Ryan Robertson

Athlete of the Month

January 2017

Ryan was chosen as Athlete of the Month for a number of reasons.  Not only does he come into the gym ready to work, but he has taken his fitness to the next level by doing the right things outside of the gym.


I’m Ryan Robertson, a 38 year old Orchestra teacher and musician.

I started working out when I was 22 and after 16 years of exercising I was growing tired of working out in the gym by myself and not seeing the results that I was after.

I continue to do CrossFit because of three reasons:

  1. All of the workouts are planned and because of how they’re planned, I feel as if my entire body is getting a great workout every time I go to class.
  2. The attention from the coaches is amazing! I feel like I have learned so much about the proper way to exercise and perform certain movements. Regardless of the class I go to and whoever is teaching it, the coaches are very consistent in their instruction. They are also very knowledgeable about technique, form, and recovery.
  3. The community! Everyone talks to and helps everyone.

I’m hooked! If every class is like this, I’m on the right path to achieving the level of fitness I’ve always been after.


What I enjoy most about CrossFit is, regardless of fitness level, is how flexible and scalable each workout is.

My proudest CrossFit moment is finally being to Rx pullups and do rope climbs. Prior to starting CrossFit, I couldn’t do 1 rope climb and I could only do 4-5 pullups.

My favorite lift is the Strict Press.  My least favorite movement is the snatch.


My favorite WOD is Murph.  My least favorite WOD is Angie.

My goal is to be in the best shape I can possibly be in.  As my level of fitness continues to improve, I’m always learning how I need to improve and what I can do better.

CFC has helped reignite my passion for exercising and being fit. Being physically active on a consistent basis has helped me have a more positive outlook on my day and manage stressful situations easier.


When I’m not CrossFitting, my favorite thing to do is spend time with my wife and daughter.

I feel more focused in everything I do. Also, because of the change in my eating habits I have much more energy throughout the day.

Go for it! It takes time to build a new routine/habit. The hardest part about starting any form of exercise is showing up every day. All of the workouts are planned for you. You’re taught how to exercise correctly and your surrounded by people who want to see you succeed and reach your fitness goals. When was the last time you had that experience at your gym?

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