November Athlete Spotlight:
Electrician for the Port of Houston
When did you start CrossFit?
About three years ago
When did you start at BWCF?
I started CrossFit here!
What are your favorite movements or workouts?
Strict handstand push-ups and back squats
What are your least favorite movements or workouts?
Box jumps and burpees
Tell us about your sports & fitness background?
I didn’t play any sports just some football with cousins every now and then. I did go to the gym for a while but just lost interest going by myself.
How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? Take us back to your first WOD…what was it, and how did it feel?
Well, I would always drive by BWCF and see people working out, and I just kept thinking about it. Then finally I said I’m gonna stop by just to see what’s up. I did the little trial workout with Rich and signed up for three days a week, and it wasn’t long after that when I bumped it up to unlimited, and I haven’t looked back! I love it here, and I couldn’t see myself going to any other place!
What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health, and fitness since starting CrossFit?
I have seen a lot of changes. I can move around a lot better, and I can keep up with my kids. I climb ladders and stairs at work all day, and CrossFit has helped me out a lot there. Plus I work 12 to 16 hours a day, and I feel CrossFit is the reason I can keep working those hours and not feel tired!
What sort of changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like CrossFit that were totally unexpected?
Just not being afraid of trying different things. That it is ok to get out of your comfort zone no matter what the outcome is, and what matters is the effort you gave.
Please share with us any favorite CrossFit/BayWay CrossFit moments?
The gyms intramural open is the best! Everyone’s there trying their hardest and cheering everyone on. It is awesome!
Any advice for people just getting started?
Don’t give up! No matter where you start off at just don’t give up, because when you get that pull-up or box jump you have been struggling with, and your class cheers for you, it is the best feeling in the world. It is pretty awesome knowing you have a whole class that wants nothing but the best for you!
What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit?
Spending time with the family camping, ATV riding, vacations, baseball, and just having a good time with family and friends.