CrossFit RDU (formerly CrossFit Six Forks) had the opportunity to work with Wells Thompson during his “off season” over the Summers of 2009 and 2010. He is a great athlete and an even better person. I enjoyed training an athlete of his tenacity. Best wishes to Wells as he heads off for another season of professional soccer. Rob Lusk, Owner/Trainer, CrossFit Six Forks
Wells Thompson “I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13
My name is Wells Thompson. I am a professional soccer player for Major League Soccer. Having just completed my third year in the league, my off-season goal was to challenge myself mentally and physically by stepping outside of my comfort zone and trying something different with my workouts.
I was introduced to CrossFit [CrossFit-SWAT] by my buddy, Joe Hughes, who had recently started the program and had already become a huge advocate in such a short amount of time. I decided to give it a try, but never could have imagined the impact that CrossFit would have on my life. From the first day, I was hooked!
CrossFit has truly changed my perspective on physical fitness and has heightened my standards for personal fitness and overall strength. No question, I will definitely be a “CrossFitter” for the rest of my life and that’s a promise!
As an athlete, there are several attributes of the program that have been attractive to me. First, I absolutely love its competitive nature, which has propelled me to achieve unexpected and vast fitness gains. Second, as a result of timed workouts, personal attention, and partnering with others, the program naturally creates an encouraging environment that fosters excellence. CrossFit has not only allowed me to push myself far beyond my threshold, but also to break away from the monotony of my previous workouts. Third, the program can work for anyone, as it is adaptable to the individual, no matter their size, shape, age, or fitness level.
All in all, I have never had a more demanding and productive off-season. I am so thankful that I decided to give CrossFit a try, as it has prepared me mentally and physically for the challenges of my upcoming season. I encourage anyone and everyone to give the program a fair chance. I am confident that once you give it a try, you will never go back to your old workout ways.
Alan, Amateur Tennis Player (40+)
By the way, Rob, I just played in my first state championship team singles tournament. It is the highest team level singles championship in the state and I played my best tennis ever. I went 2-1 against some great players. I beat a former Wake Forest tennis player in his late 20s. He thought he was going to roll over the old man, but I was quick enough (thanks to CrossFit) to get so many balls back that I forced him to do more than he was capable of. I love being quick–really quick–again! CrossFit has turned me into a much better tennis player. Thanks
Coach Krista, Franklin Academy Cross Country Team
Just wanted to pass along some feedback. Students really liked the running workshop and took it seriously. Also, got some parent emails today raving about how great they thought the workshop was for their child. Today in practice we went through drills and students were pointing out to other students as they ran, “chip” “V”…:)…Thanks again for coming, your drills and tips will prove to be invaluable to our team.