Member Success

MEMBER SUCCESS

At CrossFit Great Salt Lake, we take pride in our CrossFit family and the success for each and every member. We have an awesome community and will periodically highlight a member and their success with us at CrossFit Great Salt lake.

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Josh Yamamoto

WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU WOULD SAY IF SOMEONE ASKED YOU ABOUT CROSSFIT AND CROSSFIT GREAT SALT LAKE?

It’s not a cult.

HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT CROSSFIT AND WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST EXPERIENCE/WOD?
I heard there was a great cult that met in a warehouse. My first experience was extremely intimidating, but fun. I loved the challenge and the competition. Ask your doctor to see if CrossFit is good for you. And if it is, go to CrossFit Great Salt Lake where you meet knowledgeable coaches and great athletes in a state-of-the-art facility.

WHEN DID YOU FIRST COME TO CROSSFIT GSL?
September 2013

HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT CROSSFIT GSL?
Groupon

HOW MANY DAYS DO YOU CROSSFIT AND WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CLASS TIME OF DAY THAT YOU PREFER TO WORKOUT?
Five days a week at least, unless I’m triathlon training. I have tried both the 6am and 6pm classes, and although I think the “6amers” have good mojo and energy, I get a better workout later in the day once my muscles have had time to wake up.

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU/KEEPS YOU COMING BACK TO CROSSFIT GSL?
Aside from all the great friends that keep me coming back… tracking my personal progress and seeing that I’m continually able to set new personal records has been fun and very fulfilling.

FAVORITE THING ABOUT CROSSFIT GSL?
The people, coaches, facilities, heated bathroom tiles, dog friendly.. despite the many occasions I have misplaced or have forgotten items (glasses, water bottles, clothes, speed ropes, lifters) they’re still waiting for me there the next day.

WHAT ACCOMPLISHMENT ARE YOU THE MOST PROUD OF (OUTSIDE AND INSIDE OF THE GYM)?
My first hero metcon was “Fran” at 20+ minutes and now my personal record is 4 minutes flat!

AFTER A HARD WORKOUT, WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEAL?
McDonals. Not Recommended

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF CROSSFIT?
Photography. My Dog.

WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A LIVING?
Art director for a marketing agency.

WHAT IS ONE GOAL THAT YOU ARE CURRENTLY WORKING ON?
Trying to learn how to swim. I thought I knew how, but i’m realizing just because I can stay above water doesn’t mean jack.

FAVORITE MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE:
“Just Do It.”

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Jeremy Smith

WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU WOULD SAY IF SOMEONE ASKED YOU ABOUT CROSSFIT AND CROSSFIT GREAT SALT LAKE?

It’s the best way to get good exercise in at the place that is more like a second home to me. I love the people at this gym. Crossfit is hard, and sometimes you just don’t want to keep going. But everybody at this place makes it so much more fun to make you question your life choices. And I love how clean it is at GSL.

HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT CROSSFIT AND WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST EXPERIENCE/WOD?
The ex wife started Crossfit about 6 months before convincing me to try it. She fell instantly in love with it. I figured if I wanted to see her, I needed to take in interest in it. I did fundamentals and then attempted to do an open WOD in March of 2013. It was horrible. But I keep coming back for more.

WHEN DID YOU FIRST COME TO CROSSFIT GSL?
March of 2013

HOW MANY DAYS DO YOU CROSSFIT AND WHAT TIME OF DAY IS YOUR FAVORITE CLASS?
However many I can. Some weeks I don’t get in, and some weeks I show up 5 or 6 times. I usually go to the 4:00 class. It’s on my way home from work and it’s pretty convenient.

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU/KEEPS YOU COMING BACK TO CROSSFIT GSL?

Crossfit helps me to control my ‘diabeetus.’ I was diagnosed with that shortly after starting Crossfit. Crossfit GSL helps keep me alive.

FAVORITE THING ABOUT CROSSFIT GSL?
Everything. The people. The trainers. The owners. All of the friends I have made. The box. It really is the best place around.

WHAT ACCOMPLISHMENT ARE YOU THE MOST PROUD OF (OUTSIDE AND INSIDE OF THE GYM)?
My kids by far. They’re pretty cool.

AFTER A HARD WORKOUT, WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEAL?
Whatever. After a really hard WOD, sometimes I need some skittles.

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF CROSSFIT?
I like to golf and hike and travel to tropical destinations.

WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A LIVING?
I have a woodworkers hardware supply company.

WHAT IS ONE GOAL THAT YOU ARE CURRENTLY WORKING ON?
Not dying.

FAVORITE MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE:
“F*$% IT!”

Jay Hill

WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU WOULD SAY IF SOMEONE ASKED YOU ABOUT CROSSFIT AND CROSSFIT GREAT SALT LAKE? 

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Luis Gomez

WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU WOULD SAY IF SOMEONE ASKED YOU ABOUT CROSSFIT AND CROSSFIT GREAT SALT LAKE?

Everybody has to start somewhere. All you gotta do is show up and try your best. The rest takes care of itself! I love CrossFit and the challenge it gives me! GSL is the best gym ever. You won’t just find gym-mates. You’ll make human friends!

HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT CROSSFIT AND WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST EXPERIENCE/WOD?
My brother dabbled in CrossFit in his garage. Then my work friend encouraged me to give the intro class a shot. I was soon hooked!

WHEN DID YOU FIRST COME TO CROSSFIT GSL?
March 2015

HOW DID FIRST HEAR ABOUT CROSSFIT?
Tara Chaston referred me!

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU/KEEPS YOU COMING BACK TO CROSSFIT GSL?
Looking at my results in pictures is very rewarding. I also have grown to love the burning muscle and lung sensations!

FAVORITE THING ABOUT CROSSFIT GSL?
I love the people there and the quality of instruction I get. Any gym can have nice equipment. But the support system at GSL is what keeps me coming back. I also like being able to track my results over time through Wodify.

WHAT ACCOMPLISHMENT ARE YOU THE MOST PROUD OF (OUTSIDE AND INSIDE OF THE GYM)?
This year I’ve finally been able to do muscle-ups on rings and bar! Oh and a slew of olympic lift PR’s have been great too!

WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH THROUGH CROSSFIT?
Just to look and feel my best all the time and remain strong and able-bodied as I age.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE CROSSFIT WORKOUT OR MOVEMENT?
Fran. Short but intense. Just like me!

WHAT AREA WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO IMPROVE IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS?
I’d like to improve my raw power. I’d like to be able to lift heavier things to make the WODs perhaps a bit easier.

WHAT WOULD YOU TELL SOMEONE THAT WAS CONSIDERING TRYING CROSSFIT FOR THE FIRST TIME?
Don’t be intimidated by the jacked dudes and hot girls! Stick with it and you’ll see results. You’ll become one yourself!

FAVORITE MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE:
“Yeah dude!” – Tommy Wilkinson

Shay Bloomquist

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What are you waiting for?

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Exit 11400 S and i-15. Drive east to State Street and turn right (south). You will find us on the East side of state. South east side of building, back behind AVI.

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