Athlete of the Month, January 2020


Athlete of the Month, January 2020

Name: Dave Waarvick

DOB: July 7, 1980

Occupation: Director of Planning @ Waypoint Outdoor

CrossFitting Since: Started basics and boot camps in August of 2019, have been taking WOD CrossFit classes since October 2019

First Memorable CrossFit Experience: The first bootcamp I ever attended, we did… I can’t remember the exact number, but I think it was around 1,000 pull ups. For the next 3 days I could not lift my arm over my head without the assistance of my other arm. That’s always stuck with me.

Favorite WOD: I don’t know why, but I really liked (?) the tap out WOD we did a few weeks ago: Row 350M 10 Power Cleans yada yada yada

Favorite Lift: I mean, it’s gotta be the deadlift, right? That’s the best one.

Least Favorite WOD: Not a WOD technically, but overhead squats are the worst.

Favorite CrossFit Moment:  All the working out aside, the moment(s) that have kept me coming back is how patient, inclusive, and friendly (did I say patient?) all the coaches and members are, every day.

Why You Do CrossFit: The past few years I had been in a major fitness plateau; the same stuff wasn’t having the same benefits, motivation and weight had back slid quite a bit, and I was tip-toeing around the same few injuries. So this past summer when I turned 39 (NBD, didn’t freak me out), I decided that if want to make any meaningful change that I’d need to do something drastic and way out of my comfort zone. I just didn’t know what that was yet. I reached out to a friend that is legitimately one of the fittest people I have ever known – he suggested CrossFit and that this gym specifically is one of the best. It has been incredibly challenging, but even more rewarding. So the goal is by the time I turn 40 this summer (again, NBD) is to be healthy, fit and bang out a few easy pull ups.

Favorite Cheat Meal: Bacon cheese burger with a fried egg and salty fries. I honestly believe that adding a fried egg to anything makes it better. 

CrossFit Secret: For me, it’s just to go every day that you can. Go enough where it becomes a habit. Go so often that it feels strange to not go.

What Do You Do On Rest Days: Most of the time complain to my wife how sore I am or go hit golf balls at the driving range.

What Can’t You Live Without: Maybe because it’s literally an addictive drug or that I live in Seattle, but strong coffee in the morning so so good

Favorite Vacation Spot: Princeville on Kauai. I’m a real sucker for a beach, warm water and beverage service to your cabana.