Less Running, Better Results: Another CrossFit Success Story

What can a lifelong athlete who teaches PE at an elementary school learn from CrossFit?

Quite a lot, in the case of 28-year-old David Hawk.

David is one of CrossFit Autonomy’s most enthusiastic members. An endurance athlete, David has improved his 50k race time more than 25 minutes to five hours and twenty minutes.

David Hawk, displaying his finisher's medal after PRing in a 50k race.

David Hawk, displaying his finisher’s medal after PRing in a 50k race.

It’s all happened in just five months. And here’s the kicker: David now barely runs at all, outside his CrossFit classes.

“I’ve made huge strides in strength, flexibility and competitiveness,” says David.

He has high praise for CrossFit Autonomy owner and head coach Kevin Houston.

“Kevin always takes the time to explain the ‘why’ on  such things as foot positioning in weightlifting. As a teacher myself, I appreciate that. People are motivated to learn when they understand why they are being asked to do something.”

David finds the CrossFit short duration/high intensity approach “the complete opposite of what we’ve all been told all our lives about fitness.” He’s even started using some CrossFit-influenced ideas with his own students. One example is using Tabata air squats with a soccer team he coaches.

As a coach himself, David naturally sees the value in coaching. He likes the small class sizes of no more than eight at CrossFit Autonomy. There is plenty of one-on-one attention and accountability.

David also like the unique atmosphere: at once welcoming to all, but also competitive.

So David now finds “just running is boring.” He has made great strides in weightlifting and mastered some gymnastics movements, though his double unders still need work.

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David’s CrossFit journey began with him trying to do the workouts as prescribed on the main CrossFit.com website.

He now laughs of his naivete because “we all need professional guidance.”

And professional guidance is exactly what Kevin Houston and CrossFit Autonomy offer, regardless of your current fitness level.

So what are you waiting for?

Call Kevin today to begin your fitness journey.