With so many other great athletes worthy of this title, it is with great honor and pride that I accept being selected as Athlete of the Month.

I’m Trevor Walker and I’ve been an athlete with CrossFit Loop since Feb. 2016.  Though I didn’t know it at the time, my journey into CrossFit began with an unrelated, life changing event.  I lost a good friend who passed away at a relatively early age (rest easy Marc Strickler).  After his passing, my wife, Kristen, and I discussed how we’d like to change our lives to promote living healthier and being active with our kids, Ellis (15) and Cache (11).  First, we changed our eating habits, then realized we also needed to work out to further enhance the healthy choices we were making.  At that time, our neighbor, Colt Easley, had recently signed up at the Loop and for months was asking me to join him in a WOD (I didn’t even know what “WOD” meant!).  Eventually, after three months and a lot of research on CrossFit, I reluctantly gave in and went to the Loop for my first CrossFit experience.  All it took was one time, and though my first WOD nearly caused cardiac arrest, I was hooked.  The coaching staff was accommodating to what I could handle, or rather what I couldn’t handle at the time, and all the athletes were very welcoming.  I couldn’t wait to go back for my next WOD!  Well, it took me three days to recover before I could make it back; however, I’ve come a long way since then.  It’s been over two and a half years since my CrossFit journey began and I am thrilled to be part of the Loop Family on a daily basis now. With the Loop being an active part of my lifestyle, I’ve managed to meet some really great people, made numerous fiends, accomplished things I didn’t know I could do, and most importantly, I’ve remained healthy.  The Loop has been a complete success for me from the first time I set a foot in the door. I look forward to continuing my relationship with the Loop, as well as with all the athletes I’ve met along the way.

I appreciate the opportunity and privilege to be CrossFit Loop’s Athlete of the Month.  To Korby and Anne… thank you for bringing the Loop into our community, and moreover, thank you for being indiscriminately supportive to all of the athletes that come through your doors… JOB WELL DONE, my friends!  To the coaches, athletes, and everyone involved in the Loop, keep up the good work!