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October 2016

Congratulations to Eddie Murray for being our Athlete of the Month for the month of October. Eddie has been a regular at our 5:30 am class for over a year and often sets the bar high for the rest of the people for the day. Eddie came in with a strong endurance background and has only gotten better. He is very coachable, consistently works hard, and pushes others to work hard as well. We are lucky to have Eddie at our gym.

When did you become a member at Defiance West?

August 2015

What made you join Defiance West and why do you do it now?

To improve my overall endurance, strength and stamina for obstacle course racing. I continue because it has been an excellent compliment to running for my training. Also last year, just 3 months after joining the gym my performance from the previous years of obstacle course racing had improved tremendously.

What were your thoughts after your first workout?

That kicked my ass and this shit works….whew! I love it…!

What is your athletic background?

I played soccer and baseball in school. Winters, I skied and snowboards. Summertime, I enjoy mountain biking, hiking peaks. Always love being active.

What is your favorite movement or workout?

Movement, I have to admit I am a fan of the burpee. Workout would definitely be the Murph workout.

What is your least favorite?

Thrusters. They always beat my ass.

What has been your favorite or proudest moment since joining?

Completing my first muscle up. I couldn’t wait to tell my wife I did one!!! Recently I did 2 in a row and that was even cooler!

How has Defiance West changed your life, lifestyle, and level of fitness?

Like I said before it has improves all aspects of my overall fitness. It has been a fantastic addition to my active lifestyle. Defiance West has helped push me past my workout and fitness plateau.

What are your fitness goals for this year?

75 miles in the Worlds Toughest Mudder baby!!!!!!!!! P.S. Linking more muscle-ups would be cool too:)

What is something most people don’t know about you?

I actually am not a huge fan of running but it’s a necessity for my big passion; Obstacle course racing.

What advice would you give to people looking to get started at our gym?

The environment is motivating and the people here are awesome! All workouts can be adjusted to fit all fitness levels! See ya here!

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