2018 June: Tim Wilson

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I am…. Blessed with an awesome, supportive wife and two incredible kids
I like
…warm weather (finally here!), coffee, Saturdays in the summer, and routine
I dislike… February in Ohio, sharks and snakes, and week 5 of the open generally speaking
I eat… much different than when I began this journey. Have subscribed to counting macros and it has opened my eyes to the type of fuel and nutrition your body needs. Also allows so much more freedom than anything I’ve tried to this point.
I will… open up when prompted but am not nearly as social as my wife. CCF has helped me in this regard greatly, so many awesome people.

Tell us a little bit about yourself, hobbies, occupation, etc… I am 32, live in Centerville, and work for an insurance & finance company out of Wisconsin.   I have a son Charlie, age 4 and a daughter Kate, age 1 (going on 13) and am married to Amanda, who joined CCF last June. I like to play golf but do a lot less now that CCF is a part of my life. We love to travel as well and have tried to get better at committing to do so.

What brought you to Centerville Crossfit and CrossFit in general? I was introduced to CrossFit by a friend who organized a drop-in class as part of a bachelor party. On the flight home, I googled CrossFit gyms, saw CCF was close to my home and signed up for the elements course. I came to this place with a history of wasted gym memberships, bad habits, poor physical health, and waning motivation. Something clicked once I started and as a result, CCF has impacted my life more dramatically than I ever could have imagined.

What goals have you achieved? What are your new ones? My first official CCF workout was “FRAN” . It took me 17 Minutes with a scaled thruster, doing banded pull-ups while the coach physically pushed me up over the bar. Every time I see Fran on the schedule it’s an opportunity to see how far I’ve come….So this past month I finished in 4:35 RX. It’s not anything to print on a shirt, but it’s the most tangible evidence I have, besides photos, to show where I started and where I am now.
New Goals are to continue to make progress. Complete the open and improve my standing, focus on my weaknesses, and continue to show up and work.

What is your favorite movement? I am a fan of anything gymnastics related… if it’s on the bar, sign me up.

What is your least favorite movement? I continue to have a love/hate with double-unders. They seem to come and go. The best advice I have received around hating movements is that I should try to make the ones I hate, my absolute favorites. Tell yourself you love them. Sounds counterintuitive, but I promise it works.

What is your favorite quote or words to live by? “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

Do you have any advice to new members or someone thinking about joining? Do not be intimidated by what you have seen or heard. This place will meet you exactly where you are in your journey. I have benefited greatly from both the physical training and the mental and emotional support the culture and people here provide. This community is unlike any other, take a chance, you will not regret it.

What do you love about Centerville CrossFit? The coaches, the members, the culture and the standard of excellence.

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