Cass and Byron are quite the powerhouse couple! They set some very specific goals when they started their journey with us and have proceeded to crush every single one of them, and then some. They continue to set the bar high and also lead by example for their children. It's been awesome to watch their journey thus far and we know this is only the beginning for these two!Who are you? Tell us a little about yourself or something that would surprise us.
Byron – I was born and raised in Southern Louisiana, moved to Texas in 2000
Cass – Born and raised in Houston. I met Byron in 2001, and after he consistently stalked me we went on a date on Valentine's Day at Macaroni Grill. (Lol.) We started a family very young (21 & 22 yo); committing to the fact that we were parents to a beautiful baby girl we took on tough responsibilities and purchased our home at 25 and 23 years old. We now have been married for 12 years and have two awesome kids; Chloe – 15 and Bj – 11.
Byron – I work as a package car driver for UPS, aka the real Santa Claus; roughly covering about 30,000 steps a day.
Cass – I have worked for a large healthcare system going on 15 years and working towards my BBA in Healthcare Administration.
How and when were you introduced to Behemoth?
Cass –In August 2017, I knew something needed to change in my life. Life was so busy with kids, work and school that my health took the back seat. I set-up one-on-one with Leah Barto and went from there.
Byron – We’ve always known about Behemoth and Aja since back in the day at our old box.
What are you most proud of, physically, mentally or both since beginning with us?
Cass – I’m most proud of being consistent with lifestyle changes; I have lost 23 pounds and continue to see positive changes mentally and physically. I have become consistent in being prepared and creative with clean meals and snacks for the family. I cut-out alcohol in January, that was the easy; chocolate – that’s a different story! We have cut down on eating out drastically. The days of conveniently going through Taco bell, Whataburger or Mc D’s drive-thru are non-existent.
Byron – I’m most proud of gaining new friends and family since joining Behemoth. I’m also now more in tune with my body, individual capabilities, and overall nutrition, which has never really happened all at once.
Byron – Well, as stated before, we were aware of Behemoth years ago, but once Cass joined and I realized how excited she was about the overall experience, I knew I had to get signed up asap, Thanks Cass!!
Cass- The Behemoth community and coaches hold a high standard. They are consistent with helping you become the best version of yourself. The coaches press the members to have intention behind every movement; even a warm-up! I am never concerned about injury because of the attention we get; the coaches know your progress well enough to scale you down or up. We have met some awesome people who make working out so much more fun. Our normal class is 5am, and I would say it’s a special group! LoL.
What next? What are you excited about pursuing here in the future?
Byron – I’m excited about continuing relationships with the Behemoth family, getting the most out of my body and capabilities, and helping as many people as I can to achieve a healthier lifestyle. I’m also excited about using training that I’m getting at Behemoth to participate in local CrossFit competitions. And also since I enjoy participating in Spartan races, the training really keeps me pushing myself harder to get a better time and eventually compete on the elite level.
Cass – I’m excited about building weight on cleans and S2OH. Along with staying consistent with healthy lifestyle choices so my kids could take this learned behavior and carry it on into their own lives.
“3, 2, 1…Go” Mad Lib section
-My favorite lift (movement) is…
Byron – pull-ups (all varieties)
Cass – tire drags
-My most frequent class I come to is…
Byron – 5am
Cass – depends on kids schedule; but 5am is my favorite!
-I have always wanted to…
Byron – Spartan Ultra Beast in Hawaii
Cass – go to Hawaii…hehe!
-When I’m not crushing weights, my favorite thing to do is…
Byron – contemplate on when I get to crush weights again!?!?.
Cass – Costco trips are my jam! Watching LivePD , getting the kids off the electronics to go outdoors
-Favorite “application of fitness” outside of the gym is…
Byron – Spartan Races and working out w/ co-workers after work
Cass – Adulting, j/k! Any physical activity or new adventure with the family, I’ve done a Spartan Sprint – that was fun!
-Favorite Pandora station…
Byron – Drake
Cass – 90’s R&B
-Beast mode engaged when this song comes on…
Byron – Tom Ford, JayZ
Cass – Power, Kanye West