October Spotlight – The Ruckers


How long have you been a member at CFD?

Tara: 10 months
Nate: 1.75 years

What made you want to get started?

Tara surprised Nate with a Christmas gift of personalized workouts with Phil. Nate was not thrilled but kept going! 😊
Tara needed a change from her current exercise routine with more consistency.

What is your favorite gym music?

Nate: Anything. Except Maddy’s high school dance music and country. You can’t work out to country music!
Tara: Kayla plays some good and dirty rap. Rock music is always a go-to.

What did you do for fitness prior to joining CFD? 

Nate: 16 oz curls. Tara: hip hop dance class.  

What changes have you seen in yourself since you started?

Outside of the changes in our bodies; our mental health! We eat better and drink…less!

What do you like most about CrossFit?

Tara: I had never been called an “athlete” prior to CFD.  That felt good.
Nate: Everyone’s there with the same goal in mind. It’s friendly competition, aimed to make everyone grow and be better.

What type(s) of workouts are your favorite?

Tara: Cleans are fun.
Nate: Anything that Phil writes. Anything with upper body.

What is the funniest thing you remember happening at CFD?

Kayla talks a lot…about many things…loudly…I won’t repeat it. 

What type(s) of workouts do you least like to see come up?

Tara: Anything with 600m run. Or running in 95-degree heat. Strict press. Nate: Thrusters and front squats.

Have you ever chalked up to do something that didn’t require chalk?

No, we like it rough.

What is your go-to junk food?

Nate: Wheat thins. Tara: Red vines, cheesecake.

What are your goals going forward?

Tara: Keep finding muscles that I didn’t know existed.
Nate: To win the pull-up contest at work.

What advice do you have for someone just starting out at CFD?

Walking into the gym the first time is intimidating. But it’s a community that will welcome you and continually encourage you to do your best!

Interested to see if CFD is a good fit for you? Sign up for a free introductory class, or e-mail us if the available intro classes don’t work with your schedule!