Alter Egos: Kenichi (Kenny) Kato

Our finest investigative reporter uncovers the secret real life identities of people you’ve only ever seen in sweatpants for our documentary series ALTER EGOS. For this installment @spensermestel finds out a few things about @kenichikato77!

:: Usually Attends: 7:00am L2 (and a “nooner” when he can be).
:: Started CrossFit: At CFV.
:: Years of CrossFit: 1.5.
:: Origin Story: A CFV member, who shall remain nameless, worked as a trainer at the Globo Gym where Kenny was a member and encouraged him to jump ship.
:: Athletic Background: Collegiate swimming.
:: Gym Superpowers: Thrusters, which he finds “organic and fluid,” so much so that he stood up and demonstrated during our interview.
:: Gym Kryptonite: Stringing together ring muscle-ups.
:: Favorite Workout Music: DJ Morgan. Kenny loves grunge and California pop-punk. He says, “I usually find myself singing along during the workouts, which is why I occasionally lose count of my reps and rounds…lol.”
:: Loves Most About CFV: Beefing up. Since Kenny joined CFV in September of 2015, he’s gained 16 pounds of muscle.

:: Occupation: Sales at Celine, a high-end women’s clothing store in Manhattan.
:: Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii.
:: Years in NYC: 26.
:: Origin Story: Kenny wanted the complete opposite of Hawaii (he now realizes how good he had it growing up), so he transferred retail jobs and moved to the big city with his best friend.
:: Real Life Superpowers: Remembering names.
:: Real Life Kryptonite: Chocolate cake from The Chocolate Room.
:: You’ll Be Surprised To Know: Kenny’s first three tattoos were of his dogs: Floyd, Bob, and Stan, his favorite. Kenny says, “If you were to eavesdrop, you would think there were a bunch of people in my apartment because I’m talking to my boys non-stop. Probably one of the reasons I’ve been called ‘Crazy Kenny’ all my life.”

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