June Member of the Month

Ryan Carter/ Coach aka Rolling Thunder

Tell us about your family?

Married 14+ years to krista. 2 daughters. Kenzie 12 and Ryler 9.

Occupation?

I have been the head baseball coach at CCC since the fall of 1998.

When did you start Crossfit?

I don’t remember the date but it was at the old gym on 4th street. It was the summer they first op bed. Maybe 6 years ago. My memory is really bad.

What results have you seen?

Results?  I think the biggest result is my awareness to overall health and nutrition.  I eat much better now and take care of myself much better. My overall health is just much better than it was when I started.

Has your approach to crossfit evolved since you first started doing crossfit?

My approach has changed a lot. When I first started all I wanted to do was blow stuff out of the water. I enjoying killing myself everyday.  How age changes things. Now I want to maintain balance and prepare my body for down the road so I can stay active and feel good. I still like to push it to the redline from time to time but I want to feel like coming back the next day as well. It’s all about balance now.

What about crossfit do you think benefits athletes?

I think crossfit benefits athletes because of the diversity of movements. Athletes are required to move on multiple planes and have to incorporate power and timing into most of the movements. It can create explosive well rounded athletes.

What is your favorite workout?

I like any workout with a barbell.

What is you favorite Crossfit movement?

I like anything with a barbell.

What is your most memorable Crossfit experience?

My first one. Did Cindy and had to do jumping pull ups and the squats and push ups weren’t much better. Laid outside on the side walk wondering where I was and if this is what hell was like. Have been coming ever since.

What would you tell someone thinking of trying Crossfit?

it’s not for everyone. But neither is being awesome.

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