After generally being unhealthy and out of shape for a good portion of my life, In 2008 I decided to make a change and get fit. The only thing I had done before was run so that’s what I started doing. I signed up for a Ragnar relay and the St. George Marathon 50 pounds overweight and began training. I followed some programs online and was able to complete both races. I added a 24-mile trail race 5 weeks after the marathon and had got a nagging knee pain and was unable to run because of it. In comes CrossFit. Going crazy being unable to run, I ran into a friend who just opened a box and told me CrossFit would help me get rid of that overuse injury and improve my running. I tried it and did fight gone bad for my first workout. Ouch! As sore as I was and although I knew I could get a less expensive gym membership at some “Globo” gym, there was something about that workout, the trainers, and the camaraderie of people that provoked a thought I couldn’t shake…”This will get you in the best shape of your life.” I decided I would give it a month and I haven’t looked back since. Within a month and a half my knee twinge was gone and without much running I had taken 30 seconds off my per mile race time. Within three months an entire minute. And within 6 months a minute and a half. Since then I have competed in multiple Crossfit competitions, triathlons, and running races including my biggest passion, Ultra trail marathons. In the three plus years of doing CrossFit, I have learned so much about exercise and about myself and continue to do so. I love the open source approach to fitness and most of all the absolutely amazing people that form the community of CrossFit. In my travels over the last few years I have visited many affiliates around the country and am always amazed by the friendly, driven, passionate, and diverse people I meet and how willing all are to share these wonderful qualities. I am especially grateful to be a part of the amazing CrossFit community we have in Utah!
In the Gym
Bryce is an accomplished long distance runner. It takes someone with a strong mind, persistence, and resistence to achieve the running goals he has achieved. Sometimes we wonder if the movie Forrest Gump influenced his psyche, he keeps running and running because he feels like it. Bryce coaches specialty and Running WODs.