This week Joe Shafer (55 years young) shares his fitness journey on the podcast. Joe recently competed in his first competition and is already signed up for the CrossFit Open. Joe's story is a great reminder of all the "other" benefits associated with working out. He has found a community at CSCF that he didn't have before. You will be touched by his words and be inspired to continue encouraging others on their journey, enjoy!
2017 was a big year for Ben and Suzete Bumguardner. They opened a new business in town, Alpha Sports Chiropractic, and are currently expecting their second child. Ben and Suzete grew up in the same small town and have known each other since the 6th grade. They talk about the dynamic of working together and how being a CrossFitter themselves helps them treat their patients. You'll learn so much about this sweet couple you probably didn't know, enjoy!
The Great Divide Mountain Bike Route (GDMBR) is Adventure Cycling's premier off-pavement cycling route, crisscrossing the Continental Divide north to south. The route starts in Banff, Canada, zigzags along the Continental Divide, climbs over isolated passes and finishes in Antelope Wells at the border of Mexico. In 2011 Billy was sitting on his couch, literally, and watched a documentary covering this extraordinary race. After watching it he decided to do it. Now Billy coaches endurance athletes. His story is proof that you really never know where your fitness journey will take you. Enjoy!
*You can learn more about Billy's coaching services on his YouTube channel:
Invictus Ultra-Distance Coaching
Charlie and Chris are back! Are you interested in learning more about the why behind the workouts you do at the gym? In this episode you will learn about how we currently program workouts at CSCF and what we have done in the past. Whether you are a competitive CrossFitter or someone who just comes to the gym to get in good workouts you will take something away from this episode. Enjoy!
Julie's wake up call occurred when she had to sit down in the shower to catch her breath. This moment led her to coming to our gym in the spring of 2017. Since then she has lost 56 pounds, 4 dress sizes, 4 pant sizes and 2 shirt sizes. Not to mention her outlook on life and herself has completely changed. Julie's story reminds us of what is truly possible when we act and surround ourselves with the right people. Enjoy!
Carol Rodriguez turns fifty this year and she is in better shape today than when she turned 40. She has actually been a long time friend and one of our first members at CSCF. Turning 40, nearly 10 years ago, led Carol and I to meet and her to beginning her CrossFit journey. In 2010, at the age of 41, Carol was on the College Station CrossFit Affiliate Team at Regionals. You will be inspired by her story, enjoy!
Need a nutrition plan for 2018? Listen to this! CSCF Coach, Jordan Whitehead, shares her knowledge on the subject of nutrition for our January seminar. She covers the 5 basic steps towards a healthier you in the coming year. At the end she gives the details for our January Nutrition Challenge. Enjoy!
McKay Siegel is the final guest on the Building Better People podcast for 2017! He shares his fitness journey along with some interesting facts about himself that you may not have known. McKay started CrossFit three years ago and has managed to keep it up amidst the business of a full time career, masters program at Texas A&M and growing family. He talks about how he finds time to do it all and prioritize it into his busy schedule. Prepare yourself to laugh a lot because McKay is a funny guy, enjoy!
This week Alex Russell shares his fitness journey which coincides with his giving up drugs and alcohol. He is 5 years clean and is now pursuing a PHD from Texas A&M in Health Education specifically in substance abuse and alcoholism. He is determined to help as many people as possible so they don't struggle like he did. Alex has come a very long way in his health and fitness. This is such a great example of the potential for life change when you start working out. Enjoy!
Chris and Charlie are back! This time Chris asks Charlie about the renovations happening at the gym and how decisions are made when it comes to handling growth. You will also get some background on how much the current space has changed and what is next at College Station CrossFit. Enjoy!