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Member Highlight – Meet John

1. Why did you decide to try CrossFit?    
I noticed that I was struggling with my energy level.   My job consists of mainly sitting on my rear until lunch, eating lunch, going back to sitting on my rear.    As a man who is approaching 50, this is a recipe for disaster.   I have children and would really like to live long enough to bounce grandbabies on my knee someday.
2. How is having a CrossFit coach changed your workout or fitness results?     
As a younger man, I always perceived workouts as a means to ‘get big’ and stay slim.   I find that Crossfit delivers on much more.  Flexibility, cardiovascular health, strength and most importantly, an increase in energy level have resulted from my work at Slipstream.
3. How has doing CrossFit affected your health and/or life?   
CrossFit has positively affected all other areas of my life.  I find myself doing a better job as a husband, employer, daddy.    I have the energy to finish each day strong.
4. What is your favorite CrossFit movement?     
Turning on the shower after a workout.
5. What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying CrossFit?     
 Don’t feel like you have to be at a certain fitness level before coming in.  I find that when I encourage friends to try CrossFit, they feel like it is only for advanced athletes.   The conversation usually goes like this:
Me:  Hey, you should try CrossFit!
Them:   No way, that’s for advanced athletes.
Me:  That’s really not true, CrossFit can be modified to accommodate any fitness level.
Them:  Really?  Why, have you tried it?
Me: Yep, been doing it for almost two years now.
Them:  **Looking down at my gut**  I guess you’re right, maybe I will try it.