Congratulations to Revved UP CrossFit Member of the Month, Billy Blake!


Tell us a little about yourself.

I'm 45 and married to my wonderful wife Laura for almost 21 years.  I have two daughters who love to sing and travel. I'm a Senior Consultant with Verizon Business and enjoy hanging out with friends and family as well as traveling and finding great places to drive. I've been doing CrossFIt for about 8 months. 

What is your most memorable CrossFit experience?

Finishing my first Open, but there have been tons of great experiences!

Why did you try CrossFit?

Primarily because of my friend Adam Moore who encouraged me to try it. and because I needed some kind of exercise to get in better shape. At 45 it's important that I try to get fit to be around for my family and try to hold of the influence of genetics

What has been your biggest challenge or improvement?

My biggest challenge has been pull-ups without a band or box. Next will be kipping pull-ups!

What is your favorite workout?

I think Fran was the first workout I did. Not sure it's my favorite but just because it was my frist CrossFit workout and I survived. 

What advice would you give to a new member?

Don't be discouraged if you can't do everything the first time. Everyone is here to support and help you succeed. CrossFit is a journey not a gym membership!