Andy started at CrossFit Slipstream nine months ago! He is an avid runner and dedicated family man. He likes to run races and challenge himself in the gym.
Andy shared some of his thoughts about CrossFit with us:
Why did you decide to do CrossFit at a CrossFit Box?
As a guy who loves running and spending time at the gym, once I became a dad, I didn’t have the freetime I once had. I needed something quicker and intense and I like to do a variety of things. Plus I felt like I had plateaued. I had reached some internal governor that was holding me back. I can’t get better doing the same thing over and over again. I had to switch it up.
How is having a CrossFit coach changed your workout or fitness results?
I’ve learned a lot about Olympic weightlifting, mobility, pacing, kettlebells, handstands, kilogram conversion, and more. I even learned how to do a pull up properly. There’s a lot of mental focus and body awareness that I wasn’t always using during my fitness journey. It’s been a great addition to my training for marathons and cross-country ski races. Plus, I’m way stronger.
How has doing CrossFit affected your health and/or life?
It’s broken down some mental barriers. It’s forced me to attempt things that I may be anxious about otherwise. I enjoy seeing what I’m capable of and pushing myself. It’s also given me some freetime to spend with my daughter and some sanity for my wife. I probably look a little better too.
What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying CrossFit?
There’s a lot to be said of guided workouts. There’s so much more than just wondering around a gym mindlessly pushing weights around. I learn something new every day. Alone, you’re likely doing something either inefficiently or in a way that could cause injury. I appreciate the extra time spent on mobility and form. It’s one thing to get fit, but it’s another to stay fit and injury free.
Andy after his first triathlon (left) and running a 1/2 marathon this spring(right).
Members & their guests, please join us for this fun event!
Bring a wrapped white elephant gift (gag gift) to exchange, a dish to share, and your workout clothes. This will be a FREE event for everyone!
For those new to white elephant parties, look around your house and find something that you don’t want anymore, for example, the trinket your Aunt Bertha gave you 20 years ago or that stack of magazines you will never read. It can be anything! This is a no stress gift exchange and the gift can literally be anything!
All the gifts will go in a pile (do not put your name on it), numbers will be assigned to each participant, when your number is up, you pick a gift from the pile. If you don’t like the gift, you can steal someone else’s. (More rules will be explained at the event.)
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