I’m training… and working on technique for the Olympic lifts: snatch and clean and jerk. My focus for the summer is to learn the movements and to build overall strength. I enjoy the challenge of learning something new and want to get better at CrossFit-style workouts. All of that carries over to being better at the outdoor activities I love in the PNW. Also, my wife is a super strong powerlifter so I want to be able to keep up with her!
What I do with RenFitness is… use the gym access. The space is great, lots of open space and the right equipment you need to get stronger without the extras that get in the way at other gyms. RenFitness is one of the few gyms that allow you to do Olympic lifting movements, including using chalk and dropping the weight to the ground, which is important for safety when the bar gets heavier.
My favorite thing about training with RenFitness is… There is so much to like about RenFitness! I like the open warehouse space and fresh air in the summertime, I like the people and the friendly vibes, with dogs and families at the gym, and I like seeing the variety of stuff other members are doing, from powerlifting, kettlebells, prehab/rehab, sports-specific work, and more. It gives me ideas of movements to improve on and its a great atmosphere to train in. Of course, being able to use chalk and Olympic lift is a big plus!
I’d like to share with everyone that… I am originally from the Philly area but have lived in Ballard for the past 9 years. I have totally bought into the outdoors culture in Seattle. I have climbed Rainier, St Helens, and Adams and hope to tackle Baker in the next year or two. I also plan to start backcountry skiing this winter. Training at RenFitness helps with all these goals!