Member of the Month – Mark Brazell

Member of the Month – JULY 2018

Many times, members from the morning classes and members from the evening classes do not have much interaction due to the the fact that classes do not overlap.  Even though this is the unavoidable truth, you will find Mark at many of the Saturday morning community workouts.  He is always welcoming to the new faces that attend on Saturdays as well as eager to get to know some of the somewhat familiar faces from other classes.  Here are some fun facts about Mark that will help you the community, get to know him!

  • What led you to try out Crossfit?

I had been looking for a CrossFit gym closer to home but struggled with leaving my current gym.  That is, until I found UpReach CrossFit.  I had trained beside Coach Dre in the past, so I was excited to learn that he was coaching the 5:30am classes.

  • What is your favorite part about UpReach?

I have lot’s of favorites: fellow members, solid programming, solid coaching, great equipment, lot’s of bay doors and lot’s of fans.

  • What is the biggest change that you have seen since starting Crossfit?

My body composition certainly has changed, but the bigger change was mental.  I found joy in learning new skills and in finishing challenging WODs.  It’s the mental aspect that has enabled me to do CrossFit continually for nine years.

  • If you could only choose one song to play every time you walked into a room for the rest of your life, what would it be?

“September” by Earth, Wind & Fire.  Hearing it puts a smile on my face.

Thank you for participating, Mark!

Please help to congratulate Mark on being the July member of the month!