Why Roaster Barbell?

Even though over 1 billion people drink coffee everyday all over the world, only a small percent of those select a single origin bean from a respected roaster. Premium coffee is unique, and distinguished. Its virtuosity is immediately recognized. The roaster takes great pride in his craft and takes care of his product. It is sourced, purchased, prepared, and consumed with respect and integrity.

When creating a name for the community now known as Roaster Barbell, it didn’t take long to see the similarities between coffee and fitness. Roaster Barbell embraces the coffee roaster and his methods in delivering a world class product to a select group of individuals that have determined that average will no longer suffice.

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Your Shoes Need Retired

Its that time again! Its time to get out and enjoy that cool spring air and starting building some miles into your training. But first, lets take a look at your shoes. Are you using the same shoes as last year? I mean, why not? Right?

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Chances are your running shoes from last year need to be retired. In fact, your shoes have a lifetime that must be respected or else you may suffer the consequences. The miles you put on last years shoes have taken its toll, no doubt. As we accumulate miles on our running shoes, we compress the sole and midsole. Once this compression has created visible squish marks on the sole, your shoes are ready to get retired and replaced. This compression is not unusual, in fact, its on purpose to keep you safe! Knowing when to swap out your old running shoes could save you weeks of uncomfortable training and maybe even save you from having an injury.

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So as the weather continues to improve here in Ohio, lets be aware of our gear and continue to train safely! If you need some guidance with your training, send Coach Pete a message and lets get you on a good path forward! Email: ptaylor@mail.bw.edu

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Roaster Spotlight: Carrie Mayle

