Rob has been a staple in the gym, so much so that when he is not there you can tell there is something different. He brings such an energy and you can tell that the gym is his outlet for life. We have really enjoyed seeing him grow over the last several months and it has become infectious to the people around him. He is a perfect example of what our community represents and strives for. He is humble, happy, and always hungry to be the best he can be, while making sure that others around him are lifted up with him.
We did a short interview with him so you all could get a glimpse at what we see everyday in the box, enjoy!
What are your passions?
My kids and family our my most immediate. I have a 19 year old daughter, Stephanie. Two son's Jason and Evan, ages 16 and 13. Stephanie is starting college and both boys are into Basketball and Scouting. What time is left over is spent with my wife of 22 years, her name is Becky. My hobbies are hunting, fishing and all the outdoor stuff that comes with it. Next June we are going to the Philmont Scout Ranch in northern New Mexico to hike some 100 mile in 8 day's, it helps to be in shape for that one.
Why did you join Ampersand?
I started CrossFit because my friend Doug was going to the gym and he started to to look good every time I saw him. I wanted to start feeling better about myself and I also knew that being in shape would help deal with the stresses of life. When I was younger I worked out with a gentleman named Coach Park's who had a workout that was like CrossFit to some way, so it seemed like a good fit.
What have you noticed different about yourself since starting CrossFit?
CrossFit has given me more energy and looking at life in a more positive light, not to mention I can fit into my jean's better. My big goal in life is to work hard to hopefully retire younger that older, and travel with my wife and experience our kids life. But, if that is not in the cards, it would be fun to take small weekend vacations. We live in such a great area with so much to do all year round. I want to experience as much stuff as life can open up to me. That's why it is important to stay in shape. CrossFit Shape. In the short term, it would be nice to do "over the bar burpee's", without stopping and rolled over in the corner of the gym.
What would say to someone looking into CrossFit, who may be on the fence?
I would recommend Crossfit to everyone, especially those getting back in shape, after some years off. Just show up, the program will motivate ya!