November Member Spotlight

Photos by Dustin Nevill

At Razorback CrossFit we are given the privilege of coaching an amazing group of athletes.  We find pride in being alongside an athlete to coach and encourage them from the time they join CrossFit to each accomplishment they achieve, whether it be in the gym or not.  We strive to deliver a program that provides a route for our athletes to succeed and it shows when an athlete puts in 110% every training session to ensure they are hitting their goals.

For the November installment of our Member Spotlight, we introduce Will Loggins. Will joined a CrossFit gym in early 2016. Initially, his goal was to try something new with fitness and
to have an activity that he and his fiancé could do together. She spoke highly of her experience
with CrossFit and Will was intrigued.

Do you remember what your first CrossFit workout was? 

"Although I do not remember my first CrossFit workout, I do recall the structure of the workout. The class began with a series of stretching and warming up exercises. Then we progressed to a strengthening exercise, followed by the WOD. The first class not only surprised me, but inspired me as the amount and pace of the exercises performed was like nothing I had ever pushed myself to do before. Not a second was wasted and the coaches pushed us forward until the end."

What do you like most about CrossFit?

"What I enjoy most about CrossFit is the blend of strength, endurance, and agility. It is the
epitome of the most well-rounded athlete and makes me feel like I’m getting the most out of
fitness."

What is your favorite exercise or workout? 

"My favorite CrossFit workout is “Helen” (400 meter sprint, 21 kettlebell swings, 12 pull-ups – x 3 rounds). This workout does not require strategy or much brain power, it's just balls to the wall. This workout is also a great one to repeat to see the improvement I’ve made."

What changes have you noticed since you’ve started CrossFit?

"Since starting CrossFit, I feel stronger and more well-rounded in my fitness."

What goals have you accomplished and what are your next goals you are working towards?

"Goals that I’ve accomplished include better form on Olympic lifts and an improvement in my
cardiovascular health. Future goals goal include improving on strength and agility/flexibility."

How has CrossFit helped you in your everyday life?

"CrossFit has helped reduce stress, connect more with my fiancé through fitness, and has
improved how my body feels on a day-to- day basis."

What advice would you give to someone new to CrossFit, or someone who is thinking about joining?

"The advice I’d give to someone new to CrossFit includes finding the gym that’s right for you. It's important to find coaches that are experienced, knowledgeable, and who motivate you. CrossFit will change your life for the better, as long as you are safe and are taught proper techniques. CrossFit is not only an exercise, but also a community and lifestyle."