Member Spotlight: Shawn Penrice

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 Shawn Penrice, a member since June of 2017.

When did you join Grand Trunk, and why?

Shawn: I joined Grand Trunk in June of 2017. I’d been doing CrossFit for five years and had transitioned to training in my garage gym. I missed the community aspect of a box and the competitive push, which I found at Grand Trunk.

What do you enjoy most about GTCF and CrossFit?

The people. I’ve made some great friends at Grand Trunk, and I find this group to truly support people achieving their goals.

What is your favorite movement or lift?

I love barbell work. Cleans are my favorite movement.

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

My first year of CrossFit, I did Murph heavily scaled with banded pull-ups. The following year I beat that time RX with a 20 lb. vest

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

Currently training for Ironman. CrossFit is playing a huge role in core strength and ability to recover.

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

Let go of preconceived notions and try a few workouts. One of the awesome things about CrossFit is that workouts can be modified to your current ability while still giving you a great workout.

How has CrossFit impacted your life outside of the gym?

CrossFit and fitness have become a way of life for me and my family. Fitness is part of our daily lives, and it’s awesome to see my kids embracing fitness. I have also developed some of my closest friendships with people I met through CrossFit.

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

In April 2017 I completed the 50+ hour SealFit Kokoro camp which is modeled after Navy SEALs Hell Week.

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

21 clean & jerks

50 double-unders

15 clean & jerks

50 double-unders

9 clean & jerks

50 double-unders

Clean & jerk weight increases each round.

Fill in the blank: I CrossFIt (because/so I can): Be active with my kids and continue to push the limits of what I am capable of physically and mentally.

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