Athlete of the Month

wayneMarch 2013: The Power Dumper

F’n A Doggy!  Meet Wayne!

Tell us about yourself:

My name is Wayne Sager and I am 31 years old.  I am about to be 32 holy shit, but I feel the best I have ever felt.   I went to college for 4 years and played baseball.  My parents are Richard and Bonnie Sager, I have a brother Jonathan and sister Stephanie: aka Turtle.  I have been married for 6.5 to my lovely wife and Beast Crossfitter Laura Lee Sager.  Currently I am employed at Strasburg Police Department.

How Long Have You Been Doing Crossfit?

I have had previous Crossfit experiences but have never stuck to the plan.  So, I consider my start date to be Dec. 26, 2012.

When/what was your “crossfit moment” or have you had one? (the one where you think you may actually die)

My most memorable Crossfit moments have been during the Open Workouts that we do on Saturdays.  The one that stands out in my mind is the 13.1 Open workout when I got to 135# snatch, and PRd with 29 reps; just two days before that I couldn’t even do 1 rep of 135#.  Everybody was cheering me on, getting in my face, all loud & dirty (ie Sarah Whitmore)….it was a f….ing great feeling.  Since then each Open workout has been just as awesome.  I am really going to miss these Saturdays that we all get nervous about and lose sleep over.

What Keeps You Coming Back?

The reason I come back….People just don’t understand why we kill ourselves over and over, day after day.  The reason: The Crossfit Community.  It’s a support system, a cheerleader, a coach, personal trainer, and most of all it’s new friendships that are made.

Favorite Crossfit Movement:

My favorite movements are some of the things that I have yet to figure out completely.  The squat snatch, overhead squat, and muscle ups.

What movement makes you look at the white board and want to walk back out the door?

On the other hand, the movements that I hate the most but need to do more often are BURPEES and ROWING

What are your goals?

Goals………..Improve on all Crossfit movements and increase weight and times.  Get a sub 4:00 minute Fran.  To improve each day in the gym and in life as a person, husband, and friend.

Crossfit in Your Own Words:

Motivation….What motivated me to start Crossfit was my wife.  Watching her at the Trident Team Superfit 2012 competition was unbelievable.  Her determination, will power, strength, and most of all the look of intensity in her eyes as she kicked to shit out of herself.  I wanted to be a part of that for some strange crazy reason.  Also, the continued improvements I have made both physically and mentally, as well as with the Crossfit movements.

In your own words what is Rocktown Crossfit?

Rocktown Crossfit….huh, where do I start?  The owners, members, or the new friendships; all can be described as awesome!!!!!!!!  Each day I can’t wait to drive the 45 minutes to the gym.  If I miss a day I feel left out.  Funny enough I  am sad that I did not get a chance to do the WOD.  It has been great to see everybody improve and grow in the gym.  Thanks for letting me be a part of something that is so great.

A Note from the Rocktown Staff:

I can vividly remember the first day Wayne joined us at Gold’s Gym for a crossfit workout.  He was very quiet and told me multiple times “I don’t want to slow you down, I’ll stay out of the way” and within the first week Lauren and I both said that if Wayne sticks with it, he will be kicking all of our butts very soon, and just in three months those days are already upon us!  If any of our members have had the opportunity to work out with Wayne, you are familiar with the work ethic and intensity he brings to every workout…and once he is finished the encouragement he provides for others is some of the best in the gym.  Wayne’s continued hunger to perfect his lifts and skills in crossfit is exciting to watch and we should all take a page out of Wayne’s book of how hard you should work when you step in the door.  No matter what kind of day he’s had, or how late he was up last night when he comes into the gym, its head down, mouth shut and ready to put in work.  Good things don’t come to those who wait, they come to those go out and F’n earn it…and Wayne Sager has earned everything he has accomplished so far at The Rock.  As far as his nickname at the top…Wayne has a 30+ minute drive to the rock every morning, which can be very stressful on the bladder…so stay clear of the far bathroom when you’re warming up in Wayne’s class 🙂  We are very proud of Wayne and thankful that Laura has brought him to our Rocktown family!

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