THE GATE CROSSFIT KIDS Summer Classes!

The Gate CrossFit Kids Summer classes are here The cost is $50/month for the first child and 25% for each additional child in the same family. There will be class on Tuesday/Thursday 10:00 - 11:00am. Make sure you contact us today to register and reserve your spot. Email or call us with questions! Thank You!

05
Aug

The Gate CrossFit August Athlete of the Month

Name

Martin Reed

 

Age

42

 

Where did you grow up?

Fallbrook, Ca.

 

When did you become a member at The Gate CrossFit?

September 2014

 

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.

 

Fill in the Blank (one word)

I like…

FlyFishing

I eat…

Tacos

I do…

CrossFit

I am…

Learning

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08
Jul

The Gate CrossFit July Athlete of the Month

Name
Trina Garay

Age
39

Where did you grow up?
Colorado Springs, Colorado

When did you become a member at The Gate CrossFit?
November 2011

What do you do when you are not at The Gate CrossFit? (occupation, hobbies, etc.)
I’ve done several events locally, triathlons, LOTOJA 3 times, This year I’m sticking with my real love for mountain biking and spending time on the boat waterskiing., and most importantly I’m spending more time with my husband and my two daughters!

How did you find out about CrossFit?
I had lots of friends who tried to get me to go, when I lived in Denver. Finally tried it when we moved to Portland, Oregon for a year, and really loved the style of workouts.

When did you realize CrossFit is right for you?
I have always loved exercise and being physically active. I own every home workout DVD from Jane Fonda to Tae-Bo. In Oregon, I had just had my second daughter and decide to see what all of the talk was about. I really loved it after the first workout. My first WOD was “Angie”

What is your favorite WOD/movement?
Thrusters, I just love how they work everything and I feel like I earned my workout at the end with them.

What is your least favorite WOD/movement?
Overhead Squats. I just suck at them, end of story!

What would your perfect WOD look like?
Thrusters, prowler push, squats, box jumps, kettlebells.
I really love wods like “Seven” and “ The Filthy Fifty (the f-ing fifty!)”

What is one thing you have done at The Gate CrossFit that you never thought you would do?
I can’t say it’s any particular exercise, but I find myself pushing myself harder than I knew I ever could. I also used to just eat whatever I wanted and never watched what I eat, but know, my focus is on eating better and healthier cooking, just being around CrossFit, it’s hard to not embrace a healthier lifestyle, not just the workout.

What motivates you during a CrossFit WOD?
When I start a WOD, I have a goal of what time I will beat, and I watch the clock, so that I push myself out of my comfort level, and really push through the fatigue to fight for my goal. And I usually set that goal time high, half of the time, I don’t hit my mental goal, but I worked for it!

What is something about yourself that we might not know?
I was the charge nurse for a Level 1 Trauma Center Emergency Department in Denver. The hospital was nicknamed “the gun and knife club” because of all the stabbings and shootings we took care of, and I didn’t mess around when it came to running that insane place!

What advice would you give to someone just getting started with CrossFit?
Don’t focus on movements, or who is better than you. Focus on you and your form, and don’t feel pressure to finish fast, fast is not always better. Just have fun!

Fill in the Blank (one word)
I like…mountain biking
I eat…constantly
I do…anything
I am…determined

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04
Jun

The Gate CrossFit June Athlete of the Month

Name:   Alyssa Ferguson

Age:   29

Where did you grow up?   Mostly in Pocatello

When did you become a member at The Gate CrossFit?   Feb 2014

 What do you do when you are not at The Gate CrossFit? (occupation, hobbies, etc.)

Hiking, napping, crime fighting

How did you find out about CrossFit?  I read about it online and thought it sounded crazy so naturally I had to find out for myself

When did you realize CrossFit is right for you?  After the first WOD

What is your favorite WOD/movement?  Squats and Deadlifts are tied

What is your least favorite WOD/movement?  Wall balls..nuff said

What would your perfect WOD look like?  Prowler sprints with some Push Press and Deadlifts

What is one thing you have done at The Gate CrossFit that you never thought you would do?

Deadlift over 200 pounds…at 5 in the morning no less

What motivates you during a CrossFit WOD?  Seeing everyone working so hard and getting yelled at by the awesome coaches!

What is something about yourself that we might not know? I was born in California

What advice would you give to someone just getting started with CrossFit?  Have fun, stay consistent and don’t give up.  The work doesn’t get easier but it will feel easier as time goes on.

 

Fill in the Blank

I like…to have fun

I eat…mostly Paleo

I do…put in work

I am…happy!

 

 

 

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