David Stowe placed ninth in the Reebok CrossFit Games Open and qualified for the Central East Regional. Unlike many other CrossFitters, Stowe does not train at a CrossFit box. Instead, he spends 80 percent of his time training at Global Fitness and the rest in his home.
When Stowe started CrossFitting at Global Fitness, he caused some problems with a few movements and maybe just a little broken drywall.
“I had a couple issues, been kicked out a couple times, had a couple people fired because of me getting kicked out,” he said. “The owner’s pretty much sided with me, and now I get to stay here and kick butt.”
At the Globo Gym, Stowe’s found a way to do wall-ball shots, handstand push-ups, pull-ups, sprints and Olympic lifts in what he calls “David’s corner.” After cracking the top 10 in the Open, Stowe will now get the chance to put his “guerrilla training” to the test as he competes against overall Open winner Dan Bailey in the Central East Regional June 10-12.
Additional video: A CrossFit Affiliate in a Globo Gym by Allison Autrey, published March 19, 2011.