Q: Why did you start CrossFit?
A: A while back I got some blood work done and I was very much in danger of being diabetic. After changing up my diet I almost immediately started noticing results in how I felt overall - but it just wasn't enough. I was still around 240lbs in April '18 and had passed by Octane several times. One day I just decided to send an information request into the Octane website and, almost a year and 50+ pounds later, I haven't looked back since.
Q: Why Octane?
A: You can get the same equipment or environment at just about any Crossfit gym. To me, Octane stands out because of its owners and coaches. As an example, I can show up to a different class WOD than I normally attend that requires pull-ups and a coach I haven't seen in a month will remember exactly what I was struggling with and what I can do this time to improve. All of the coaches push you to be your best version of yourself, because they know you can and have seen it happen in real time. The people there are alright, too ;).
Q: Goals for the year?
A: Being that I'm still in my first year of Crossfit I still have so much to learn. On a basic level, I definitely want to work on increasing my general strength - but I have designs on competing whenever I possibly can. I might not come out on top, but it will give me a goal to hit every single time.
Q: Any advice for the new members?
A: Have fun with it! If you've never done anything like this before, take everything as a learning experience and keep a positive attitude. You will ALWAYS get out of it what you put into it.
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