Our very first CROM MT member of the month goes out to one of the hardest working (and most humble) members in the gym: CRAIG YOUNG!!Craig Young has shown his dedication since training with us in our Pre-Sandy era. We’ve seen him make changes in both his fitness and skill training…all for the better. Working his way down to a lean 195 (from 225) and winning the WKA North American title in his weight division for 2014. With almost no (or very little complaining, Craig grinds out each and every training session, whether it be Muay Thai, BJJ or CrossFit to make him a prime example in the gym for all new comers. We are very proud to have Craig as part of our fight team and gym family and look forward to what the future holds for him.
CMT: When did you start training at CROM and what has your experience been?CY: I started training at CROM in December of 2010. My experience has been great… I feel like this is the best gym in NY and I can’t imagine training anywhere else.
CMT: How has training Muay Thai and Martial Arts helped you inside and outside of the gym?CY: Training Muay Thai has helped me inside the gym with my will and determination to push myself when I feel like I can’t do anymore. It helps me outside the gym by being aware of my nutrition.
CMT: What kind of goals have you achieved and what do you want to achieve going forward?CY: The first goal that I achieved was getting in the ring and winning my first amateur bout. I got to do a lot of things I never thought I would do. As far as what I want to achieve going forward, I just want to keep training hard and what ever comes my way I’ll be ready for it .
CMT: As a fighter, how have you grown and what skills have you developed specific to our camp ?CY: As a fighter I have grown to be more technical and my clinch game has gotten so much better .
CMT: What is your favorite part of training at CROM?CY: My favorite part of training at CROM is being around and training with great people! It’s hard to find a gym with a great coach and great people to train along side.
CMT: What are your future goals outside of the gym?CY: My future goal outside of the gym is to be to become a New York fire fighter.