great guy and the 5:30 AM class is lucky to have him!"
-Chelsea