Rick describes himself as a gym rat, having dedicated himself to many years of traditional body building workouts to put some mass onto his 6’+ frame that at one point weighed less than 140 pounds. David, co-owner of CrossFit Strongsville, introduced him to CrossFit and after a bit of resistance, Rick decided he needed a new fitness regimen that would improve his cardiovascular endurance. While he had put on some muscle mass, he had completely disregarded any form of conditioning and found himself often out of breath from climbing a flight of stairs. Within a few months, he lost a full notch in his belt loop and gained a new definition of fitness. He began chasing performance instead of something to keep him awake between sets of lat pull downs and calf raises. CrossFit has given him an athletic outlet, a constant pursuit of knowledge, and a sustainable, measurable fitness regimen.
In Rick’s words: “I enjoy being able to see a member join our gym who has extremely limited range of motion make progress each class and improve their mobility to do things they never thought possible.”
- CrossFit Level 1