Monthly Archives: February 2016
Tell us about yourself?
I grew up in Dallas, my mom still lives in the same house she and my dad bought before I was born, I graduated from Jesuit High School and two weeks later moved to Austin to go to UT and never left (that was in 1989). Having no idea what I wanted to do for a career my senior year of collage, I stumbled in with a software company, Trilogy, spent 9 years there and have been in tech since. I have two boys, 9 & 11 and we live literally in the house next door to MOVE!
What inspired you to become a MOVEr?
I jog twice a week in the mornings with MOVErs Andrew Maebius and Ryan Squires. They would talk about how good they were feeling physically from the circuit & weight workouts and how their wives thought they were looking so much better in their jeans (maybe that’s not entirely true). I also wanted to know what was up with that MOVE sign that was always placed on the street in my driveway and what these people were doing cutting through my yard.
What are your fitness &/or wellness goals?
My long term goal is to live an active life into my hundreds. My shorter term goals are simply to be able to randomly do things like the Turkey Trot 5 miler and hiking & skiing in CO with my kids in a casual way without it feeling like a beat down.
How has MOVE helped you reach these goals?
MOVE has really helped me with core strength and keeping a very solid baseline through my entire body. No muscles are neglected at MOVE!
How do you stay motivated to be consistent with your MOVE workouts?
MOVE keeps me motivated because its so easy and it’s such a great community. Instead of having to give thought to what exercise I’m going to do and how many and all that jazz you just show up! And the coaches have a wonderful balance of being very serious about safety and proper form while being loose, joking around, and making it fun.
What advice do you have for others to stay active and healthy, or who are not currently active?
My biggest advice is simply show up. Every workout and every exercise has modifications to make it challenging while also fun for the full range of fitness levels. So just show up, that’s 90% of the battle.
What are you looking forward to next?
My next MOVE class! A few of us did a Spartan sprint distance race last year, I’m looking forward to maybe doing the super distance this year!