We are so excited to recognize another outstanding UpReach member in 2019! This month, Thomas Lucas has been selected as the member of the month! Thomas has shown tremendous dedication over the past three months as well as become an integral part of this community. We put together some questions for Thomas to find out more about him. Check out his responses! (Make sure to read until the end.)
What led you to try out Crossfit?
I’ve had friends get into Crossfit over the years and they have had some really good success, and I thought maybe it would be a good fit for me too.
What is your favorite part about UpReach?
The sense of community. I think UpReach is the embodiment of the TV show Cheers – where everybody knows your name and is happy that you’re there. I walk in and I’m greeted by name by the coach closest to the door. Sometimes Justin is yelling, “What’s up Thomas!”, with a smile on his face, while I’m still in the parking lot. There’s always constant support and encouragement through whatever programming is on the board, whether it comes from the coach or whoever is suffering through the WOD alongside me . I’ve never been apart of anything that looks or feels like this.
What is the biggest change that you have seen since starting Crossfit?
The biggest change is that I’m stronger – stronger in mind, body and spirit. This last year was brutal for me, wreaking serious havoc in all three of those categories, but UpReach and Crossfit helped me to just focus & reset and find to my stride again.
We hear that you have a love for music. If you could pick a theme song for your life, what would it be and why?
There’s no doubt that I love music. There is a never-ending stream of lyrics, rhythms, and music constantly running through my head. If I had a theme song it would be The Cape by Guy Clark. The Cape is all about living life without fear of failure – of jumping off the garage thinking you could fly because no one told you that you couldn’t; of being fearless. I’ve fallen off the garage plenty. But somehow I always manage to pick myself up and start climbing again.
Thank you so much for participating! What an outstanding interview (especially the last response.) Keep crushing it!