What made you decide to join the RIV?
My wife had been doing the WODs for almost a year before I joined. I was committed to my swimming and various lifting and cardio programs, but after watching one of the in-house competitions, I knew I was missing out on something new and challenging…and I wanted in.
How has the RIV helped you achieve some of your fitness goals?
The RIV has helped me primarily become more confident with working harder at my weaknesses and accepting that it takes time to achieve my goals. However, once I’ve achieved my PR, time to make new ones.
What has been your favorite workout? What have you improved the most?
My favorite workout was from a STRONGMAN class:
50 power cleans @body weight
50 cal row
40 back squats @body weight
40 cal row
30 power cleans @body weight
30 cal assault bike
20 front squats @body weight
20 cal assault bike
10 power cleans @body weight
10 burpees over the bar
Thank goodness it was a partner WOD.
I’ve improved most with my lifting. I still have a lot to achieve, but as my technique improves, the weight is slowly going up.
What is your favorite part of the RIV?
My favorite part of the RIV is watching my fellow athletes go all in with the WODs. It doesn’t matter how old, young, fast, slow, strong, or new you are to the RIV. We’re all doing the WODs together and cheering each other on through the pain, sweat, and satisfaction when it’s all over. Then on to get a shake made by the multi-talented Gabby.