From Coach Pete: Carrie came to me in order to take her training to the next level. She was struggling with certain aspects of her training and she was looking to work her weaknesses in order to compete in the sport of CrossFit. Fast forward 9 months and Carrie has not only overcome her weaknesses but she has become an absolute machine of a masters athlete at 37 years young. This came as no surprise to me because Carrie is relentless in her pursuit of excellence. We are so happy to have you, Carrie. Thank you for helping make our community so strong. The future is bright!
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1) What is your why? What gets you out of bed in the morning?
My favorite quote is “Be the best you” so why not live up to that!  Life is so short. We have been given the gift to be here and make the most of each day, so I try to start each day as a new begining. Let go of yesterdays bad but learn from it. Do something each day to not only maximize on your life but to also brighten someone elses.
2) What brought you to Roaster Barbell?
I had followed Roaster for a few years prior to joining and was blown away by the athletes and their abilities. I also have done a few competitions with or against Roaster gym members.  The members I had met in the past have always been so welcoming and genuinely just great people.  I almost came to one of the New Years Eve workouts in the past but chickened out lol.  During covid I buddied up and did facetime workouts with Carmelo out of our own garages. I met Shawn who convinced me to do Murph with him at Roaster (I was so nervous because walking into new places gives me anxiety), who brought me back to a few more classes over the summer and eventually I signed up as a remote athlete. The workouts were extremely hard in the begining and nothing like what I was used to. The wods that are done at Roaster are very different, I questioned many times if I could do them and thought about giving up but I am glad I didn’t because I am starting to see the progress now and it has made it all worth it.
3) What is your favorite movement in the gym?
Oh man. My list of favorites has grown over the past few months. Anything gymnastics or that is in favor of me being vertically challenged lol (I am 5’).
4) What is your least favorite movements in the gym?
Thats easy! Concept2 machines!
5) What is your biggest obstacle so far?
The unexpected. I have learned that nothing EVER goes as planned. I take each moment as they come and just roll with the punches. I used to be a planner but somehow life just keeps getting crazier. Throw covid into the mix this year but running a business with hours that never stop. Being a single mom, homeowner, pets, school closings/delays, myself, staff or child getting sick etc
6) What is your greatest accomplishment so far?
My biggest accomplishment was pretty much 2019. I completed the open in March, then signed up for the Ironman 70.3 with a few friends to honor  a close friend who passed away from brain cancer during the open. I learned how to swim, bought a bike and trained my brain to survive running more than 3 miles (I hated running). 2019 summer was tough, training 5 sports (weightlifting, crossfit, running, biking and swimming) being a single mother and running a business.  I completed the Ironman in July and then refocused 100% back to CrossFit and made the online qualifier in November in the Masters division.
7) If you could have lunch with anyone in history, who would you choose?
My grandmother. She was the best cook, we would play euchre after we ate and her stories were the best.  She was one of those Grandmas that said what she wanted and just didn’t care lol.
8) How has the gym affected your life outside of the gym?
The gym is my “me” time. It is my release from life. It is a place that I can continue to grow, feel accomplished and it helps build my self confidence. The gym has brought on new friendships and surrounding myself around people who are positive and encouraging. Having the gym keeps me on a routine and helps me to not get lost or sucked into the negative parts of life. It’s a stress reliever.
9) What is the most important part of your day?
Most important part to my day is lifting. I impatiently wait for 9pm hour to see what the next days workouts will be. Two other favorite parts of my day is when I finally lay down in my bed. I am a person that tries to get 10,000 things done in a 16 hour time frame and if I stop or sit down then I will probably pass out. So when everything is finally done and I am able to crash, it feels amazing. The other part of my day that I look forward to and really enjoy is my sons bedtime routine. We read in his bed before I tuck him in and tell him goodnight.
10) In your opinion, what is the most important aspect of life?
Family, Friendships, Happiness, Hard Work, Love and to always stay true to who you are.
11) If you had the choice, would you have infinite strength or infinite cardiovascular endurance?
Strength. Everyday life needs strength more then endurance.  Carrying a case of water, holding a child, moving furniture, carrying a laundry basket, moving rocks or logs etc
12) Who is someone that you look up to and why?
David Goggins. He made something of himself from nothing. He stays true to himself.  He blocks out the negative noise and always rises above. He pushes through pain and accomplishes the unthinkable.  Goggins is very motivating and shares his journey, the struggles and is relatable.  Goggins was a huge driving factor of my ironman training and when things would get tough during that training, I asked myself “What would Goggins do?” Thats all it took for me to snap back mentally and finish what ever it was I had to accomplish.
13) What has been the most impactful thing you have learned in the gym about yourself?
The mental game! The mind is so powerful. The body can do just about anything but its the mind you have to train. I have learned that 99% of my failures are becasue I failed myself mentally before or during the training session.  I have always battled self doubt, the fear of not being good enough or living up to expectations but fighting through these workouts have helped me fight through these negative demons and transition them. I am no longer looking at my struggles as black/white failures but finding a positive, learning and celebrating the wins of the progress. Pushing through the mental desire to quit when it is hard and realizing I have weaknesses and the only way to turn them into strenghts is to start somewhere and just keep pushing.
14) Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Thank you to the Roaster community for accepting me, pushing me and all that you have done. Like I said earlier, new places give me anxiety but you all have been so welcoming. Joining this community has been one of the best things to happen in 2020.
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Thank you for taking the time to get to know Carrie and her journey! If you would like to learn how you could become our next success story, just email Coach Pete at ptaylor@mail.bw.edu and lets begin talking about how Roaster Barbell and help you reach your goals!

