Our theme for this month is Vantage "OG's"! Ryan has been since almost the beginning! We're so grateful for his commitment to Vantage!
Tell us a little about yourself?
I am from Ankeny, Iowa and moved to Colorado in 2007 the day after I graduated from the University of Iowa. I work as a Director of National Accounts for Apex Systems, a Technology Consulting Services company.
How and when did you get started with CrossFit?
I believe I was the very first email that Chris and Amanda ever received for Vantage back in 2012 and I participated in one of the first Foundations classes back at the old 38th Ave location. I looked into CrossFit because I never could find a workout program that actually motivated me and kept me engaged. Obviously, I have found that in CF Vantage.
What recreational activities/hobbies to you do/have?
Love to ski, golf, eat and drink!
What is your favorite cheat meal?
Unfortunately, most of my meals are cheat meals… But Pizza – specifically the Brooklyn Bridge from Blue Pan Pizza with a bunch of IPAs.
What is your favorite thing about CrossFit?
Favorite Movement – Squat Clean & Jerk
Favorite WOD – Grace
Favorite Activity at Vantage – Scream profanities at Chris Cooper mid-WOD
What kind of positive affect has CrossFit had on you and your life?
It helped me be able to dunk until the age of 33. Still have 9 months to do it at age 34. It also has helped me understand my strengths and my weaknesses. Moreover, how to work hard & smart to overcome the weaknesses.