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East Dallas CrossFitCrossFit workouts are comprised of constantly varied functional movements (like pushing, pulling, squatting, lifting, running) executed at high intensity. The workouts themselves are completely scalable, which means that a new participant and a CrossFit veteran can complete the same workout with changes in load and intensity. CrossFit workouts will deliver phenomenal fitness in and of themselves or as a compliment to your sport-specific training regime. If you're interested in joining us at East Dallas CrossFit for a free 1 on 1 intro session or free Saturday workout, click here for more details.
Since starting his CrossFit journey at EDCF, Justin has always been one to crave knowledge. He has applied himself to our program since day one and is always striving to get better as a coach and athlete. We are proud to announce him as our second newest coach at EDCF. Justin coaches Wednesday evenings so stop by and enjoy one of his classes! A little more from Justin:
“I’m originally from a small gulf coast town in Southeast Texas and moved to Dallas in 2009 for more opportunity with the added bonus of less humidity. I’ve been involved in competitive athletics in some capacity for as long as I can remember and “working out” since starting middle school in the 6th grade. To say that some of the strength and conditioning methodologies I’d been exposed to prior to discovering CrossFit in 2013 weren’t exactly sound would be an understatement to say the least.
Before trying CrossFit, I found myself in the lull of going periodically to a globo gym with just mirrors and earbuds to keep me company; gradually getting bored and falling back on the same workout regiments over and over again. Once I caught word from a few different friends and put in a little research, I knew it was time for a change and signed up for the Prep Course. CrossFit and EDCF specifically, for me, had everything I was looking for in regards to programming, atmosphere and community. I’d been missing the competitive environment with friends to hold me accountable. A laid back, but educational and instructive setting coupled with like-minded individuals all with a common goal.
In May of 2014, I received my CrossFit Level 1 Certificate to further my education and take the next step to continued health, self-improvement and to help others meet their own personal goals.”
Check out the July newsletter HERE if you haven’t done so yet!
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EDCF is proud to present the newest addition to our team, Coach Drew. We are excited to add Drew’s knowledge and passion for CrossFit to our EDCF team. Drew will be coaching Thursday evenings to start off so make sure to say hi! A little more about Drew..
I come to Dallas by way of Kentucky, Georgia and North Carolina. In my day life I’m a lawyer, and I recover from those shenanigans at the CrossFit gym.
I stumbled on to CrossFit in 2008 and have been obsessed ever since. In my prior life I was a swimmer who swore I’d never run and then became a runner who refused to swim. I’ve run three marathons, countless half marathons for which I refuse to train (thanks CrossFit!), and one ill-advised triathlon, and conquered a 5K lake swim (never again). In my CrossFit life, I was a regionals qualifying athlete in 2010 and 2011.
I am CrossFit Level I, Power Lifting, Olympic Lifting, and Mobility certified and I have additional training in kettlebells. I have a special interest in helping women get stronger than they ever thought possible and I’ll probably always put more weight on your bar. I absolutely love coaching and finding new ways to help people conquer movements they find challenging.
My outside of CrossFit hobbies include being jealous of my husband’s flexibility, playing with our two adorable dogs (Howie and Lulu), and dreaming of the next time I’m going to visit Africa (my favorite travel destination).
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Meet you July Member of the Month, Jason Anderson. Jason came to us in pretty bad shape. I could tell he was only there because his wife, Angelica, dragged him in. I could also tell there were many places he would have rather been and many other things he’d rather be doing. After getting over that initial hump, Jason now has one of the best attendance rates of any of our members. He has made a complete 180 since his start and is one of the core members of our 6:30am class. Most notably, Jason came in second place in our Spring Body Composition challenge by gaining 16lb of muscle and losing 13lb of fat in just 9 weeks which is almost unheard of! He is strong as an ox and loves the heavy stuff. That being said he also hates anything remotely aerobic (but we’re working on it). Jason and Angelica are also celebrating the birth of their first child who was born on July 5th. Keep it up man. EDCF is proud of what you’ve accomplished in a year!
1. When did you join EDCF? How did you find the gym? What was your first impression or how did that first workout go?
Last July (2013). When we moved to Lakewood. First workout was horrible. Threw up peanut butter cup cereal within the first 15 seconds. (Haha no joke!)
2. What class time do you attend the most, are there any regular members you work out with at that time?
6:30 am class with Zach, Carson and Lindsey.
3. Tell us a little about yourself, What is your life like outside the gym? Where do you work, do you have kids/pets/husband/bf/partner?
What is your favorite hobby outside the gym?
My first son was born July 5th. We will be married for 6 years this July. I am a principal at Strait Capital and head of the fund administration department.
4. What do you like about CrossFit or EDCF that keeps you coming back?
The people and the variety I the exercises. Ryan always switches it up so I never get bored and I still get sore after one day.
5. What is you favorite lift or exercise or type of workout? What is one of your short term and long term goals?
Favorite lift is high-bar back squats and dumbbell rows. Long term goal is to be able to do double unders and toe to bars. Short term goal is to continue to go workout with a new child waking me up through out the night.
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