Athlete Profile -Brian Lackey Continuing with this series, next up we have Brian! Brian has been with us at Duke City Crossfit since the beginning of 2015. Brian is very new to Duke City and is about a month in of being our member. Today we are going to get to know Brian a little bit better. Today we’ll get to learn a little bit more about his background, why he started Crossfit, and what it means to him.
Name: Brian Lackey
Hometown: Grants, NM
Occupation: Coal Mines
What is your go-to cheat meal? Don’t know if you call it a cheat meal but I like sushi
Firstly, in college I played baseball and all throughout high school I was involved in a sport. I really like being out doors, mainly on the lake, camping. Besides being outdoors I have found my other interest, Crossfit. It looked different and challenging and I've been hooked ever since. A friend of mine, who is also a member at Duke City, Ambrosia, told me to "try it out". Best decision I have made. I attend classes 3-4 days a week depending on my schedule.
What were your first impressions, and have those since changed?
I was pretty nervous joining Duke City. I didn't know anyone, but it didn't take long to meet people and feel welcomed. Everyone at Duke City was and still is very welcoming. No one lets you stray or workout alone! When I first joined Crossfit I would have been happy to just finish the workouts. Now, my goals have changed. I want to build up my cardio and get stronger. One day a time! My biggest accomplishment to date is 3 Handstand push ups. When I first started I could not even get myself into a Handstand!
Now I have different goals all around. I don't want to return to my old self, my old ways. I have been given a second chance and will stay fit and healthy.
One way that crossfit has really impacted my life is because my daughter started to do it also. This has really brought us closer.
I like the atmosphere at Duke City. People are real deal and not fake. I am a simple person and like how everyone has been helpful.
If you haven't had the opportunity to say hello to Brian, he's here most days in the morning and bootcamps! Make a point to do so! Train hard.