Member Spotlight: Evan Taylor

Meet Evan. After being on the fence about joining for almost an entire a year, he jumped shin-first into a box and joined Renew. And now we can’t get him to leave. Check out this month’s Member Spotlight and learn more about the guy who box jumped his shin off: 

Q: Why did you join CrossFit Renew?

A: I joined to be in an environment where I can push myself, push others, and be pushed. I’ve always been drawn towards environments that are intense and very demanding and CrossFit is the perfect mix of those.

Q: What are you working on now?

A:  Right now I am trying to work on kipping pull-ups, double-unders (because doing double the amount of single-unders on a metcon makes me want to die), and getting under the bar faster on cleans. 

Q: What’s your favorite CrossFit Renew memory?

A: Favorite CR memory has to be the morning I either didn’t jump high enough on a box and landed on the corner giving me the infamous shin-hole that is still healing two months later. That or the morning I puked and bled in the same workout. 

Q: What’s the most embarrassing memory you have? 

A: I was playing dodgeball in 6th grade and got hit in the stomach super hard and pooped my pants. I waddled over to coach and told him and asked if I could go to the restroom.

Q: As a child, what did you dream of growing up to be? Did you fulfill that dream? (AKA tell us what you do)

A: Currently* I am a project engineer for a general contractor. I help build commercial buildings! My job consists of assisting the superintendent and project manager to make sure that the job gets done and the owner is satisfied. 

*This is a very new position and we are all so very proud of you for landing it!!

Q: What is one thing you’ve accomplished outside of the gym that you’re really proud of? 

A: One thing I am proud of accomplishing outside of the gym is finishing my two year stint as a resident at the Austin Stone – I’m excited for what is next and what the residency has prepared me for!

If you see him around, introduce yourself and ask him how his shins are lately. We all pray they will stay covered with the right amount of skin. Thanks for making Renew more fun, Evan!