Name: Mike Stevens
Where did you grow up? Mud Lake/Terreton, Idaho
When did you become a member at The Gate CrossFit? August 2013
What do you do when you are not at The Gate CrossFit? (occupation, hobbies, etc.) USU season ticket holder for both basketball and football. I love spending time with my family; I feel very blessed. I am a psychotherapist and work with couples, families and individuals.
How did you find out about CrossFit? My youngest brother had been doing CrossFit at his non-CrossFit gym in Kuna, he encouraged my son, Keaton to do it. Keaton then asked me to go with him to try it out and I did.
When did you realize CrossFit is right for you? Once I start something, I usually don’t quit. I was about 6-8 months into it, I realized that I looked forward to the next class.
What is your favorite WOD/movement? Baseline is a fun WOD. I also like any workout with a barbell in front of me. Except for burpee-over-barbell…
What is your least favorite WOD/movement? Rope climbs and hand-stand push-ups.
What would your perfect WOD look like? Dead-lifts/Run/Box Jumps
What is one thing you have done at The Gate CrossFit that you never thought you would do? Jump rope—never jumped roped in my life.
What motivates you during a CrossFit WOD? “This won’t last forever and it will end, and end sooner if I hustle through it”. Also, try to focus on my form during a WOD. I love how I feel after a WOD.
What is something about yourself that we might not know? I’m a weather geek and have my own weather station at my house. Anyone can see the weather at my house via WeatherUnderground.com. KIDIDAHO31
What advice would you give to someone just getting started with CrossFit? Get through the first 2 weeks of feeling completely useless and injured, then it all comes together. The more you go, the better it gets. Don’t be afraid to fail, because you’ll have plenty of other times to try again and succeed.
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I like…sitting on my back patio on a warm summer night.
I eat…no sugar and as much protein as I can.
I do…what I can.
I am…trying to be more patient.