When did you start doing CrossFit?
April of 2015, so 3 years ago.
What were you doing before Crossfit?
Nothing, I was in awful shape and didn’t take care of myself. Every year or so I would tell myself I was going to get back in shape. I would join a local gym and go for about 2-3 months then fall off.
Tell us something we might not know about you.
I am a bit of a closet nerd. I love videogames and reading about theoretical physics.
What advice would you give someone just starting at Coyote?
Listen to the coaches. It’s really that simple. Don’t worry about how much weight your moving or how many reps you’re doing just focus on technique and mobility.
Do you have any special memories/achievements during your time at Coyote?
This is an easy one. Seeing how encouraging and excited everyone gets for you when you hit a new personal best or when you are grinding out a tough workout. This really stands out to me because the enjoyment of these experiences would be pretty mediocre without the people around you.
Has CrossFit affected your life outside of the gym?
Yes, I used to have back and hip problems from sitting all day in my office, now all of that is gone. I can also notice a huge difference when playing with my kids.
Tell us a little about yourself (family, job, sports, interests, etc.)
I married my high school sweetheart, Lauren. We have been blessed with two awesome kids, James and Elizabeth. We are members of Madison Heights Church. I try to play golf every once in a while, although it’s not very pretty.
What were your thoughts after your first WOD?
It was 4 rounds of 400m runs and some box jumps. I think I laid on the ground after the 2nd run and couldn’t finish. I remember laying on the ground and realizing how bad of shape I was in. I also realized that an all-out sprint on the first 400m was a terrible strategy.
What were your goals when you joined Coyote?
My primary goal was to try to meet new people as I moved here from Dallas and didn’t know a lot of people.
Have you achieved any of these goals?
Definitely, I have a lot of friendships that extend outside of the gym and as a side benefit I’m in the best shape of my life.
What is your favorite cheat meal?
Tie between Chips and Queso, or a pizza
What is your least favorite WOD?
Anything that involves the assault bike…
What is your favorite WOD?
-What is your least favorite lift?
High-Rep Back Squats
What is your favorite lift?
Clean & Jerk