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Member Spotlight: Anthony G.

  1. How long have you been a member of CrossFit Northland?

I’ve been a member since October 2021

  1. What brought you into CFN?

I took a year off of structured CrossFit to focus on my own strength training programming. After a year, I missed it and wanted to find a gym closer to home so CFN was perfect!

  1. Tell us about your fitness/health background? (Did you play sports growing up? Try other gym settings? Workout at home?)

I have always been an active soul. I played a ton of youth sports growing up including soccer, baseball, football, wrestling, and basketball. In high school, I was a 3-sport athlete in football, wrestling, and track. After high school, I received a scholarship to run track in college at Midland University, an NAIA school in Fremont, NE. My primary event was 400 hurdles….and yes it did hurt. I found CrossFit while I was still in school and fell in love with it. So after I graduated and no longer had to follow track workouts and programming, I switched to CrossFit and have been focusing on that as my primary fitness.

  1. What are some changes you’ve noticed during your fitness journey at CFN (Physically, mentally, capabilities, daily life, etc.)

Mentally, I am much more okay with leaving my ego at the door. I am more open to scaling when necessary and trying to improve my weaknesses instead of suffering through them just to hit the RX option. 

  1. What is your favorite part of CFN?

My favorite part is the down to earth coaching. There are also no huge egos walking around the gym which is always a plus. 

  1. What motivates you and keeps you coming back for more week after week?

I love telling people about hard workouts that I do. Even if I just say the rep scheme and movement without the weight I do, it always seems to catch people off guard and impress them so to have the ability to keep shocking people keeps me motivated. 

  1. If you could have one super power, what would it be?

We actually ask this at my job for new hires so that’s funny, my answer always changes, but this time around I’ll go with invincibility. Never being able to get hurt or feel pain or sickness would be incredible. 

  1. What is one piece of advice you’d give to someone that is considering joining a CrossFit gym?

The same advice I always carry with me since I’ve started, leave your ego at the door. Don’t be afraid to say no or scale when needed. Odds are you won’t make it to the Games so just workout with other fit friends and have fun throwing weight around.

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