Cristal Pina was turning 30 in July and back in January made a goal to lose 30 pounds by her 30th birthday. CrossFit has been a big part of her journey. After four years of having a membership at a regular gym (and never going) she joined College Station CrossFit and in the first month she went more times than the four years previously. She also talks about some of the key nutrition changes she made to help her lose weight. You will get so much from Cristal's story, enjoy!
Samanatha Meister shares her fitness journey on the podcast today. In 2010 she decided it was time for a change and attended a boot camp with a friend. She went on to lose 40 pounds! A couple years later she mustered the courage to walk into a CrossFit gym and has been doing CrossFit ever since. Her story is powerful and inspiring, enjoy!
Jessie and Dusty Lee started their fitness journeys separately but 6 months ago joined College Station CrossFit together. On the podcast they share how much more connectivity this one thing has added to their marriage. This is a fun interview packed with motivation. You will just love hearing their story along with the comments each one makes to the other ENJOY!
Dallas Cooper is one of the friendliest guys I know. He shares his fitness journey on the podcast today which includes having to take some time off after a back injury a few years ago. I think his story will speak to anyone who has ever had doubt after suffering from an injury. Dallas has learned how important it is to take care of his body before and after workouts. People often neglect these areas because they are in a hurry to leave or they arrive late to class. Listen to Dallas on the podcast today and learn how to avoid injury or come back from an injury.
Shelbie Hebert is on the podcast today and her story has much to do with the birth of her son, Case. Her story is so inspiring and real. You may need a box of tissues to get through this one. Not to worry, they will be tears of joy. Shelbie is an inspiration in the gym and a great example of a faithful servant to the Lord.
Chris Field ran his first marathon at the age of 19 in 5 hours and 10 minutes and has since ran 21 marathons. He is currently training to run the Houston marathon this January in 3 hours and 20 minutes. Chris shares his fitness journey and it includes so much about running. If you're a runner you will love this episode! He has an incredible story that also includes much of his personal life. Chris is one of the most genuine guys I know. He is a father, husband and the founder of Mercy Project. Thanks to Chris our community hosts one of the largest marathons in Texas, he started the BCS Marathon. You will be inspired by listening to Chris share his story!
This week I interview Julie Crawford who has been one of our longest members at CSCF. Julie started here back in 2007 in our mommy boot camp. After the boot camp she joined one of our small group personal training programs then made the big jump into CrossFit the summer of 2011. She has been very consistent since then and one of the coolest parts of her story is that through her example she led her daughter (Kelsey Crawford - Ep. 23) to start CrossFit. Julie's story will inspire you to take the next step in your fitness journey.
Michael Whitehead played golf at Rice University a few years back and now is a proffessional golfer. Have you ever wondered how you become a pro golfer? Listen to Michael share his fitness journey and talk about how much working out benefits him on the range. He has a passion for his sport, a passion for fitness and a passion for people. You will enjoy listening to him share his fitness journey and be inspired by his work ethic!
Beth Deuermeyer started her fitness journey at 267 pounds and was the very first guest on the Building Better People Podcast. She is back to give us an update on her progress. She stated two goals when I interviewed her at the end of the year in 2016:
(1) be able to jump on a 12" box
(2) compete in a crossfit competition
She has already accomplished her goals! Listen to her share her new goals and her experience competing in her first crossfit competition. Beth is an inspiration to everyone at the gym and you will love hearing her words of encouragement on this episode!
Chris Anderson was 305 pounds when he had a major wake up call which got him back in the gym. He bent over to pick up some laundry and his back went out on him. He was laid up on the ground for 45 minutes unable to get up. He had several minutes in that moment to think about where he had gotten from not taking care of his health which inspired him to go on and lose 70 pounds. He shares the ups and downs of his fitness journey and about a special phrase he reminds himself of often...I am "not dead yet". Listen to hear his inspirational story!