First Name & Last Initial:
When did you first start CrossFitting:
When did you first start training at IHCF:
Rowing and lifting
Least Favorite WOD:
Tell us about your sports and fitness background:
How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? Take us back to your first WOD… what was it and how did it feel:
Greg S said that I should try it. I made the logo for Chris, so I knew about it since the beginning of Iron Hero. Took me about a year to try it. I don’t remember what the first workout was. I think it involved squats. I felt awkward but glad to finally do some kind of exercise. Plus, I thought it was cool to say that I was doing CrossFit.
What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health, and fitness since starting CrossFit (before/after):
I feel great. I lost a lot of weight and my body is trimmer. My gut has gone down. Hooray! I am stronger too.
What sort of changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like CrossFit that were totally unexpected:
I’m not as tired. My blood work is more in balance. More strength. I like going to the workouts instead of dreading it. It’s more fun than I thought it would be. I really like that it is different every time that I go.
Please share with us any favorite CrossFit/IHCF moments:
Most improved in the [PR] Challenge last fall.
Any advice for people just getting started:
Just get started. It’s fun. And set a schedule so you go on a consistent basis.
What are your hobbies, interests, and/or talents outside of CrossFit:
Grandson, working on cars, fishing, remodeling homes, staying and working on our cabin.
Thanks for sharing your story with us, Pat. Knowing you for a long time, it’s great to see that you are really seeing some valuable changes in yourself. Never stop improving!