Member Spotlight: Kevin Babcock

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 Kevin Babcock, a member since January of 2017.

When did you join Grand Trunk, and why? 

Kevin: I joined in January of 2017. I was looking to try something different with my workouts.

What do you enjoy most about GTCF and CrossFit? 

I really appreciate the people at GTCF. The owners, coaches, members and families are great. Just really good, down to earth people. I really enjoy getting to know the other members and their families. I can say that a foundation is being built for solid friendships.

CrossFit is challenging, rewarding and humbling. For about an hour a day, you can forget about the day-to-day grind and focus on workouts that will push you to be better and you can do it with other people.

What is your favorite movement? 

My goal was to build leg strength and my core. I can’t say I enjoy all of these movements, or even like them. But I’m seeing results and hitting my personal goals.

What is a CrossFit goal you have achieved that you are most proud of? 

Couple of months into training we had a day of 1 rep maximum on shoulder press, deadlift and back squat or combo along those lines and I was able to hit the 1,000-pound mark.

What is a current goal you are working on and hope to accomplish? 

I’m going to figure out kipping.

What advice would you give a new member or someone who is thinking about trying CrossFit? 

There are a lot of preconceived notions about CrossFit. I’m not sure why and really don’t care. It is great to get out of your comfort zone and know that you can modify or scale to your ability and nobody is judging you. It has been great personally and the people have gone out of their way to help, teach and encourage.

If you want to challenge yourself and know you will be working with people around you that are going through the same challenge, at their own specific level of experience, it is an unbelievable experience.

Again…challenging, rewarding, humbling.

How has CrossFit impacted your life outside of the gym? 

I would again go back to meeting great people. The individuals and families are great. I really appreciate seeing all the kids and pets at the gym and social events. I also like when I’m traveling for work, or on vacation, and can go to another CrossFit gym and instantly fit in.

It becomes about the respect you have for others that are working through the same challenges and recognizing that everyone is working to better themselves while also be willing to help and encourage others.

What is a fun fact that people might not know about you? 

I’m one of six boys in my family and we are a very close family.

If you could create your own WOD, what would it be? 

It’s called “The Bab” and it’s for time:

25 pull-ups

50 deadlifts (135 LB)

50 bench press (135 LB)

50 24’ box jumps

50 T2B

50 kettlebell clean-and-press (35 LB)

25 pull-ups

Fill in the blank: I CrossFIt (because/so I can): Challenging, rewarding, humbling.

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