- What brought you to CrossFit?
I was privileged to be one of the founding members in June of 2013. My good friend Jay Clarke (CrossFit Instructor at CF Blue Ridge) had been advertising by example for years and has been a great, positive advocate of CrossFit. He encouraged my wife and I to join as soon as CF2311 opened in Waynesville.
- What was your first impression? How has that changed?
I have been super impressed with CF2311 from day one. Some businesses open with the bare bones and hope they make it. CF2311 opened with full gear, trained coaches and a great group of people. Shannon and Eric are constantly adding new equipment and services for their members. You get a strong feeling right off the bat that they are in it to create a long term, successful fitness environment for their members, not just to make a quick buck.
- What are you working on now?
I have had several injuries (non-CF related) this year and each time I really look forward to getting back to the gym. I recently finished rehabbing a shoulder injury through modified CF workouts. It is AWESOME to be back and working out again.
- What was your greatest achievement?
Joining and staying joined. I’m a team sports kind of guy because I like the accountability and knowing others are counting on me. I am motivated by the strength of others in the gym through friendly competition. This is by far the longest I have ever stuck with a workout program mainly because its not just another fad, but a true lifestyle change.
- What’s your favorite CrossFit 2311 memory?
I participated in the River Ruckus CF competition last spring and had a blast! It was UNBELIEVABLE to see how fit people are in our gym and our area. It was a great team outing in that we were just there to participate, get some great workouts, and have fun. Also, we had a huge turnout for the Mad Mountain Mud Run in Hendersonville and that was a blast to watch as well. In general there is always something going on with CrossFit; you can choose to participate or not, there is no pressure other than what we put on ourselves.