Roaster Spotlight: Jose Pagan

From Coach Pete: Jose is one of those guys you just love to have around. His attitude and positivity are contagious and he brings an energy to class that makes everyone raise their level. Besides being a great guy, his progress in the gym has been extraordinary. As of this publication, Jose is down 85 pounds and loving life. We are so happy to have you and we look forward to watching your success unfold! Thank you for your trust in Roaster Barbell, Jose!
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1) What is your why? What gets you out of bed in the morning?
My cousin and I are very close and we have been since we were kids. She has 3 boys and they all look up to me. As someone who has no children of my own, I live to be a great role model for those little guys. I want to be an example that you can have anything you want in life… If you have the right mindset and WORK HARD AS HELL FOR IT!
2) What brought you to Roaster Barbell?
I was referred by fellow Roaster member. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE REFERRAL KIM! 😉
3) What is your favorite movement in the gym?
I have found that I love everything and anything that has to do with moving weight.
4) What is your least favorite movements in the gym?
I LOATHE wall balls!
5) What is your biggest obstacle so far?
Assimilating into CrossFit. As someone who was new to CrossFit and out of shape, it can be a bit discouraging when you have to scale due to not being able to do all of the movements within a day’s work out. As I continue to show up day in and day out, I am seeing more and more progress. Some progress is bigger than others, but progress IS PROGRESS! That truly inspires and motivates me more and more each day.
6) What is your greatest accomplishment so far?
In regards to CrossFit…Losing weight as well as continuing to progress!!
In regards to my life… I have 4 degrees. 2 bachelors and 2 masters.
7) If you could have lunch with anyone in history, who would you choose?
Dave Ramsey
8) How has the gym affected your life outside of the gym?
Roaster Barbell has truly saved me in so many ways. I know 2020 has been tough on so many individuals. I personally had to attend 7 funerals before August 2020. It took a toll on me mentally, emotionally, as well as physically. Roaster came along at just the perfect time to not only end this year on a high note for me but to also change my life for the better in so many ways!!
9) What is the most important part of your day?
That 7:30 am workout at Roaster! It helps me start my day off on the right foot with some of my favorite individuals! I LOVE EVERY SECOND OF IT!
10) In your opinion, what is the most important aspect of life?
Kindness is the most important aspect of life. Being kind to everyone that you encounter in life in my opinion shows true character.
11) If you had the choice, would you have infinite strength or infinite cardiovascular endurance?
Infinite strength.
12) Who is someone that you look up to and why?
 I have always looked up to successful individuals. I love to surround myself with those that are successful and learn from them in an effort to improve at least one thing within myself. I can honestly say that I focus on and improve at least one major facet of my life every year.
13) What has been the most impactful thing you have learned in the gym about yourself?
The power of your mindset. When your body says “you can’t do this”… Your mind truly dictates if you will do it or not. Mindset is EVERYTHING!
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Thank you for taking the time to get to know Jose! If you would like to learn how you could become our next success story, just email Coach Pete at ptaylor@mail.bw.edu and lets begin talking about how Roaster Barbell and help you reach your goals!

2021 CrossFit Kids Registration!

*** UPDATE: SOLD OUT ***

Thank you! At this time, this set of 10 classes is 100% full.

Parents! Let’s get your little ones moving!

In a world filled with tablets, computer screens, and video games your child’s activity is in need of a jumpstart. Our CrossFit Kids program is just the thing to get your 6-12 year old moving while having fun at the same time. This 60 min class will take place every Sunday at Noon at Roaster Barbell. We are limiting this to the first 16 registered kids in order to maintain proper social distancing. The cost for this program is $130 and will include all 10 classes.

The dates for this set of classes are as follows:

NOON – Sunday, January 17, 2021

NOON – Sunday, January 24, 2021

NOON – Sunday, January 31, 2021

NOON – Sunday, February  7, 2021

NOON – Sunday, February  14, 2021

NOON – Sunday, February  21, 2021

NOON – Sunday, February  28, 2021

NOON – Sunday, March  7, 2021

NOON – Sunday, March  14, 2021

NOON – Sunday, March  21, 2021

Program Expectations: The goal of our CrossFit Kids program is to actively encourage your children to learn about fitness through games, skills, and teamwork. This hour long class is sure to keep your kids engaged and entertained while safely coaching them in a small group atmosphere.

