Who are you? What is something most people do not know about you?
My name is Gary. I don’t really know. I have to think about this for a minute… I played lacrosse in college! I left with an injury though. It was sad. During a game, I was stick checked on my left hand twice within a short time. I had been playing lacrosse since fifth grade and I loved it. It was hard to stop. I have also played hockey since a young age. I look forward to playing Men’s League Hockey when I move home to Vermont in the future.
Why do you keep coming back to Bellhouse CrossFit?
I like the variety of the workouts. It gives me a sense of sport. Since moving away from organized sport during college, I have found fulfillment in CrossFit. All of the gyms I attended in the past had structure. I appreciate that! I love that all I need to do is put on clothes, and the coach takes care of the rest. The programming at Bellhouse CrossFit is my favorite compared to other gyms in the area. After attending a few weeks, I fell in love with the coaches and the community. I can’t see myself at any other gym.
What are the accomplishments you are most proud of since joining the gym?
Being able to clean over 200 pounds. Just a few years ago I could not achieve this. Just the other day I was still able to clean 225 pounds! I consider this a huge accomplishment. I am coming up on my eight year CrossFit anniversary on October 1st. At Bellhouse, I had a personal record with weightlifting. My clean and jerk and deadlift have both increased.
How did you overcome some of the obstacles in starting your health journey?
Consistency and accountability are huge for me. I heard a quote, “I’m not where I want to be… but I know how to get there.” I have learned about nutrition and training thanks to the coaches. And since I travel for work, Bellhouse is my thirteenth different gym membership. Anytime I set up in a new place I need to get started right away to maintain consistency and accountability from the coach and community.
What is your current focus or goal in the gym?
I am currently working on cutting weight for gymnastics. I lost some weight during Nutrition Coaching at Bellhouse, and want to lose more. I have a plan and know if I stick to it, I will reach my goal by the end of the year.
What is your favorite fishing spot?
Mexico. You can get a super slam in one day. That is a bonefish, tarpon, permit, and a snook in one day.
What is your favorite exercise?
Cleans and Snatches
What is your favorite type of coffee?
Green Mountain Nantucket Blend
What is your dream date with your dog?
Hiking with my dog Clara in Vermont
What is your favorite get away place?