Zach Leonard – September 2022

Zach Leonard – September 2022


How long have you been part of the BluCru?

I joined the BluCru in February 2021.

What was the problem you were having before you discovered Bluprint?

I was devising my own workouts and working out by myself during the pandemic. My programming was not balanced or very strategically designed, and the solitary workouts were getting too meditative (haa!) or put another way…boring.

Take us to the moment you realized what you were now doing was working.

Slowly but surely over the course my first year at Blueprint, I became much more tuned into the insightful and specific suggestions from the coaches about form and technique. High energy and max effort were my sole focus until I realized that sloppy movements from kipping pullups to Turkish get-ups to all the Olympic lifts were making my workouts less productive, more risky for injury, and generally not fun to look at (as some archived “blackmail” video proves).

What is your biggest accomplishment at Bluprint?

Finding a great groove where the workout each day is something I look forward to and never dread. I feel healthy and energetic because of daily, consistent BPF attendance. Also, I thought I’d never be one to post something on Insta…now I have…just one post though.

What is your favorite thing to do at Bluprint?

Get after each WOD with max effort.

What keeps you coming back to Bluprint?

Great energy at BPF, fun, kind people, and very high-quality instruction with personalized suggestions during every class on every detail of the movements.

What would you tell someone considering joining?

BPF is fun and the programming is well thought out to promote gains and improvement without feeling sore or out of balance so you can maintain the routine every day. It’s a fun release every day and the workouts translate into obvious improvements in cardio health, strength gains, flexibility, and a general feeling of good physical and mental health as a result.

What do you do for fun?

Hang out with friends.

What’s your favorite food?


Coach’s Comments

Shout out to “Fast Zach” for claiming September’s Athlete Of The Month! Since joining the gym in February of 2021 Zach has hit the ground running – LOL – he recently PRed his 1-mile run at 5min 37sec (so it’s clear he is living up to his nickname). As an avid member of the committed club, he has done a really great job taking coaching and fine tuning his barbell movements and his gymnastic skills. He just completed his first SOGO Accountability Challenge and has worked on building healthy habits outside of the gym. Zach has dropped over 10% body fat, shed 21 pounds of fat mass, and earned 11 pounds of muscle. When you see him in the gym – make sure to congratulate him on all his hard work and dedication!