Thank you for your interest in our CrossFit Kids program and we look forward to see you and your family! Please email Coach Pete at ptaylor@mail.bw.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

The Open: 2021

Every year, hundreds of thousands of athletes from around the world participate in the largest CrossFit event in the world. We call this event The Open. The Open is the first of multiple stages designed to find the fittest on Earth in multiple divisions. What makes The Open unique is that the participants get to complete the workouts from their Affiliate with their own community and coaches. In 2021, The Open will begin Thursday, March 11th and will last for about three weeks. Every week, the director of The CrossFit Games, Dave Castro, will release a workout or two that must be completed and submitted within a small window if it is to be officially counted.

So what does this mean for the average CrossFitter? With the ultimate goal of The CrossFit Games to find the fittest on Earth, where do you fit into this equation? Thats a great question! At Roaster Barbell, we use The Open as an opportunity to get together, have some fun, and compete against ourselves. The Open is a way of being part of something bigger than ourselves.

For some, The Open is their opportunity to do something they’ve never done before. Things are always impossible, until they’re not. Maybe double unders have been your goat. Or maybe, you’re looking for that extra motivation to get that first pull-up. The Open offers those opportunities and much more.

The Open is inclusive. In recent years CrossFit HQ has made a concerted effort in making The Open accessible to anyone. 2021 will be no different. Just like any CrossFit class in the world, The Open is infinitely scalable meaning anyone, of any ability can throw down with the rest of the world and have some fun in the process.

For some, The Open is their ultimate proving grounds, their Super Bowl of the fitness world. And for some its just another workout of the day and an opportunity to get better. At the end of the day, lets not forget why all of us are involved with CrossFit and fitness in general; we are pursuing improved health and fitness while improving our quality of life. The Open is just another arena for this to take place!

You can learn more and read the 2021 Official Rulebook HERE!

-Coach Pete

Member Spotlight: Cassie Gaye

From Coach Pete: Cassie is one of those athletes that is just special. Whether its her ability to learn new things quickly, be supportive of others, or her desire to become the best version of herself, she just gets it done with all of her heart. One of the most important characteristics an athlete can have in order to be successful is their ability to be coachable. Her ability to accept criticism and apply it moving forward has allowed her to overcome many obstacles on her journey. Being a coach herself at the high school varsity level has given her great perspective on how to be coachable and be a great teammate. Besides her high level performance in the gym, her ability to influence and help others is really where she excels. Cassie is truly a great teammate and everything a coach could want in an athlete. This is why her success is far from a surprise. Thank you Cassie for your continued effort and your ability to lift others up around you.

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1 – What is your “why”? What gets you out of bed in the morning?

My goal is to be the best version of myself everyday for Zola, my family, Jillian, my friends and for whoever needs me to help get themselves out of bed in the morning (students, colleagues, the people at the coffee shop, members at the gym, etc.).

2 – If you could accomplish 1 thing in the next 10 years, athletically or professionally, what would that be?

Stop living to work and start working to live.

3 – What brought you to Roaster Barbell?

100% the Community. Around this time 3-Years ago I walked into Roaster 1.0 with a huge list of all the things (I thought) I couldn’t do. I saw the professionalism and the culture of accountability that Pete instilled in the gym and I was all in. You are the average of the people you surround yourself with. There are still things I can’t do, yet, but I know I will get there with the help of the people in this gym.

4 – What is your favorite thing to do in the gym?

Long WODs with some kind of barbell work involved.

(And shooting the shit with everyone before, during and after class! Some of our random conversations make my day!)

5 – What is your least favorite thing in the gym?

Any isometric accessory stuff.

6 – How has your training in the gym impacted your life outside of the gym?

(1) Major anxiety & stress relief! Getting your workout done before the sunrises is the best way to start your day off with a WIN. This rolls into (2) Enjoying life’s little moments more. When you find a routine and discipline your mind feels less cluttered and starts creating space to let the good stuff in. This helps with (3) building relationships. Slowing down and taking the time to get to know people is also part of the “good stuff.” (4) Confidence. Achieving a goal, mentally pushing through a challenge, and physically feeling better is a major confidence boost. You stand a little taller knowing what you can do.

