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Kickstarting Healthy Lifestyles

Warrior of the Quarter

Tell us a little bit about yourself…

I served a total of 14 years in the military, 11 years active duty. I served as a Navy SEABEE for 10 years working at Camp David and serving in construction battalion – deploying 5 times all over the globe. I volunteered to serve with the Colorado Army National Guard in Iraq, where I deployed to Ramadi, Iraq from 2005-2006. I left the Army Guard in 2007 and started looking for more adventure. I found it several months later with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. I retired in 2017 out of the Bureau of Land Management Office here in Klamath Falls. 

Fitness journey…

I have always had a passion for fitness – completing the JFK 50 miler, small triathlons, and lots of running “for fun.” One of my wild-land-firefighter sister’s recommended I give CrossFit a go. The very next day I walked into Eugene CrossFit and started my journey, AND LOVED IT!! Since then I have been a part of a few other gym's, but feel that I have found my place here at CF Hogback. 

How has CrossFit impacted your life?

After moving to Southern Oregon, I tried a couple different CrossFit gyms, but none seem to fit what I was looking for. I was so happy when CrossFit Hogback came along, it gave me a chance to feel like a family again, something I missed from the military. CrossFit has given me a balance in my life, and the people I’ve met through my journey have become my friends and family. 

Goals…

My current goal is to master the pull-ups and obtain/maintain an excellent fitness level. Also, I want to focus on getting stronger and increasing my capacity on back squats. 

Advice to others…

I love CrossFit! It doesn’t matter if you’re broken from multiple deployments or life in general, you can still participate! Accountability is important, no matter where you are at in your fitness journey.  

Why CrossFit Hogback?

CrossFit Hogback has educated me on the importance of life balance through fitness. The structure and classes are very nice to have for accountability. The relationships built within this gym has given me a positive outlook on my path towards longevity in my life. 

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