How did you start CrossFit? By happenstance…a friend at work was all fired up about CrossFit. Showing me videos, talking about workouts, bragging about being in the best shape of their life. Naturally I ignored it…until they put me to shame in a 10K race that I’d easily won the year before. By sheer coincidence CFR was having their Grand Opening and I stopped by, gym clothes in hand, for a workout. Two smiling coach, Brooks and Dan, gladly kicked my ass and the rest is history. Now…I’m that friend at work that can’t keep quiet about CFR.
What is your favorite part of CrossFit and what motivates you to continue? Hmm. The challenge, the competitiveness, the results…but most importantly of all the incredible athletes and coaches that show up and perform every day. Being surrounded by a community that is positive, supportive, encouraging, talented, incredibly fit…and just damn amazing is the drug we call CrossFit.
What are your favorite movements and favorite WOD? Anything but THRUSTERS!! It’s humbling how what seem like a basic movement get the best of you 30 seconds into a WOD…and I love it. My favorite, hands-down are burpees. They are absolutely pure fitness, packaged in a perfect compact movement, that anyone can do…but have the ability to kick your ass in every form. Never pass up and opportunity to do burpees….every rep makes you fitter.
What is your favorite CrossFit memory? Well….it involved a box, a dumbbell and gravity. Perhaps Drew will share the tape….
What is the best advice you can give a fellow CrossFitter? For anyone getting started. Show up, embrace the soreness, focus getting the best workout…not the weight, listen to your coaches, ask for help and be patient. I guarantee you will look in the mirror in a year and not recognize yourself.
Tell us something about yourself (NOT fitness related) that others might not know. I enjoy craft beer…but that’s not much of a secret...I make some damn good hickory-smoked BBQ Ribs….and I haven’t missed a Jimmy Buffett concert in about 20 years (see you on August 19th).