7 – In your opinion, what is the most important aspect of life?

Relationships

8 – If you could be any professional CF Games Athlete, who would you be and why?

Julie Foucher, currently a medical student at the Cleveland Clinic. She just seems like the type of person that does CrossFit because it improves her wellbeing, not for the trophy, which is what most of us are here for! She makes a living helping others who are sick and on her free time she shares her insight on how to live a healthier life. Knowledge is powerful but it is even more powerful when it is shared with others.

9 – What aspects of health and fitness do you find most difficult and why?

Diet and Nutrition. Working out is easy. You make time for it, you go to the gym, and you’re surrounded by people who are there for the same reasons as you. Going out with friends, going to a restaurant, family parties, or living with a person who may not particularly value it as much as you do makes it hard to eat the things you should. Also, life is fast! There’s no denying it can be hard to make time to actually cook for yourself versus stopping somewhere quick for lunch.

10 – If you had the choice, would you rather have infinite strength, or infinite cardiovascular endurance?

Strength. As long as I have an able body I better be able to stand it up tall.

11 – What would you say to someone that asks you about the gym and was looking to get started?

You will always have weaknesses and there will always be someone better than you. Get over it. Comparison is the thief of joy. Set goals for yourself and when you achieve them, no matter how small, celebrate them. You’ll love this place because I guarantee the people you start to workout with on a daily basis will notice and celebrate with you!

13 – Do you have anything else you would like to add?

Go Browns.

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Thank you for taking the time to get to know Cassie! If you would like to learn how you could become our next success story, just email Coach Pete at ptaylor@mail.bw.edu and lets begin talking about how Roaster Barbell and help you reach your goals!

Member Spotlight: Molly Lamb

FROM COACH PETE: Molly is apart of a special group that means a lot to me. She was here for our 1st class over 5 years ago at our first location. We may have had humble beginnings but Molly believed in our mission and has helped make that mission a reality. The growth Molly has gone through is a direct result of her making a goal and sticking too it with dedication and commitment.  She made up her mind to be the best version of herself and I have no doubt that she will do just that. Molly, I thank you for your commitment to this community and for being here with us through all the ups and downs. Your contributions to helping make this community so amazing has not gone unnoticed. I appreciate you!
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1 – What is your “why”? What gets you out of bed in the morning?
This was definitely a choice and decision I had made for myself years ago. It was a vision I had and then became a purpose. Chasing after that strong confident woman/partner I wanted to be for myself. Which turned into a lifestyle change for me. Overall, I wanted to be a better person for myself and continue to strive on that path… Definitely Worth it!
2 – If you could accomplish 1 thing in the next 10 years, athletically or professionally, what would that be?
 It’s hard to choose one thing. I have many! I Still want to be Fit and Healthy Doing what I love. Surrounded by great people who continue to support my growth and bring my best out. If I had to choose one it would be Exploring a national Park.
3 – What brought you to Roaster Barbell?
It was definitely the people. I’ve known some of them already. I went to school with my coach and he already had a future plan in place for Roaster Barbell. Happy I stepped foot into those boot camps in the beginning! I’ve been consistent ever since Roaster Barbell opened. The coaching and programing, I’ve seen results not only in myself, but within the community at Roaster Barbell. Love how everyone cheers everyone on and helps each other aim for their goals. Plus, I wanted some variety into my workout routine!
4 – What is your favorite thing to do in the gym?
Weight lifting! Especially those bicep curls and deadlifts.
5 – What is your least favorite thing in the gym?
 I’d have to go with wallballs.
6 – If you would meet anyone in history and have lunch with them, who would it be and why?
 Well, I will never forget his smile. Heath Ledger. He had a gift and a talent not many actors had which made him stand out. I would love to have a conversation with him about his films over lunch with a view.
7 – How has your training in the gym impacted your life outside of the gym?
It has helped enhance my confidence, make me a better leader and an example for others who are just starting out in the fitness world.
8 – In your opinion, what is the most important aspect of life?
Mental health without a doubt. It doesn’t get much buzz. I am happy the awareness is around it now. It’s something I feel everyone needs to be aware of. A good mindset is key if you want change. It doesn’t happen overnight. Health would be another one. Taking care of yourself.
9 – If you could be any professional CF Games Athlete, who would you be and why?
This is a fun one! I love her athleticism and drive. I’d have to say Brooke Wells. I love that we both have blonde hair!
10 – What aspects of health and fitness do you find most difficult and why?
Finding that balance with nutrition and your workout routine. Eating enough and right foods. Definitely a practice. Better than it was before. The better you eat, better your workouts are and feel.
11 – If you had the choice, would you rather have infinite strength, or infinite cardiovascular endurance?   Infinite of strength! I like that feeling of being powerful and strong
12 – What would you say to someone that asks you about the gym and was looking to get started?
I would say try it out! The coaching is great and the community makes you feel welcome!
13 – Do you have anything else you would like to add?
I am very happy I chose Roaster Barbell as my consistent home gym and remember, trust the process. Remember to enjoy it! Your competition is in the mirror.
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Thank you for taking the time to get to know Molly! If you would like to learn how you could become our next success story, just email Coach Pete at ptaylor@mail.bw.edu and lets begin talking about how Roaster Barbell and help you reach your goals!

