Can you tell us a bit about yourself? My name is Donovan and I was born and raised in Killeen, Texas. I am engaged with a 3 year old daughter who is the center of my universe. I have been a real estate agent for the past 3 years but have moved into a much more rewarding position at Graham Team Realtors. I now work as a Team Lead where my main focus is training and growing other agents into successful real estate agents. I am fiercely driven to accomplish goals so I tend to be a bit of a workaholic. When I do have time outside of work, I spend that time with my family, friends, and as of June of 2019, torturing myself at CrossFit Cataclysm.
How did you get interested in CrossFit? I have been a fan of CrossFit for years but never really thought I could do it. I found out about CFC from my friends (and current CFC members) Genevieve and Cherie. They tried convincing me to join for months but I was reluctant. So to guilt trip me into joining, they paid for my first month with CFC. After just one class, I was hooked.
What is your favorite thing about CrossFit? I love the challenge. There are not many things that you get to do daily that challenges you the way CrossFit does.
Tell me about your sock game…do you prefer ankle, mid, or high socks? Ankle, it’s too hot to be wearing leg warmers.
It might sound funny but CrossFit has made my life easier, here is why… It has given me a great outlet to relieve stress. When you’re focusing on breathing so you don’t pass out on the floor, you can’t really think about things that stress you out.
When your motivation is down, how do you find the drive to get up and come in? I never really lose motivation because I don’t see Crossfit as something I have to do. I love every second I get to be in the gym and if time would allow for it, I’d be there longer.
What is your least favorite movement? Assault Bike. I’d rather do burpees in traffic.
What is the next goal you hope to reach with CrossFit Cataclysm? I want to be able to perform more gymnastic movements consistently. Pull up variations, muscle ups, and T2B. I’d also like to get my nutrition right so I can perform better.
What would you say to someone that has never tried CrossFit and looking to get started? Any tips or advice? Don’t waste any more time and get started today! There is nothing else that is more rewarding than pushing yourself to your limits every day and being supported by a community that just wants to see you be better. You will regret all the time you wasted not joining earlier. (Refer to question 2 to ask me how I know)
If there was a “Donovan” workout what would be included? A long grinder WOD with running, rope climbs, burpees, and power cleans.