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Each month Overland Park CrossFit recognizes a member who exemplifies our values and motivates others in the gym to push themselves with encouraging words. September’s Athlete of the Month is Bruce Still. Bruce was chosen because of his dedication to attend every Bootcamp class, his willingness to work super hard, his ability to complete most of the movements with very few modifications, and he always has a positive attitude! His hard work is paying off and we love having Bruce as a part of our OPCF community! Learn more about Bruce below.

How long have you been working out at Overland Park CrossFit? I started bootcamp in April 2018.

What were your thoughts after your first CrossFit workout? Do you remember what it was? I don’t remember the workout but I thought it seemed like a well-structured approach to fitness.

What has been your favorite workout so far? Any workout WITHOUT burpees.

What is your favorite cheat meal? Beef tips and noodles at RC’s in Martin City.

What did you want to be when you grew up and where do you work now? From age 13 I wanted to be an orchestral horn player. I’m now retired from chiropractic practice.

What do you like to do outside of work? Road trips with my wife to visit our kids, working on cars, swimming, and symphony concerts.

What advice would you give a newbie just starting at OPCF? “Scale it” and keep going.

What is your favorite/least favorite movement? Well, of the 9 foundational CF movements, my favorite is deadlift. Old injuries/surgeries left me with ‘kinks’ in my kinetic chain so I usually have to modify the other 8 movements.

What’s one Crossfit goal you have set for yourself to accomplish this next year? I want to get a pull-up.

What changes have you seen in yourself since starting at OPCF? It’s easier going up and down stairs, old clothes fit better, and I have lower blood pressure.

What is your biggest improvement or proudest accomplishment thus far? I did 2 toes-to-bar last week.

How do you fit working out into your weekly schedule? CrossFit first, then other stuff.

What is something you have always wanted to do but haven’t yet? Snorkeling in St Croix or Maui.

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