Athlete Spotlight : Drew Wight
When did you start CrossFitting? Who/what got you started?
I started at CFUJ in June 2016.
What got me started was 1.) having trouble tying my shoes, and 2.) being winded trying to play soccer with my kids in the yard.
What is your favorite/least favorite WOD?
Favorite – Grace; Least Favorite – 12 Days of Christmas
What is your favorite/least favorite movement?
Favorite- Back Squats, Least favorite- Double Unders.
Tell us a little bit about yourself (family, job, sports, interests, etc.)
Married to Christy for 14 years, 3 kids: Velvet (10), Boaz (8), Elijah (5). I am an outside salesman for CentraMark Technical Sales, a manufacturers’ representative firm. My hobbies include doing things outdoors such as hiking, camping, fishing. I find myself doing home “fix it” projects from time to time, and it is fun to learn how to do those things. Finally, I enjoy volunteering at in the community and at my church.
What was your workout routine before CrossFit?
I was stagnant after leaving my coaching/teaching position at Wylie HS in 2011.
What did you think after your first CrossFit workout?
My first WOD was Barbara , I remember getting 1.5 rounds in before tapping out and heading to the bushes out back. I thought how am I ever going to get back in shape if I can only last 6-7 mins in here!
What were your goals when joining CrossFit? Have you achieved any of those goals?
My main goal was to have better cardiovascular endurance/stamina, and I also was hoping to trim my gut. I can happily report that both areas have seen improvement.
Has CrossFit affected your life outside the gym?
The main difference has been treating my family better. I have more energy and can play with my kids, but I also don’t get as easily frustrated and am generally more kind to others.
Do you have any other special memories/ achievements during your time here?
The times that I try and fail, and try again and “get it” are my favorite moments. I also try not to take myself too seriously, so if I try something and fail horribly it is fun to laugh at my mistake.
What advice would you give to a newbie just joining CFUJ?
Start slow, stick with it, and don’t give up. You CAN do it, and the community is here to help encourage you daily!
Something you might not know about me is?
I am a former competitive folkstyle/freestyle wrestler.