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Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Andrew (Drew) joined the CrossFit LifeSport family in October 2013. "I had never even heard of CrossFit before Tracy (my wife) came into my life. I honestly wanted to join because of how friendly the people were when I came to visit. Funny, considerate, hard working, intelligent people wasn’t what I was expecting, but it’s exactly what I’ve come to enjoy the most about CrossFit LifeSport."
With a background in martial arts, and natural athletic ability, Andrew became a proficient Crossfitter quickly. But, he has good days, and bad days, just like everyone else. "I decided that some days I’m just going to perform better than others and the idea of a preconceived notion that it’s always about gains doesn’t work for me. If I don’t do as well today as last time I did a W.O.D., do I now suck? No, no I don’t. I made the effort and how I feel about that effort needs to be from my perspective only. Some days I have a ton of love in my heart for everything and everyone……and some days I just grind it out."
LifeSporters enjoy working out side-by-side with Andrew because of this realist, fun-loving attitude. There's no pretense, he's not competing with anyone...just himself. When asked what contribution he makes to the family atmosphere, he responded "I want to offer the same hospitality that is extended to me."
JUST THE FACTS~
Name: Andrew Jacob Ruiz
Birthday: March 31st
Hometown: I grew up 8 miles from Hicksville, OH
Favorite Color: Sockeye salmon red
Favorite Band: When in the office I like to write menus to all sorts of stuff, Johnny Cash and Regina Spektor, System of a Down and Jedi Mind Trick (with head phones of course) In the gym it’s more Rage Against the Machine, Chemical Brothers, Dubstep, Metallica (pre-Black Album only) Pantera and Clutch.
Favorite WOD: I immediately wonder which W.O.D.s I don’t like, but it isn’t what I like/don’t like that’s important to me. It’s about the effort.
Associates in Specialized Technology: Culinary Arts from Pennsylvania Culinary Institute
Inspirational quote/favorite mantra:
“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.” -Sun Tzu
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Kelly has been a consistent member of the LifeSport family, since she first started working out here. She began her workout regimen ready to get back in shape after having her second child. "I joined Crossfit after having kids, wanting to get back in shape. It's gotten me there and then some."
Kelly's really fun to work out with..."I think I contribute to the competitive atmosphere in the gym."
Kelly's right! She motivates others to try a little harder, get one more rep. She has become a strong athlete, a bonafide crossfitter. "I'm the strongest and fittest that I've ever been."
Featured on this website last year, we showed her amazing progress to get to this level of fitness and health.
Kelly is very supportive of her LifeSport family members, always cheering others on. With her dedication to her body and health, you are sure to find her at the box nearly every single day!
Just the Facts~
Birthday: October 19th
Hometown: Sylvania, Ohio
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Band: Lucero
Favorite WOD: "Isabelle"
Degree/Education/Major: BS from UT
Inspirational quote/favorite mantra: "You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." -M. Thatcher
Monday, February 9, 2015
Branden joined the CrossFit LifeSport family about 1 1/2 years ago. He came to us from a traditional training background. "I needed a new challenge. The Y wasn't getting it done for me, anymore."
Well, CrossFit has proved to be just the right kind of workout for Branden...he has gained a tremendous amount of strength, muscle and endurance since he first graduated from On-Ramp.
You can find Branden at the box pretty much every week night; he has become a very dedicated athlete here. He has a healthy attitude about friendly competition, and people enjoy working out alongside him.
So, if you're looking for a workout buddy to motivate you to do your best, or make you laugh with his irreverent sense of humor, Branden just might be that guy.
Just the Facts~
Name: Branden A Howard
Birthday: Dec. 18
Hometown: Wooster, OH
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Band: Changes with my Mood
Favorite WOD: "Coe"
Degree/Education/Major: Studied business at UT
Inspirational quote/favorite mantra: “Its true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance.” - Ronald Reagan
What do you feel you contribute to LifeSport? The Token
Thursday, February 5, 2015
My first week of working out with Tracy was intense, in a few different ways.
First - Tracy and I met for an assessment of my needs and I was deeply touched by her concern for and commitment to my health. She is coming from a knowing, loving place and I really appreciate that. I've met with trainers who were very clearly motivated by money and Tracy isn't like that, she's the real deal!
Second - Just showing up for CrossFit was a gift to me. That doesn't mean it was comfortable. I felt fat and uncoordinated. It's hard to start working out when you have so much weight to lose, because when you're heavy you become expert at hiding from what you've done to yourself. Too often, when we feel that emotional discomfort, we create a physical reason and give up. So it wasn't comfortable, but I worked out any way and I felt wonderful!
Third - Working out hard makes you really think about what you're eating. You start to change calories into currency. Is this worth the purchase cost of more squats to get the results? You start to see food as fuel, since you're getting your emotional "fix" from movement.
I'm so fortunate to work out with Tracy!
***Did you know that CrossFit LifeSport offers personal training sessions?
Tracy offers one-on-one 30 or 60 minute sessions. Want to workout with a buddy? Tracy also offers partner training sessions!
Contact Trainer Tracy 419 for more details at 419-245-8916.