Member Spotlight: Kim Cannella

From Coach Pete: Kim’s success in the gym is a direct result of her ability to be coachable as well as her incredible consistency. She just recently hit her 3 year Roaster Barbell anniversary and she seems to really be hitting her stride in all aspects of her fitness. Its been an awesome experience to watch Kim grow into the athlete she is today and I look forward to continuing to watch her grow even more. Thank you Kim for being such a positive influence on our community!
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1 – What is your “why”? What gets you out of bed in the morning?
The opportunity to learn, grow, and help others every day. I strive to continue to better myself on a daily basis and to help others grow as well.
2 – If you could accomplish 1 thing in the next 10 years, athletically or professionally, what would that be?
If I could accomplish one thing in the next 10 years it would be to continue to stay fit and maintain a healthy/active lifestyle.
3 – What brought you to Roaster Barbell?
My sister, Tina. She kept bugging me that I should go to this gym with her after work. One day I finally decided I would give it a shot. I had no idea what I was doing when I showed up and everything being talked about was like a foreign language to me because this was the first real gym I had ever been too. Once I started showing up with Tina on a regular basis I was hooked and it has been one of the best additions to my life.
4 – What is your favorite thing to do in the gym?
My favorite thing to do at the gym is any of the gymnastic movements.
5 – What is your least favorite thing in the gym?
My least favorite thing used to be the assault bike, but now since those are gone I would have to say wallballs…short girl problems.
6 – If you would meet anyone in history and have lunch with them, who would it be and why?
JK Rowling. She is a best-selling author in history and created my most beloved book series Harry Potter. I grew up reading the books and watching the movies. She created a world that felt so real to me and I would like to learn more about her creative process in developing the series.
7 – How has your training in the gym impacted your life outside of the gym?
Training in the gym has impacted my life outside of the gym by making me feel more accomplished and I think just helping me feel more confident in myself.
8 – In your opinion, what is the most important aspect of life?
The most important aspect in life is family. My family means the world to me and I couldn’t imagine my life without them. They have helped and continue to help shape me into the person I am today.
9 – If you could be any professional CF Games Athlete, who would you be and why?
Any of them. They are all very inspiring. I think just being able to make it to the CF Games is an amazing accomplishment and shows how much hard work and dedication they have.
10 – What aspects of health and fitness do you find most difficult and why?
Healthy diet. I love food and it is very hard for me to have self control and turn down anything that might be considered unhealthy.
11 – If you had the choice, would you rather have infinite strength, or infinite cardiovascular endurance?
Infinite cardiovascular endurance.
12 – What would you say to someone that asks you about the gym and was looking to get started?
I would tell them that Roaster Barbell is a great place to start their fitness journey. Pete is truly a fantastic coach and the community at Roaster Barbell is phenomenal. Everyone is so welcoming and accepting of of each other, regardless of what level of fitness you are at. I know when I first started I was nervous and slightly intimidated but quickly realized everyone is there for the same reason; to get a good workout in, improve on themselves, and to support one another.
13 – Do you have anything else you would like to add?
Keep showing up and do your best and you will continue to see improvement!
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Thank you for taking the time to get to know Kim! If you would like to learn how you could become our next success story, just email Coach Pete at ptaylor@mail.bw.edu and lets begin talking about how Roaster Barbell and help you reach your goals!

