Brian "B-TOP" Tottenham
Brian "Tower of Power" is one of the originals, joining the CrossFit Anacortes family week after we opened our doors a little over two years ago. It had been 20 years since stepping foot in a gym so he knew he had his work cut out for him. But what Brian lacks in height (it's ok, he loves the short jokes) he more than makes up for in consistency, grit and determination. His progress has been exemplary and he is a vital part of our 5:30am "early beast" crew. We are all extremely proud of BTOP and look for him to continue doing amazing things! And now, more from the man himself:
Favorite part of CrossFit? "The great friends I've made and the high I get every workout--even when I fail. That carries me through the day. Oh, and the short jokes are awesome!
Favorite WOD/exercise? Who doesn't love a good kettlebell workout? And, of course, deadlifts.
How has CrossFit affected your life outside the gym? I have a physically demanding job and I have greater strength and endurance than ever before. I have more confidence. Every time I reach a goal in CF I am inspired to set another one and that translates into setting goals in the rest of my life. I am inspiring my family to be healthier and happier. We are more active and more conscious of the choices we make as a family.I have made great friends and found a community of support at CFA.
Accomplishment you are most proud of? The day I realized I could lift a weight that I was not sure I could lift once almost 50 times ("McGhee" hero WOD). That shifted my mindset to "hey I can lift heavy things."
Future CrossFit goals? Keep showing up and giving it my all. Maybe a CF Level 1 certification down the line.
Final thoughts? We have a great morning crew who inspires me everyday, in and out of the box. As well as trainers who care and push us. When you don't think you can't get another rep...you can. When you don't think you can lift more...you can. Sometimes it takes the people who know and care about you to remind you this. It takes a village, right?
Posted on Sun, March 1, 2015
by Luke Russlle