October Athlete of the Month
Farmer was selected by the coaches as the member of the month because of the way he pushes himself every day to get better. He is always eager to learn, always has a positive attitude and has been known to work past the time-cap just to finish his work out. Since he started at Maxx Strength, Farmer has set multiple PR’s and has lost 35lbs! Our members say that no matter what kind of day you’ve had, your mood is going to improve when Farmer is around. We are so happy to have Farmer as a part of our CrossFit community and will gladly be celebrating his success this month.
When and why did you start CrossFit?
I started CrossFit in April 2018. I have a friend that was concerned with my health, and we made an agreement, in which I didn’t think they would hold their end of the agreement up. But they did, so since I’m a man of my word, I came and did the one free CrossFit class. After that one class, I committed to one month because I was afraid that I would not stick to it. After the first month was over, I signed up for a whole year due to the community and support I got while in the gym and because I was seeing results after only a month!
What is your favorite movement? Favorite workout you’ve done?
My favorite movement is bench press. My favorite workout is the one I just finished.
What is your favorite meal?
My favorite meal right now is a red quinoa bowl with fire roasted corn and spicy black beans that I eat from a friend’s meal prep company, Fresh Roots.
If you could have one superpower, what would you be and why?
I would like to travel through time, so I could do more throughout the day.
What is your WHY?
My WHY is my kids. I have two sons who I know are always watching me and I want to model good health for them. I also want to live long enough to watch them grow up and be successful.
Is there anything else you’d like to share with your community?
I have lost 35 pounds since starting CrossFit, three notches in my belt. When I first started CrossFit, my mobility was so bad, I could not squat the bar, and I have been able to get up to a 2 Rep Max of 275. I went to the doctor last week. He asked what I was doing. I said, “I die every day at the gym.” He said to keep it up because my blood, liver and kidneys looked great. My blood pressure is 120/83 and he began lowering my dosage of medication I take for nerve pain in my back. I’m often sore from a good workout, but that’s a good hurt. It’s nothing compared to the pain I had before I began working out at Maxx Strength and Conditioning.