Gary’s “before” photo in early May
Our September Member Spotlight is our boy GARY!!!! Gary was here for a project for work, and he actually just went back home to Louisiana,
Gary’s “after” photos upon going home to Louisiana in early September
but he will be back to finish up the job in a few weeks. In all, he will spend around four months with us and I’m not sure we’ve seen a quicker transformation. Gary’s photos when he first joined us are on the left. He worked hard, came to the gym 4-5 times a week, did extra work on the side, and the results are just amazing (the after photos are to the right). Gary is a true testament to what hard work and dedication can do. Let me repeat…….you get results like this because of HARD WORK! I’ll keep this a short rant, but too many people these days want results like this….but they aren’t willing to work. Folks, there is no easy route. There is no shake or 3 minute workout that can do this. There is only hard work and dedication. Gary dedicated a lot of time and effort to get to this point. Be like Gary.
On top of all that, Gary was just great to have in class. Always a great attitude, throwing around funny one-liners….and of course the Louisiana accent! We don’t hear that accent much around here!!! Gary will continue doing CrossFit in Louisiana and we will definitely miss his presence around the gym. Good luck with everything Gary! Keep in touch!
Name: Gary Weems
Hometown: Monroe, LA, Quachita Parish High School
Favorite Teams: New Orleans Saints, LSU Tigers
Occupation: Welder on natural gas pipelines
Why and when did you start CrossFit? I started on May 4, 2016. I was unhappy with the way I looked and the poor shape I was in. I knew I’d be away from my family for a few months for work, so I wanted to give them the surprise of a new me when I got back.
Favorite Lift: Back Squat
Least Favorite Lift: Overhead squats!
What was your first workout and what did you think of it? I did my first few workouts during foundations classes. One was a 5 minute AMRAP, 5 burpees, 5 box jumps, 5 wall ball. After finishing the only thing I could think about was the pitiful shape I was in!!!
Greatest CrossFit Achievement so far?: Competing the workout called “Murph” is my best achievement so far. I wanted to finish in under an hour. I wasn’t sure if I would be able to, but I did it!
CrossFit Goal for 2016 and beyond: My ultimate goal is to get a muscle-up!
Additional comments? I think CrossFit 203 has a great group of coaches who take extra time to teach people the correct way to do all the lifts and workouts we do, and really look out for our well-being. It has been great for me to start the road to a healthier lifestyle with you guys.
Starting the partner sled drag WOD
Perry getting his first shot at tire flips
Elsa leaning into that big tire
I think we found Brook’s game face!
Arun switching his grip on the big tire
Peter flying through those tire flips
Christian getting after the altas stones
Monica going solo with the sled drag!