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 Terry Newman, a Grand Trunk member since 2015.
When did you join Grand Trunk, and why?
Terry: I joined Grand Trunk CrossFit in January 2015 to get out of a rut and try to develop a healthier lifestyle.
What do you enjoy most about GTCF and CrossFit?
My favorite part of GTCF is the atmosphere Brooklyn and Diana Netherton have created and the people I have met. I can honestly say I have never had a bad day at the gym regardless of what I did or didn’t lift that day. The gym is a happy place for me.
What is your favorite movement?
Deadlifts. I pick things up and put them down.
What is a CrossFit goal you have achieved that you are most proud of?
Without a doubt, 500 lb. deadlift was pretty sweet and unexpected.
What is a current goal you are working on and hope to accomplish?
I am pretty content with where I am at, but knocking out a muscle up would be pretty sweet. (Lots of work to be done there.)
What advice would you give a new member or someone who is thinking about trying CrossFit?
Do it. I got into a CrossFit because my friend and his wife were raving about it and that peaked my curiosity. Shortly after GTCF opened next door to my work, Brooklyn walked over and said I should give it a shot. Best thing I’ve done for myself in a long time.
How has CrossFit impacted your life outside of the gym?
I like to think it has helped me break out of my comfort zone and become more social. It has helped give me more confidence outside of the gym and I try to carry that daily. It has helped me achieve goals I never would have thought about a few years ago.
What is a fun fact that people might not know about you?
In a former life I was an all-county swimmer and took first place at a conference meet my senior year of high school in the 500-yard freestyle. I’m also an Eagle Scout.
If you could create your own WOD, what would it be?
Fill in the blank: I CrossFIt (because/so I can): I CrossFit so I can be healthier and happier.
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