Coach Spotlight: Steve-O!
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There are still spots open! First class is Monday, 1/8 @ 630pm… but you can also begin on Saturday morning, 1/14 at 11am!!
Coach Spotlight: Steve Kearns!
Steve (CF-L1) has been a CrossFit coach since 2014. Steve heard about CrossFit when he was taking a yearlong leadership development course and this guy in the class kept rambling on and on about CrossFit. “After about 6 months of hearing about it I decided to look it up and see what the fuss was about.”
Steve started CrossFit when he was in the process of training for an upcoming world championship in martial arts. He figured CrossFit would help increase his fitness and strength so he could be more competitive in the sport.
The first week Steve signed up for CrossFit happened to be during the CrossFit Open so one of his first workouts was Open Workout 13.3: AMRAP 12 of 150 wall balls, 90 double unders, and 30 muscle ups. He remembers: “that year, whether or not you were signed up for the open, someone judged you. So there I was in one of my first workouts with the class ever, and I have guys yelling “No-Rep” at me every other wall ball shot. I think I may have broken the 100 mark, but I felt like I had done 300+ attempts!”
Steve loves CrossFit because there are always areas to improve. “No matter how confident you are, there’s always a curve ball.” His favorite movements include back squats and deadlifts because “there’s just something so freaking primal about them!”
Since starting CrossFit, Steve’s teams have won Karen for Balls 3 times and he has taken a different approach toward his nutrition. “I still enjoy beer, donuts and pizza, but healthier choices are far more common for me than they used to be.” [Editor’s note: Melony probably helps him with that.]