This week's spotlight athlete is Ben! Ben is usually a night class attendee. He has been with CrossFit Beyond for quite some time! Read on to learn more about Ben's great story!
When/Why did you first start doing CrossFit?
I first started doing CrossFit in high school after my math teacher showed me the main page during a study hall.
What fitness activities were you doing before?
I played baseball and wrestled in high school. I followed a general weight lifting plan in the gym as well.
What results have you seen since you joined CrossFit Beyond?
I have noticed that my body feels more agile, like I have a bounce in my step. My strength has definitely improved since joining, but the greatest area of growth has been in my understanding of lifting techniques.
What do you like most about CrossFit Beyond?
Being a part of a smaller box and knowing everyone there by name. I have gone to larger gyms in the past and the community aspect just isn’t the same. Also having a personal relationship with some of the staff here is very comforting and CrossFit Beyond feels like a second home to me because of it.
What is your favorite CF exercise?
Burpees are my favorite, and that’s not a typo. I do not find them as demanding as others do.
Your least favorite?
Least favorite would probably be thrusters. They are downright miserable to do and very taxing on the whole body.
What CF accomplishment are you currently most proud of?
400# deadlift. I’m not a super strong guy but that was a big moment for me.
What CF goal are you working towards?
Increased work capacity for better scores on the AMRAPs.
Please join us on Monday, January 5th, as we will be filming interviews and footage for the CrossFit Video Contest! Filming will take place before, during, and after the 6pm class!! We would like to get as many members as possible to attend the 6pm class, or to hang out for a bit after the 5pm class. We are also looking for members who would like to be interviewed and give their testimony about their experiences at CrossFit Beyond. We have several members who have already expressed interest in doing interviews, but anyone else who may be interested, please e-mail us or message us on Facebook and let us know!
Please come out and support CrossFit Beyond!
The CrossFit Video contest is being put on by Crossfit.com. Read the overview and guidelines below:
Before and After: An Affiliate Owner’s Story
"Each day, they open the doors before the sun rises, give cues before being sufficiently caffeinated, and they lock up when many are preparing for bed. Most of their waking hours are spent here, driven by a higher sense of purpose. It's not only about teaching the squat or coaching the clean. It's about improving lives and making people better. They left other lives to spread the good word of a worldwide movement. How did they get here? Tell us."
The submission deadline is March 16th, 2015. Five winners will have their affiliate's fees waived for one year and one grand prize winner will receive an additional US$10,000.
I want to take this time to thank first, my Staff, without them we would not be able to be such a great box.
Without them things wouldn't run so smoothly... Without them we would not be complete!
And of course, our members!!! Thank you all for a great year! PRs, social events and best of all the bonds that have been created here are priceless. CrossFit Beyond is unique in so many ways and it all comes from the people who are in it.
May you all have a wonderful Holiday......
A huge thank you to all of our members who purchased an item for the Unity House adopt a family program. We were able to provide gifts for two local families, and make their holidays a little brighter! You are all amazing! From all of us at CrossFit Beyond, we wish you and your family a very happy holiday!