Bryce Astill

Bryce Astill

Coach

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.

February 2012 – Moab Red Hot 50k, 5:23:24, 34th Overall
September 2011 – Wasatch 100 Mile Endurance Run, 31:23:50
June 2011 – Squaw Peak 50 Mile Trail Run, 10:19:56, 2nd in Age Division, 14th Overall
November 2010 – Silverman Full-Distance Triathalon (Full Ironman), 14:28:18, 13th in Age Division
September 2010 – Wasatch 100 Mile Endurance Run, Ran 60 Miles as a Pacer
May 2010 – CrossFit Southwest Regional Competitor
April 2010 – Salt Lake Half-Marathon, 1:20:04
March 2010 – Canyonlands Half-Marathon, 1:23:07
January 2010 – Fitness Elevated Competitor, 16th Overall
November 2009 – Silverman Half-Distance Triathlon (Half-Ironman)
March 2009 – Salt Lake Half-Marathon, 1:24:51, 3rd in Age Division
February 2009 – Arizona Ragnar Relay, Ran with His Family
November 2008 – Moab Ultimate X-Country 20 Mile Trail Run, 9th Overall
October 2008 – St. George Marathon, 3:22:07
June 2008- Wasatch Back Ragnar Relay, Ran with His Family

Bryce Astill