August 2019 Athlete of the Month: Lewis Noble
We have so much love for our community, and want to take the chance to highlight one athlete each month that exemplifies hard work – if you haven’t met Lewis yet (or even if you have), make sure to say hello and smile next time you’re at the gym!
Q: How long have you been doing CrossFit? What changes have you seen in yourself (physically or mentally) since beginning CrossFit?
I started CrossFit in 2012 while I was at FSU. I really struggled to keep any kind of active routine after playing sports in high school and wanted to make a change. I did it off and on for a few years until I joined Terminus and became much more consistent. I have seen a complete change physically and mentally. I am in the best shape I have ever been in and continue to push myself passed old mental barriers.
Q: How has CrossFit helped you outside the gym?
CrossFit has made me much more confident in everyday life and that positive impact permeates everything I do. Other than that, I notice the mental strength of pushing myself in workouts when I’m working on any task that is difficult or I don’t want to do. That discipline of showing up and doing what’s asked of you has definitely been transferable.
Q: Who inspires you at the gym, and how do they inspire you?
I remember working out with Patrick at the old Terminus. Seeing the transformation he has made from there to now coaching is amazing. He is definitely a positive force in the gym and someone I can count on to push me when I hit that mental wall or begin to give up in a workout.
Q: What is something that we may not know about you?
I love sneakers and have more than 30 pairs.
Q: Any advice for someone considering trying CrossFit for the first time?
Just try it and show up. When you first start, showing up is the most important part. You can handle anything that you encounter once you get there, but just get yourself in the door.
Q: What are your top 3 memories in CrossFit?
1. Puking after my first CrossFit workout ever
2. Completing Murph for the first time
3. The first time I truly looked forward while snatching and beat my old PR by 20 lbs.
Q: What’s your proudest accomplishment?
Before I started my most recent project for work, I had gone 5 times a week for 13 weeks in a row.
Q: Moving forward, do you have any short term or long term CrossFit goals?
My goals with CrossFit have always been centered on going consistently. Now that I’m traveling for work again, my goal is to get to the gym 3+ times a week while I’m on the road and 5 times a week when I’m home.