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MEMBER HIGHLIGHT – MEET MIKE!

Why did you decide to try CrossFit?
Two reasons. First, my friend kept posting pictures and videos of her CrossFit workouts on Instagram. Over the course of several months, I saw her body transform and it looked like she was having a blast. Watching her have such a positive experience is what first piqued my interest in CrossFit. At the same time, I was looking for a new gym to join but wanted to take my time and explore non-traditional options like CrossFit. More specifically I was looking for a place where I would be challenged in a new way. I began researching local CrossFit gyms and decided to try a free intro workout at Slipstream. After the workout, I decided to join Slipstream because I felt like John and Susan deeply cared for their members and provided expert level instruction and training.
How is having a CrossFit coach changed your workout or fitness results?
The biggest aspect here is awareness. I am more aware of my body’s strengths, weaknesses, and also limitations. Having a coach skilled in proper movement has provided me with a wealth of customized information about my body that I’ve never had before. Now when I workout, I know the areas I need to improve. This has made me stronger and more mobile. 
How has doing CrossFit affected your health and/or life?
There are many ways that CrossFit has affected my life. Every time I leave Slipstream, I am in a good mood. The workouts are like a good mood drug. But the biggest effect has been discipline. Doing CrossFit has given me the opportunity to become more disciplined in several areas of my life (work, relationships, nutrition, sleep, etc.). 
What is your favorite CrossFit movement?
Gotta go with tire flips. There’s just something so primal about it. 
What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying CrossFit?
I would suggest they talk to someone who is currently doing CrossFit. Ask them all the questions you have and address any concerns. After that, try a free intro workout and talk with the coaches and other members. Being a member of Slipstream has had such a positive influence on my life. It’s easily one of the better decisions I’ve made over the last several years.