Friday Firsts: Meet Dan R.

Friday Firsts

Meet our newest athletes! You can follow Dan on Instagram @dandan_revolution

How long have you been at Max Oxygen? 1 month.

How did you get referred to Max Oxygen?Nick Nielsen.  We are family friends.  I told my brothers I wanted to do this and they had dropped in with Nick before.  I jumped in with both feet and just started! 

How many people know you're doing this CrossFit thing? (First rule: always talk about CF). Just friends and family I think!

Favorite thing about Max Oxygen so far: All of the different workouts.  I like the variety!  I don’t have a specific movement I enjoy most, but it’s cool meeting new friends.  I’ll let you know when/if I ever dread something! 

When do you typically WOD? Usually the 4:30 PM class.  

Tell us one thing we don't know about you from your high school days. I swam all throughout high school, I went to state for that.  I like CrossFit because it is like swimming in many ways.  Swimming is very much an individual sport, but there is also an important team aspect.  I’ve found this to be in true in CrossFit as well. 

Best thing you've learned about this experience: I’m a little more open to trying new things since starting.It is cool to try new things.  Workouts I didn’t think I could ever do, I am now completing.  I’m working on toes-to-bar.  I never thought I could do those, and now I’m really progressing.  

I enjoy the workouts a TON!  People are great, so I have no complaints!  

Who pushes you the most (during WODs)?The coaches push me the most.  I’ve had Coach Bryan and Coach Jess the most and they correct my form and changes I wouldn’t have noticed myself.  All of the coaches are great at that. 

How do you spend your free time?

Doing this (CrossFit)-ha!  I look cooking.  I’m a comic book nerd, so I look at Spiderman comics often and watch the movies!  

What is your 9-5 (job)?I’ m a Transformer at Pioneer (located in Johnston) for soybeans, so I make soybeans for production.