Colin Wright is a regular at our 4pm class and always shows up 20 minutes early. Recently he got back from spring break in Florida and immediately came to the gym to complete 17.4 of the Open. After getting a nosebleed during his HSPUs and continuing to grind through he asked “What do you guys think? Should I do the scheduled workout? I feel okay.” Colin then completed the WOD scheduled for the day.

CFB: Tell us about yourself (family, job, sports, interests etc)
CW: I’m Colin for whoever doesn’t know me. I have 5 other family members. My mom and my dad, an older sister who is 28, an older brother who is 22, and I also have a twin, and no we are not identical. I started my own landscaping/lawn service business when I was 12 years old just mowing a few neighbors yards, and have since grown much bigger to more then 20 clients and several common grounds in neighborhoods all while going to school. Sports I have been apart in and played include baseball, basketball, swimming, track/cross country, and Select/Club soccer for Lou Fusz and Scott Gallagher throughout middle school and high school. My interests include being active, being outside, hanging out with friends, eating, and weightlifting.

CFB: When did you start CrossFit?
CW: I Started Crossfit in July of 2015 right after I graduated High school.

CFB: What were you thinking/feeling after your first CrossFit WOD?
CW: My first WOD I did was the day after I signed up in July. Trent said, “You can’t miss sleds”, me having no clue what they were at the time I showed up. Safe to say I almost passed out and didn’t do the rest of the workout, and from that point forward I was hooked.

CFB: What is your favorite WOD?
CW: I don’t particularly have any favorite WOD’s, but anything with running and pull-ups would be my favorite.

CFB: Least favorite WOD?
CW: I also don’t have any least favorite WOD’s, but things with overhead squats and snatches in them aren’t exactly my favorite, all the more reason to keep doing them though.

CFB: What is your favorite WOD song?
CW: I’ll listen to just about anything but I guess songs/artists that are on Alex’s playlist for the most part.

CFB: Do you ever get competitive with each other in WODs?
CW: Yeah I am competitive in WOD’s but if I had to say one main person I am most competitive with it would be Andrew Stitzel.

CFB: What is your favorite quote?
CW: “Be yourself. People don’t have to like you, and you don’t have to care”.

CFB: What is something about you that your fellow members wouldn’t know?
CW: Something about me that most members wouldn’t know about me is that I have a passion for helping others and I am pursuing this passion as I am currently attending Lindenwood University studying Fire and Paramedic Science. Also I am on the St. Louis Fire Departments hiring list.

CFB: How has CrossFit affected your life outside the gym?
CW: Crossfit has affected my life outside of the gym in many ways. A few things are just being able to live a healthier lifestyle, working out everyday and pushing my body’s limits as it will help me in my goal to become a Firefighter and Paramedic physically and mentally, and then also it has made me eat healthier then ever before. Crossfit has also made me want to be around more likeminded people, as in other physically active/fit people who want to take control of their bodies whether it be someone just starting off or someone who is already fit.

CFB: If you could write a WOD tailored to you, what would it be?
CW: Anything with running, pull-ups, and being a longer grinder WOD.

CFB: What is your favorite thing about CFB?
CW: My favorite thing about Crossfit Ballwin is the community that is there. Everyone is so caring for each other and everyone pushes each other to be the best that they can be.