Each week, we’re going to highlight one of our amazing members here at CrossFit Yellow Rose. Our members all have some pretty incredible stories to tell, and we want to share them with the world!
For this edition of the spotlight, we called on Jake! Jake has been training with us for over a year now and has made some fantastic progress along the way. Check out our quick Q&A with Jake!
Tell us a little about yourself in 5 sentences or less. Where are you from? Are you a parent? What are your hobbies? Anything unique about your life you want to share? (etc etc)
I have three wonderful, annoying, beautiful, tiring, and loving children. And I believe you all have met by better half, Brooke, who started at the gym a few months ago (and loves it as I do). I work in a corporate planning role. It is more exciting than it sounds! I grew up outside of Washington D.C. in Northern Virginia and went to school in Charleston, SC. I moved to Houston chasing the aforementioned bride.
Why did you start CrossFit? What was life like before?
I have always been very active but found myself getting very bored with my routine…..I ran around memorial park a million times and went through the same motions week after week. I had obviously heard about CrossFit and how “hardcore” it was. Thought I would give it a shot and after only a few weeks began to feel stronger….I was hooked!
How has life improved?
Aside from the physical benefits, I was most surprised by the additional confidence that it gave me….in all aspects of my life.
What do you love most about Yellow Rose?
Overall very positive environment. From the coaching to the folks sweating next to you in the workout. I never feel pressured to do anything above and beyond what I am ready for, and there’s great guidance from ALL of the coaches. Rachel and Clark have really created a great thing here… Brooke and I talk it up to almost anyone who will listen!
What would you tell someone on the fence about starting CrossFit?
Don’t be scared. It’s not as hardcore as people say or think! You can go at your own pace and the folks working out next to you won’t make you feel like you are behind. It’s a seriously great environment here at Yellow Rose.
Thank you so much for being such an awesome part of our community, Jake (and Brooke!)! We love having you here and can’t wait to see you continually progress!
If you’re ever interested in giving CrossFit a try with us, reach out to [email protected] and we’ll get you all set up!