Kevin did not grow up an outstanding athlete, in fact he was an overweight child and always considered himself to be a below average athlete. By the time he got to high school, he was in good enough shape to play some basketball, but never took it seriously. He worked out here and there, but never really stuck with anything related to working out or staying in shape.
As an adult this pattern continued, he developed some really bad habits, and ended up in very poor physical condition. One day, frustrated by his inability to finish a simple workout, he decided to train seriously for a marathon. “Writing things down and keeping a journal was really a key for me.” He finished the marathon and has been running ever since, and later began competing in Triathlons.
That is when he became interested in Crossfit. “I wanted to do some training that would help me to become a better all-around athlete. Although I ran a lot, I never could stick with a program at a gym.” Kevin joined the Midcoast family as a member in 2012 and loved it. “At first it was extremely difficult for me, especially anything that requires upper body strength. I couldn’t do many of the standard Crossfit movements, but I kept working at it. Through Crossfit I have learned to do things I never thought possible for me, and not being a natural athlete has given me a unique perspective on fitness and how to go about it. Midcoast is an amazing place with some amazing people and I’m proud to be a part of it.”
Dad – Level Two (two daughters)