Member Spotlight: Steven Fortner
What’s your name?
Describe your first time trying CrossFit:
Nervous yet exciting. The reason being is that you hear other people who have taken CrossFit classes “never survived” lol or that others complain how hard it is. Well I did my first class and I was nervous yet excited and let me tell you ….I loved it. I loved it so much I did 2 classes back to back 5 days a week….yes really. And I still love it. I use to be a professional dancer dancing 4 to 6 hours a day 6 days a week so I was used to the “pushing” or the discipline.
Before starting CrossFit, when did you know something had to change?
I knew something had to change when my doctor told me my blood pressure was too high and I had gained too much weight. It’s scary to hear from your doctor that you’re close to having a stroke or heart attack. So right then and there I knew I had to change.
Describe your most memorable CrossFit Experience so far.
Everyday at CrossFit is a memorable one because each day brings a different challenge a challenge worth looking forward to doing.
Outside the box, what kind of work do you do? Give yourself a plug!
I’m a helicopter hydraulic technician and ex professional dancer and a costume designer.
How has getting in shape changed your professional life?
Well lol my blood pressure is way down down to normal and I lost 45 lbs. I have felt so much better since I lost all that weight and looking forward to loosing more.
Tell us about an area of your life most impacted by your decision to join CrossFit:
Like I said in the beginning. When the doctor said I was close to having a stroke or a heart attack
When is a time you’ve been able to use CrossFit outside of the box?
Never lol I love my vacation times for relaxing and giving my body a rest lol
Who is your most idolized fellow community member?
I think everyone. Cause each person has their own individual ways of doing CrossFit.
What is your one year or next CrossFit goal?
Having a better body then I do now plus keep my weight and blood pressure down.
What is your favorite & least favorite movement or WOD?
Front and back squats are my favorite and least favorite would have to be like everyone else BURPEES.
What is your favorite cheat meal?
Any kind of food lol. I’d have to say Mexican.
If you had to describe CrossFit in one sentence:
Determination and hard work pays off