Jason R. is your December Athlete of the Month!

img_2764First and Last Name: Jason Richey
Age: 35
Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA

How long have you been with CrossFit Trifecta?
A little over two years

What’s your favorite WOD? (so far)
Cindy or Helen. I like the workouts where we are constantly changing. If I’m going to do 50 reps, I don’t want to know it.

What’s your least favorite WOD? (so far)
Karen or Isabel. See above.

In 3 words or less describe your average day at CrossFit Trifecta.
Motivating, Exhausting, Rewarding (every WOD, in that order)

What were you doing before CrossFit?
Going to 24-hour once or twice a month for 20 minutes before getting bored and leaving. So, walking to my car a few times a day really.

How did you hear about CrossFit and/or CrossFit Trifecta?
Some friends of mine were doing Crossfit in Encinitas and recommended I find a box near me. I looked up my area and found Trifecta. Came in to an open session on Saturday and haven’t left since.

Give us some insight as to your thoughts after your first workout at CrossFit Trifecta.
Humbling. I thought I was going to be sick and I couldn’t move for days. Funny thing is, I still feel that way after a hard WOD. That I still get my butt kicked two years later is what keeps me coming back each day.

Tell us a little about then vs. now. In regard to your fitness level before you found CrossFit Trifecta to now.
When I first started I couldn’t do a pull up, toe-to-bar, or much of any weight on the bar. After much help from all the coaches and other athletes, I’ve reached all my movement goals (strict pull-ups, HSPU, 200lbs+ squat). Just gotta get hand-stand walks and muscle-ups next!

Do you have any special or favorite CrossFit Trifecta memories/moments?
I would say the close community at Trifecta stands out the most. Even though I usually can’t join for the social events, everyone is always very friendly and welcoming. It’s great to find a place where everyone is so inviting, no matter how involved you are able to be outside of the workouts.

What advice would you give to someone just joining CrossFit Trifecta?
Do it! It’s a great experience. Just be sure to pay attention to yourself and your own bodies capabilities. It’s very easy to push yourself too hard when you see other people doing twice your weight or double your speed. Leave your ego at the door, find out what is right for you, and then go a bit harder each week.

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