My life fitness has been a roller coaster to say the least. In high school I had no real training regiment. I played on the golf team and volleyball team but mostly I was engulfed in band. Those years are ones that I will never forget and have no regrets but from a fitness stand point they were also my worst. A little weight training here and there but nothing to build a foundation. College wasn’t much different. I didn’t play any sports in college and the time commitment for my degree made it difficult to focus any attention on working out. When I started working full time I would workout with the guys at the Y a few times a week but it was mostly machines and some bench presses, limited cardio (because I hated running). Cue my wife coming into my life. She is a runner and one year when we were down in Indianapolis for the mini marathon (me watching, her running) I really enjoyed the atmosphere and told her that day that I was going to run it the next year. After a chuckle and an eye roll she supported me in my new endeavor. After running the mini the next year and multiple ones after that I decided to step it up a notch and go for the full marathon. The training for a full marathon was something that I really didn’t enjoy so after two of them I called it quits for long distance running. A few months after that I was talking with a buddy of mine on the golf course and he convinced me to go try crossfit with him. My wife agreed and thought it was just another fad that I had to go through. That decision was one of the best I have ever made. Crossfit brings not only fitness into my life but a lifelong community that is second to none. Looking back, would I change things in my past as far as my fitness, maybe… But I would never want to change where it got me to.
Keith is certified in:
- Crossfit Level 1