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Member Highlight- Meet Evan

1. Why did you decide to try CrossFit?

Lots of peer pressure from Dan Gedatus and John Brennan. We were classmates in grad school and they hounded me nonstop for a year. Typical sales guys. At one point Dan told me he’s been working out his whole life and felt it was all a waste of time compared to CrossFit. Their encouragement combined with what I already knew about it made giving it a shot a no-brainer.

2. How is having a CrossFit coach changed your workout or fitness results?

Having a coach has helped in a lot of ways, namely accountability, helping with technique, giving me an extra push, and programming movements that I wouldn’t otherwise do on my own. I’ve always loved lifting, but CrossFit offers so much more than that – strength, cardio, mobility.

I’d add that working out in a group environment is HUGE. I’m an extremely competitive person, so I always find myself in a friendly competition with other members, at least in my own head. I always want to finish more rounds, lift more weight, or finish faster than the next person. This is hands down the biggest thing that pushes me and makes the workouts way better than anything I could do on my own. 
3. How has doing CrossFit affected your health and/or life?
The biggest thing CrossFit has helped with is consistency. Having a coach and friends in class keeps me coming back. I still lift outside of CrossFit, and I’ve found the variety of doing both has kept me from getting bored. To me, this consistency equals success. And that consistency has resulted in big strength and conditioning gains, and the confidence that comes along with that. I feel stronger and in better shape than ever. Feels great!
4. What is your favorite CrossFit movement?
Hands down my favorite part of CrossFit is watching sweat drip from my face during workouts. There’s no better feeling.
5. What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying CrossFit?
I think most people get hung up on the price. But if you think about it, you’re paying for the coaching, group setting, accountability, facility, equipment. You’re getting a lot for your money. If you take full advantage of your membership and come to class consistently you’ll get results. You’ll get stronger, faster, and overall healthier. You can’t put a price on that.