September Member of the Month – Gary Godtland


CFBF September Member of the Month – Gary Godtland

Previous Fitness:

Not much the past 30 years. I sporadically would work out for a little while but didn’t usually make it past the 6 month mark.


Just lucky timing. I was at EMS and Bryant was out front, we started talking and he took me through the gym and I signed up then.   

First Memorable WOD:

I signed up for the Christmas Throwdown, which would be my 6th WOD.  It was an eye opener but I’m pretty sure that was also when I decided this might be right for me!

Favorite CrossFit Movement:

DEADLIFT!! It’s just you and the bar, pick it up and put it down. I never did it before CFBF and now it’s one of my happy places.

What Motivates you the most:

Different things do, sometimes it’s just me trying to better myself.  Other times, it’s trying to keep up with others.

Biggest Challenge:

FOCUS!  My whole life is is focus.

Biggest Improvement:


Advice for New Members:

It is going to be hard. You will struggle at times. Just keep moving forward it will get better. Everybody here has been through it and will help push you to the end.

Who is Your Superhero:

Not sure I have one, probably Heather for dealing with me for 19 plus years.

Fun Fact about Yourself:

I still have a record collection maybe 500ish .

Favorite 2016 Open Workout:

16.3 I got my first muscle-ups (tore my hands all up but didn’t care) but I think 16.4 and doing the 55 deadlifts with my hands still tore up was my favorite.