Member Spotlight: Brian Papay

From Coach Pete: Brian Papay is the definition of driven. He is a regular at our 5am class and I’ve always said that 5am’ers are special people. Its takes a strong “why” to be at the gym at 5am all week, week after week. Brian takes any challenge head-on with everything he’s got. Just this week we did a sled workout that was intended to be a fairly slow pace but I knew what was about to happen after the 3-2-1-Go. As expected, Brian took off in a dead sprint to begin his mile sled drag at 70#. I found myself laughing out loud as I watched him fade into the 5am darkness. This scenario is pretty common, I overheard him once call this plan, “crash and burn.” In contrast, Brian’s extra training outside of the gym has given him a new perspective. He has been training for a 26 mile race which has forced him to slow his training runs down in order to build his trail volume. Its been interesting to hear about his race training. The picture that I am trying to paint is that Brian is heavily invested in his health and fitness. Stories like his are incredibly meaningful to me because I know where he started. Brian’s ability to work hard while remaining humble is incredibly motivating to those around him and he has been a great teammate to those in our community. Its been a pleasure working with you, Brian. Thank you for calling Roaster Barbell your home.
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1 – What is your why? What gets you out of bed in the morning?
I try to become a better person daily while being happy and healthy. I strive to be mentally and physically stronger to set a good example for my two boys.
2 – What is special about Roaster Barbell that keeps you coming back?
Its been life changing. Roaster Barbell woke this 40 year old man up. There’s something about this amazing community of hard workers that push and challenge you to become better daily. Together, we raise that bar, work hard, and crush our goals. Led by Coach Pete, a great coach and even better person. Its been a tough year for everyone (Covid) but the great positive leadership hasn’t gone unnoticed.
3 – When was your tipping point that helped you get started in fitness?
I just remember being out of shape and wanting a change. Found CrossFit at 230lbs. First workout was horrible and thought I was going to die but just kept coming back. A little over 3 years later I’m fairly fit and weigh 167lbs.
4 – What events are you training for?
Leave No Trace trail marathon on November 7th.
5 – What is your favorite thing in the gym?
I prefer cardio, light weight or body weight workouts.
6 – What is your least favorite thing in the gym?
Heavy weight workouts.
7 – Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Hopefully 50 and fit, moving like a youngster.
8 – What has been the most difficult obstacle on your journey?
Probably the lifestyle change. Putting my health as the priority. Building my daily routines.
9 – What do you look for in a gym?
Im at a point in my life where I try to surround myself with positive, inspiring, and great people. Community is high on the list of things I look for.
10 – What advice would you have for someone who is considering Roaster Barbell?
Give it a shot! Show up, work hard, and earn the results you want to see.
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Thank you for taking the time to get to know Brian! If you would like to learn how you could become our next success story, just email Coach Pete at ptaylor@mail.bw.edu and lets begin talking about how Roaster Barbell and help you reach your goals!