We asked Fixx athlete, Bob Janus, a few questions about his CrossFit journey…
What brought you to CrossFit in the first place?
“I was a member of another gym and Brice was a trainer there. He was a great trainer so once I heard he was the new owner at CrossFit Fixx I joined up to participate in the Boot Camps.”
What was your first impression? How has that changed?
“The facility was impressive. It was clean and well organized. The instructors were engaged. But what really stood out most to me was the camaraderie amongst the athletes. Everyone is friendly and encouraging which makes for a very motivational environment. Nothing has changed. It’s a great place to workout!”
What was your first “bright spot”? (Positive moment)
“My first bright spot was when I moved on from Boot Camps and started participating in CrossFit workouts. When Covid hit there was a schedule change and the best time for me happened to be a CrossFit workout. I had seen previous CrossFit classes and thought that due to my age and an issue with my back I would not be able to do the complex exercises with weight. I was wrong. The instructors are very thorough and emphasize safety, proper form and scaling when necessary. I am now doing strength exercises that help me build my whole body. My strength is constantly improving, I have better agility, balance and endurance. Thank you Brice, Tawnya, Curtis, Kyle, Anna and all the athletes for your expert instruction and encouragement.”
What are you working on now?
“Exercise is just one element of a healthy lifestyle. Lately I have been working on nutrition. Thanks to Coach Heiselle I have been focused on eating a more healthy diet. Smart choices like lean protein, smart carbs and lots of veggies. She keeps me focused on eating right but not making ridiculous sacrifices which means I get to have the food (and wine) I love in moderation. I can live with that.”
What is your favorite FIXX memory?
“Believe it or not, my favorite Cross Fit memory is when I finally learned to jump rope. Whenever I tried in the past I felt like I was wearing clown shoes so I just jumped up and down while swinging the rope next to me. Brice “encouraged” me to do it properly and after time I was able to jump rope like the rest of humanity. Next up is double-unders.”
Do you have a favorite movement? Favorite WOD?
“My favorite movement is anything besides a Turkish Get Up – seriously. I enjoy a number of WODs. It’s too hard to choose just one. The varied exercises make each day a different workout and they keep me coming back for more.”