Bryan F.

By
Coach Aryan
August 27, 2021

Bryan is our IAM Behemoth for the month of May. Bryan has been with us for some time and he is constantly getting fitter and attacking new goals. You'll find him getting to the gym early to get in his extra work, or staying late so that he can do everything in his power to accomplish his goals. Read more about his story below!Who are you? Tell us a little about yourself or something that would surprise us.I have been married for 25 years with 2 adult kids. Grew up in Manhattan, Kansas (Go Cats), transplanted to San Diego (Marines) and Chicago (work) for several years. I enjoy woodworking, bicycling, and messing in the yard at home.How and when were you introduced to Behemoth?I had been looking into CrossFit for about 2 years when I was doing ultra-running and cycling to work on base strength, but I did not have any boxes close to me in Chicago that would be convenient. I was looking for something that would interest my daughter Mackenzie (13 at the time), and we could do it together. When we relocated to Houston, I decided it was time, and Behemoth was just down the street. Turned out to be one of the best decisions I have ever made!What are you most proud of, physically, mentally or both since beginning with us?Getting my mental game back is what I am most proud of. I have always been a workout ‘grinder’, but CrossFit has taken me way out of my comfort zone. It has made big impacts to how I treat my body, what I put into it, and how to manage outside stress. My mobility is so much better, I have never been stronger, and overall work capacity is better than when I was 30.Why Behemoth?I really am thankful that Behemoth allowed Mackenzie to join me on this journey. I knew that CrossFit was something that I would enjoy, but it was about having something to do with Mac that has kept us around. I am more proud of her growth than my own (typical dad). I could not have made this journey without the support of the Behemoth coaches and family along the way.What next? What are you excited about pursuing here in the future?Skill work and engine building! I have several PR milestones planned in 2016. Long- term goals would be to qualify for the USA Weightlifting American Masters or the National Masters Championships. I would also like to complete some 12hr and 24hr adventure and cycling races in the next 18-24 months and put my fitness to the test.“3, 2, 1…Go” Mad Lib sectionMy favorite lift (movement) is… Farmer’s Carry and DU (just kidding)My most frequent class I come to is… 5pmI have always wanted to… Visit every continent at least onceWhen I’m not crushing weights, my favorite thing to do is… Woodworking (when I have time)Favorite “application of fitness” outside of the gym is… Adventure Racing/BicyclingFavorite Pandora station… Big Hair RockBeast mode engaged when this song comes on… About any 80/90’s Hair Metal, but specifically “Highway to Hell” by AC/DC

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