Each month, we will profile a Grand Trunk CrossFit member who has seen incredible results since joining our “box”.
It is our hope, that by showing you what can be accomplished through regular workouts and a commitment to fitness, you will be encouraged to take the leap and come in for a workout.
This month’s spotlight is on Brian Patrias, a Grand Trunk member since 2016.
When did you join Grand Trunk, and why?
Brian: I joined back in February of 2016 after moving to New Hudson in October of 2015. It was a progression from starting in 2014 in Florida. I restarted because I knew CrossFit gave me good results and I enjoyed the competition.
What do you enjoy most about GTCF and CrossFit?
I enjoy putting myself through the pain of each WOD and attempting to improve each day. Most days, I’d rather CrossFit than sleep in. CrossFit has become an interest I prioritize and I continue to work at it. I also get to work out with some athletic individuals and coaches at 5:30 a.m. and have made CrossFit a part of the family’s routine.
What is your favorite movement?
What is a CrossFit goal you have achieved that you are most proud of?
Pistols. I’d never thought I’d be able to do one.
What is a current goal you are working on and hope to accomplish?
I have many lifting goals I’m working towards that are on the goal board. To keep me on track I am also looking at doing one of the local CrossFit competitions.
What advice would you give a new member or someone who is thinking about trying CrossFit?
For someone who is thinking about trying, don’t be intimidated. The lingo, the movements and the equipment can all be a little scary at first. We’ve all been there.
As for new members, stick with it and you will improve. It may take one year to complete one double-under or a pull-up. Then you work on stringing them together. Everything is a progression.
How has CrossFit impacted your life outside of the gym?
It allows me to kick ass on my everyday farm chores.
What is a fun fact that people might not know about you?
I do not watch television or see movies.
If you could create your own WOD, what would it be?
1000m row buy-in, then:
16 dumbbell snatches (50 lb)
8 thrusters (115 lb)
Fill in the blank: I CrossFIt (because/so I can): I CrossFit because I like it.
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