When and how did you get started with RCF?

August of 2018 I searched for crossfit gyms in the area and RCF was the closest and had the best reviews online. I was told that I would enjoy crossfit from my friends and they were indeed right.

Occupation: I am currently a master’s student in mechanical engineering at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. My emphasis is in applied and computational mathematics and mechanics. I enjoy school and will be pursuing a PhD after my masters degree.
Age: I am 23 years old.
Favorite WOD: I enjoy lifting WODs the most.
Favorite Movie: Don’t really have a favorite. Movies such as Good Will Hunting are always worth watching many times over.
Favorite Food: Blue rare steak.
Personal: Get married and start a family with my lovely fiance Halley!
Professional: Graduate in a year and then work on a PhD. Someday become a faculty of a college.
What time do you usually attend and what’s the best part about working out with that group?

I attend the 5:30 a.m. WODs and then attend the barbell classes on Monday and Wednesday. Once in awhile Halley and I will go to yoga as well. The 5:30 a.m. group is awesome. Very consistent and the type of people who like waking up early to get a good start on the day! A very inviting class! The lifting crew for barbell is its own special group of meat heads that I also enjoy working out with and watching others PR.

What’s in your most frequently used emoji tab?

I don’t use emojis

What’s the first CD you ever bought?

I have never boughten a CD.

What’s the last thing you searched for on Google?

I was researching definitions for my functional analysis homework on set theory.

You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?

It would be a very dark purple because purple is an awesome color. No other reason.

What is something we don’t know about you?

I enjoy playing music and can play several instruments.

Advice to new members or someone looking to start CrossFit:
Crossfit is an outstanding community environment. The heart of what crossfit is attracts good people by its very nature. Don’t ever be intimidated or think others will judge you on movements that you struggle with. You will only find encouragement from others in your own success and improvement. If you struggle to motivate yourself to include cardio in your workouts, crossfit is a great medium for that cardio. Having others around you struggle to complete the same workout and sometimes make it a friendly competition makes it a fun environment to work on personal health goals! I know that I will forever be a part of crossfit now that I have been introduced.