Member Spotlight – Terry Newman

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? 

Wall balls or slam balls, deadlifts, and the assault bike. I’m also a fan of pull-ups now. When did that happen?  

Fill in the blank: I CrossFIt (because/so I can): I CrossFit so I can be healthier and happier.   

If you’d like to schedule a free, no-sweat intro, sign up today! 

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