At a Level 1 Trainer Course at Norcal CrossFit Santa Clara, Seminar Staff member Pat Sherwood addresses the attendees to find out who is new to CrossFit. Tim Gallagher and David Temple are two of those people.
A retired professional football player, Gallagher has owned a gym, Sonora Sports and Fitness Center, for the past 20 years. He already has a CrossFit affiliate, CrossFit Sonora Sports and Fitness Center, inside his gym, and classes are run by CrossFit trainer Allison Autrey. Temple is another personal trainer at the same gym.
For Gallagher, fitness has been a lifelong passion.
“I started working out when I was 14. I’d say from 14 to now 51, I’ve always done some kind of activity,” Gallagher says.
Gallagher says he wants to learn more about CrossFit because he is expanding the CrossFit program at his gym.
After the Level 1 workout, Temple says he is a CrossFit convert.
“I never was a CrossFit believer until now,” he says. “I used to just be one of those guys who just curled in front of the mirror.”
“It was fun. I enjoyed it,” Gallagher says of his experience at the Level 1 course. “I always like to know what it feels like to do it. So today I got that chance—it was good.”
Additional reading: Where I’ve Trained, What I’ve Learned by Russell Greene, published Dec. 27, 2010.