Member Success

Monday Member Highlight!
February 13, 2017

Brandy Civick

Age:
38

When did you start doing CrossFit?

Officially started Crossfit when WcG opened, prior to that I was at a local gym with Billy in a boot camp style class. I followed him during the transition from gym to box, that's where I started to become more familiar with Crossfit.

Favorite kind of WOD:

I LOVE squats...Front, back, OH!! All things related to a squat!

Least Favorite kind of WOD:

I truly like everything we do, although I tend to complain the most when I see overhead presses. I just think with every grunt and groan I'm getting stronger.

Describe your first day at CrossFit WcG:

I was exhausted and thought what the heck did I just put myself through, no way am I ever coming back!! Then the fist bumps and high fives came around and I was like ok see y'all tomorrow! lol There's truly no other place like WcG!

What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since joining?

I'm much stronger now than I was a year ago, that's for sure. I say all the time "I wish I had found Crossfit sooner, if I had only known then what I know now."  WcG has helped me to be a stronger, fitter, healthier person.

What’s your favorite Crossfit WcG moment?

My very first competition. I remember when I first started Crossfit and Coach Bill had said to me, “One day you will compete and you will be great and I thought this guy must be seriously crazy to think for a minute that I would be strong enough and fit enough to even consider it. He believed in me more than I believed in myself! Since then I've competed in several Crossfit competitions and couldn't be more proud of myself. The friendships and bonds that I have made since joining are truly something special. We support and encourage one another like nothing I have ever been a part of.

What are your hobbies or interests outside of CrossFit?

I love the beach and being with my friends and family. I have 3 young children that are my world, and we certainly keep busy!

Any advice for people just getting started:

Honestly... just do it, don't think that you can't, not even for a minute because you can! Every WOD is obtainable; you can modify everything to your individual level. The best part, as time goes by you can look back and say geez ‘a few months ago I couldn't do that and look at me now.’

Anything else you would like to Share!?

I have spent most of my life on "yo-yo" diets that really didn't work. I joined a traditional gym in 2011at nearly 240 pounds and that's when I decided no more, I was determined to stay committed, and I did. Crossfit has become a game changer and lifestyle for me. I have good days and not so good days, I'm a work in progress! I've managed to loss and more importantly keep off 73 pounds since starting my journey in 2011.

Transformation Tuesday!
January 31, 2017


Holly has been on a mission to lose weight and redefine her physique for some time now. In May of this year, Holly joined CrossFit WcG looking for a change in her workout routine. She has stayed committed to her health and fitness journey. Since then she has learned skills she never thought possible... pull ups, box jumps, Olympic lifts and even rope climbs! Since joining WcG, Holly has made an incredible difference in her physique, weight, overall strength and conditioning.

Holly says "I really enjoy the workouts, encouragement and the support from the coaches and members. With their help, I have become stronger and more confident with my workouts. I have also dropped 24 pounds since starting in May. I couldn't be happier with my results."

We are extremely PROUD of you Holly and your hard work and dedication to be the best version of yourself possible!

Transformation Tuesday!
January 3, 2017

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We first meet Dina in my garage during our transition to WcG box. Dina came to try out CrossFit. From the first day, it was obvious Dina was committed to trying something different that would help her lose weight. Dina is probably one of the most "open" people you will meet. So, letting us all know she was 267lbs pounds was no secret!

I remember Dina's first day very clearly. I felt bad, worried, supportive and inspired all in the one hour that Dina was there. The workout - we modified and Dina did her best, never giving up. She couldn't lift herself off the floor, she couldn't hold herself on a hanging bar, she couldn't step on a box higher than a few inches. But, Dina did not give up. She only tried harder!
Fast forward to today... 8 months later Dina has stayed committed and to date has lost over 50lbs, reshaped her body and achieved and exceeded several milestones. Dina can box jump a 20" box and easily. She can do a hand stand and hold herself while doing upside down push-ups. She can now not only hang from a bar she pulls herself up! She does burpees, lifts heavier weights than most men... and next a rope climb!

Keep up the great work Dina! We are all so proud of you!

Monday Member Highlight

January 2, 2017

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Julia Dresser

Age: 56

When did you start doing CrossFit?

I started a couple years ago when Bill began teaching "Bootcamp" classes at Gibson's Gym twice a week. Then after a while he started talking me into coming on extra days to work on lifting. When he left Gibson's in April my husband Dave and I went with him, first to his garage and then in May to his new CrossFit WcG box. Now we go pretty much 5 days a week for the WODs. And we are also going back in the evenings to work on lifting.

Favorite kind of WOD:
Chippers and partner WODs.

 Least Favorite kind of WOD:
Anything with Overhead Squats!

 Describe your first day at CrossFit WcG:

I don't really remember the first day at WcG because it was a gradual transition from the gym to garage to box but I do remember the feeling of being part of a special group of like-minded people! It was exciting to see Bill's dream come true.

What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since joining?

I have been very active for years so I have been happy with my body and my fitness. The difference now is the enjoyment I get out of going to the box everyday. I'm never bored like I used to get going to the gym. Every day is different and challenging.

 What’s your favorite Crossfit WcG moment?

It's all the moments. From being greeted every morning when I walk into the box by the coaches and other members to hanging out after the WOD working on various areas to improve on. It's the feeling of going to a competition with a great group of people who encourage and support each other!

 What are your hobbies or interests outside of CrossFit?

I'm an avid runner with a great group of family and friends to run with. I also love to ski, kayak, hike and camp. And I really love food and wine!

 Any advice for people just getting started:

Don't be intimidated! Every WOD or exercise can be scaled to your current fitness level. Everyone at the box is working on getting better at something and will be there to cheer for all the members at WcG!

It really is a community! I knew many of these members from the gym but in passing only. Working out at CrossFit WcG has brought us all so close together. Dave and I have a huge group of new friends!