Wednesday 161026

6 Rounds
Row 300(250) Meters
Rest 2 minutes between each round

*score is the slowest interval

Post Result to BTWB

Garret and his much better half, Stephanie, after a nice walk up Pike's Peak.

Garret and his much better half, Stephanie, after a nice walk up Pike’s Peak.

Verve, have you been to the night classes in the past year? Have you seen a man dancing non-stop when Nelly comes on the radio. Well if you haven’t introduced yourself (which you should) meet the man behind the dance, Garret Mueller

Hometown?
Emerson, Nebraska

Age?
28

Occupation?
Investment Banker 

What do you like to do in your free time?
I always say my favorite hour of every day is my daily workout at Verve. Beyond that, I enjoy reading – my goal is to get through at least one new book a month. I’m actually looking for book recommendations, so if anyone has any shout it out in the comments! I used to be an avid golfer, but haven’t been out as often as I’d like since moving to Denver. I also love sports and am looking forward to getting to some Avalanche and Nuggets games this winter.

How long have you been a member at CrossFit Verve?
Just over one year.

What is your background in sports and fitness?
I played football and basketball and ran track in high school. Before finding CrossFit, I’d always been good about going to the gym, but definitely fell into the mind-numbing rut of “Weights M/W/F, Cardio T/Th/S.”

What changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CrossFit?
First and foremost, I’ve really benefitted from Verve’s emphasis on mobility and a proper warm up. I have really poor mobility in my shoulders (as anyone who has seen me try to overhead squat knows), but a year of consistent mobility work has led to a noticeable increase in my range of motion – especially in my shoulders and hips. I’ve also made huge strides in my gymnastics. Prior to joining Verve, I had never done a bar muscle up and never touched a set of rings – now both types of muscle ups are among my favorite movements.

Has CrossFit influenced your life outside of the gym? If so, how?
Definitely. CrossFit has encouraged me to think about fitness beyond what happens in the gym – such as sleep and nutrition. For example, I didn’t really think about what I ate before starting CrossFit – I definitely didn’t think about things like meal planning. Now I dedicate time on Sundays to preparing my food for the week. More importantly, Verve is the first place that made Denver feel like “home” to me. I think one of the toughest things about relocating is finding a new social circle and building new relationships. Through Verve, I’ve found a lot of like-minded people that I’ve really enjoyed getting to know.

What’s your favorite benchmark workout?
Karen (150 Wall Balls for time).

Any advice for someone just starting?
Trust the coaches and use them as a resource. There’s so much knowledge in the minds of the staff at Verve and they go above and beyond to put each member in a position to succeed, not just in the daily WOD, but in our constant pursuit of our long-term goals.

Comments

  1. Shorty Jen :

    Karen?! 😉 I’m more than happy to lend you The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday once I finish the last few chapters. Also, I see double dates are in order with the upcoming Avalanche season!

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