Share your Prototype experience and fitness journey

I will try and keep this short.  Around 2010 I started to get pretty overweight and decided to do something about it. Started by running, then hitting the local gym, combining that with P90X and Insanity I was able to shed most of the weight. From there I continued to go to the gym and stay with my running but I was getting bored at the gym. Mindless wandering around, Push up here, pull up there, a few miles on the tread, not what I would call a workout routine. I am not sure how I heard about CrossFit, but I YouTubed it and thought it looked fun (for the most part ) fast forward almost 5yrs, and here I am, happy to be a Prototype family member.

What is your favorite part about being at Prototype?

The people, coaches, and comradery.  Walking into the gym you always feel welcomed, it’s like a family. For those old folks like myself, I liken it to Norm walking into Cheers.

What are your hobbies and activities?

My wife says I have too many .  My main hobbies are Pottery and Road cycling. I am easily distracted, so anything I can do with my hands is an interest. Of course, I consider Crossfit one of my hobbies as well.

How has (if it has) Prototype helped you outside the gym (in sports etc)?

I have always been somewhat active, but Prototype has allowed me to focus on my fitness and be more in tune with my body.  Mentally it’s pushed me to break out of my comfort zone and do things I wouldn’t attempt in years past. Setting fitness goals has changed the way I look at working out. Instead of just going through the motions, I find myself pushing to get better and not just about a new PR.  It’s about building skills and getting better at movements.

What are your continuing fitness goals to this point?

“Time stops for no one” I will be 54 this month Ugh!!! Even saying that number gives me agita. My goal is to stay active and perform the best I can.

What is your favorite quote?

“Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.”