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Intrepid Farewell: Vik

By admin | In Athlete Profiles | on January 22, 2013

Recently Vik got a new job far far away and will no longer be a regular at Intrepid. While we’re all happy for him, it’ll be sad to see him go. Vik has come a long way since his trial class back in December 2011. In fact, he made me look like a slave driver when he “christened” our brand new mats half an hour into class.  I take full responsibility for it as I’m sure my then-pregnant hormones were making me cranky and I’m sure I pushed him too hard! 😉

Most impressively though, he came back. Again and again, Vik came back and has made such impressive gains this last year. I distinctly remember Anna asking him if he was buying smaller shirts or if he just got so buff he made his shirts look small! No doubt about it, Vik has diligently worked on his goats with as much conviction as he did his strengths. When any trainer gave him advice on what homework to do to work on imbalances, immobility, etc, he would come in before class and stay after to work on them. A sight that warms our hearts!

A natural acrobat, his goal was not the HSPU, but the one arm HSPU.  He also gave Cade a dumbbell rattle, our boy’s first piece of athlete equipment.  Over this last year, Vik has left quite an impression on us and we won’t forget his good natured, easy going attitude, his dry witty humor, or his unfortunate penchant for sweets and cardinal/gold apparel.

We wish you well Vik, and be sure to come visit us when you can!

WOD 1.22.13

Clean and Jerk 3×2

12 Curtis P’s
Run 240m
10 Curtis P’s
Run 240m
8 Curtis
Run 240m

1 Curtis P = Power Clean, Lunge (R), Lunge (L), Push Press

15 Comments to "Intrepid Farewell: Vik"

  • Michael H says:

    January 22, 2013 at 7:48 AM -

    Vik you will surely be missed buddy! I remember your first work out, was pretty awesome haha. You’ve progressed tremendously, in strength, endurance and capacity.
    I hope you keep it going wherever you end up! Keep in touch and come back and visit some time!

  • Jake says:

    January 22, 2013 at 8:05 AM -

    Take care Vik! Wish you the best and hope you come back and visit.

  • Amanda says:

    January 22, 2013 at 8:16 AM -

    Vik, I’m sad to see you go. All the best to you. Come back and visit us when you’re in town.

  • Vikram Jiandani says:

    January 22, 2013 at 8:25 AM -

    Thanks everyone. I had a great time. I wouldn’t have made any progress without the support and encouragement I received. I am by no means an athelete but you all made me feel like one. If someone told me before I started Crossfit that I would even be able to attempt Murphy, I would have said, inconceivable! I’ll be sure to visit from time to time.

  • Elisa says:

    January 22, 2013 at 8:53 AM -

    Good luck, Vik! I always enjoyed you seeing you at the 6p.m. class. Safe travels.

  • Nathania says:

    January 22, 2013 at 9:24 AM -

    Best of luck ViK!! You were one of the people that I would see every time I went in for the 6pm class when I just started crossfit. It has been fun sharing some good workout, best of luck in your new journey! And thanks for the motivation when I felt I had no clue of what I was doing at crossfit.

  • Josh says:

    January 22, 2013 at 9:27 AM -

    Sorry to see you go Vik. Good luck.

  • Xuan says:

    January 22, 2013 at 11:07 AM -

    It really has been great having you in the gym Vik! Please come by and visit when you have a chance. I want you to come back and be able to outlift me and my goal will be to try and at least DO a handstand pushup. Good luck and congrats on the new job!

  • Anna says:

    January 22, 2013 at 12:07 PM -

    Moving where? The north side of El Segundo is far far away considering your current commute! We will miss you Vik, although moreso if you didn’t dump 7pm class for 6pm. Just kidding, good luck in your new job!

  • Ray says:

    January 22, 2013 at 12:14 PM -

    Good luck Vik! It’s been nice having you in the gym. Hopefully you will get to visit often.

  • Alia says:

    January 22, 2013 at 12:30 PM -

    Congrats on the new job and a fond farewell Vik. I know you will continue to make gains at your new box. (Get ready for shorts and tanks all the time,it gets hot there). Take care! Have fun!

  • Stephanie says:

    January 22, 2013 at 2:13 PM -

    We will miss you Vic! It was great to see how far you have come as an athlete :). Don’t be a stranger. Good luck with your new job!

  • Tami says:

    January 22, 2013 at 4:38 PM -

    Sorry to see you go. Will miss working out with you. Hope you come back and visit. Good luck with your new job.

  • Vikram Jiandani says:

    January 22, 2013 at 7:13 PM -

    @Anna, I still live in mid city but I work for HauteLook near the Staples Center now. I only dumped 7pm because traffic was horrible from home.

  • Mercy says:

    January 23, 2013 at 7:43 AM -

    OMG, I love HauteLook.
    Best of luck, Vik! We’ll miss you.

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