Athlete of the Week
Name: Gary McCrummen
Age: a very young 55
Single/married/family? Happily married to my jr high sweetheart, 2 adult sons Rick and Thomas (owner at sincity crossfit west) married to Laurie and parents of the greatest grandchild ever, Clayton
Favorite activity outside of CrossFit? Speed, in multiple forms , hot rods, drag boats, sand cars etc.
Favorite workout music? Sean would say Celine Dion, but he lies. Classic rock, Acdc, Scorpions, Survivor, Linda even requested Elvis to be funny, but it was good.
Favorite place to eat? We live at Cheesecake, but I love The Dillinger in Boulder, (gotta support our fellow crossfitter from main gym) Grant
Do you you, or did you play any sports? We have always been more into family activities, water and snow skiing, dune buggies etc.
How long have you been crossfitting? A little over a year, It has been very challenging, yet incredibly rewarding. My range of motion is still horrible, but improving. We love our friends there, our favorite thing about crossfit is the camaraderie
How many times a week do you crossfit? Everday that we are in town, we are fortunate to own a couple vacation homes out of state.
Which SinCity location do you workout at, and how did you get started there? We train at South, we love all three locations and appreciate all the trainers at each facility, Thomas forced us to try crossfit and South had just opened in lower Anthem, where we were living, so we got started, and haven’t changed. We do go to West once weekly to see our grandson, who I am convinced will be able to do a muscle up before I can
Favorite movement? Walking out the door after the workout ..lol
Favorite workout? Linda, actually, we have to do an abbreviated Linda, but it is still the three bars of death (appropriately named) after my lovely wife.
Least favorite movement? Anyone that knows me, knows the answer to this BURPEES, they should be considered cruel and unusual punishment.
Best Fran time: I suck, mid 9 minutes.
1 rm Clean and jerk: I think 195 but it was poor form, all horsepower.
Best cindy score: 16, I enjoyed Cindy, but I still need to improve we need to do it again
Why do you go to SCCF? we have trained in a gym almost our whole lives, and both of us were totally stagnate, my weight was not good, my body hurt and we were not going to change if we didn’t change. So after Thomas seriously forced us to try, we were hooked, now we look forward to it… does that sound nuts to anyone else, I have lost 35 lbs. and more importantly 15% bodyfat, my joints are still sore, Marty recommended getting away from wheat and dairy, so I’m going to try that.
Who is your favorite trainer? That’s like asking who your favorite child is, everyone of them has made a tremendous impression on us. I do really appreciate how passionate Thomas is about Crossfit, it makes me want to try harder. I am so proud of Billy, Shain and Tj for getting this going in Las Vegas. I really appreciate the special attention that Bobbie gives me, it bothers me that I need it, but I am grateful for it. Max makes all the workouts really fun and enjoyable, at least that’s what he says before we start.
What is something people would be surprised to know about you? I used to be intelligent
How has crossfit improved your life? There is no substitute for confidence, Crossfit has definitely made us more confident. I know that I am not the best athlete, but I know that if I just keep going I will finish, it may not be pretty, and I may not win, but I am improving.
What or who inspires you the most? Our daughter in law just had our first grandson less than 9 months ago and just took 3rd in the west coast fitness bikini competition. She actually got Thomas started in CrossFit, now they own their own business that is truly improving the lives of everyone that will commit
Biggest achievement since you started/ what you are most proud of? I can see my abs again.
What are your fitness goals for this year? My goal is to get back to my high school graduation weight which was a solid 218, I want to get my bodyfat below 15% I want to get to the point I can RX the workouts, then get to the point where I can do them unbroken. I need to improve on my range of motion and my overall flexibility