- Where did you grow up? Tomball Texas, it’s a little suburb of Houston, Texas.
- How long have you been Cross Fitting? Six months officially but have been lifting weights etc., most my life.
- What is your favorite WOD and why? Anything with lifting, but probably Grace.
- What’s your favorite lift and why? It’s hard to give a favorite but probably the clean and jerk because it is a relatively new skill for me.
- What’s your least favorite CrossFit move and why? Double-unders! The “why” is obvious when you watch me attempt them. Have to admit burpees run a close second, the “why” is obvious when you do them.
- What do you think is the biggest myth about CrossFit? Not sure if it’s a myth, but the perception when I talk to people about CrossFit is that it’s just a really hard workout. CrossFit is more though; it’s strategy, athleticism, ability, courage, humility, learning new skills, determination on a number of levels, and a sense of community. It’s hard to put into words how all of that relates to each other, so you just have to come in and experience it.
- What’s your favorite non-Cross Fit activity? Spending time with my beautiful wife of 18 years, Geena, and my daughter Emma.
- What is your nickname? No nick name, but growing up playing football no one calls you by any other name but your last. I didn’t discover I had a first name until my twenties.
- What do you do for a living? I’m a tire guy and have been with Discount Tire for 18 years, great company. If you want to know our story read “6 Tires No Plan.”
- What’s something about you that people probably don’t know? I do Yoga, although flexibility is not my strength.
- If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? Grilled chicken breast and sweet potatoes.
- What was the last book you read? “The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything” by Stephen M.R. Covey.
- What impact has Cross Fit had on your life? I feel better and probably in the best all around shape of my life. I was lifting weights at the rec-center and had a tendency to neglect any cardiovascular, flexibility, balance, and range of motion work. The result was feeling stiff and slow. Modig gives you the best variety of fitness disciplines in a much shorter amount of time.