Where did you grow up?
When did you become a member at The Gate CrossFit?
What do you do when you are not at The Gate CrossFit? (occupation, hobbies, etc.)
I work as a pharmacist at KeyMed Pharmacy in Pocatello. I have guided fly fishing in Idaho and Montana for 16 years and continue to do so, part-time. Winter is my time for snowboarding with my kids.
How did you find out about CrossFit?
I always have enjoyed working out, Rachel Armstrong and Nema Blanchard told me I should give CrossFit a try, so they came over and drug me out of bed at 4:45 am one morning.
When did you realize CrossFit is right for you?
It only took about two weeks to realize that this was exactly the style of working out that fit for me.
What is your favorite WOD/movement?
Thrusters, clusters, deadlifts, snatches, overhead squats, squats, in combination with butterfly pull ups. Any WOD that has that combination in a 21-15-9 routine is very enjoyable.
What is your least favorite WOD/movement?
It is very difficult to enjoy clusters in combination with burpees or double-unders.
What would your perfect WOD look like?
The Twelve Days of Christmas was by far the perfect WOD. Can’t wait for Christmas!
What is one thing you have done at The Gate CrossFit that you never thought you would do?
Handstand pushups, as many pull ups as I am doing, and my gain in flexibility has greatly improved.
What motivates you during a CrossFit WOD?
When I first began CrossFit, many of the movements were very difficult. After several months of dedication and listening to the great advice from excellent coaches, I started to see noticeable improvements. My motivation lies in the gains I can see, the challenges of each workout, and competing against myself on every workout.
What is something about yourself that we might not know?
My favorite beer is Budweiser!
What advice would you give to someone just getting started with CrossFit?
Always listen to the great coaching advice that is available, don’t compete with others, only yourself. As you learn new movements of which you are not familiar, scale them down accordingly, per the coaches advice. Everyone starts at a different level, your level is your own, and you will see a body transformation and improvements very rapidly.
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