HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING IN OUR COMMUNITY!

March Athlete of the Month – Mark Leavens

About Myself:

My name is Mark Leavens. I am from Houston, TX. I am a high school art teacher at Sam Houston Math, Science, and Technology Center. I received my BA in Studio Art from The University of Texas at Austin with an emphasis in Painting. I keep an avid studio practice by working on paintings and ceramics when I’m not at the gym trying to work on my fitness. Other hobbies include: Guitar, Synthesizers, rock climbing, long walks on the beach, cooking with my boo thang, traveling pre-covid, and throwing a frisbee to my dog Copper.

When did I start Crossfit?


I started Crossfit the second week of January 2020. Hell Yeah!

What made you start doing Crossfit?


I was in a band with Matt Gamez and he got thicc reall quick. I was like, “Yo, I’ll have what he’s having!”

How has Crossfit made a difference in your life outside of the gym?

Looking better naked everyday. Overall energy 10/10. If I were a video game, my stat bar would be maxed out. My goals are different, I eat different, I feel different, I sleep harder, and the concept of difficulty has definitely changed dramatically. 

Least favorite WOD or Movement?


Anytime I have to Jump on top of a box. 

Favorite Lift:

Log Press or Stone Lifting. They call me the American Lager. (they don’t, but they should)


Least Favorite Lift:


I don’t have one. Lifting is great. 


Strongman/ Crossfit goals:


Strongman Goals: Crush this weeks competition (place?)
Crossfit Goals: I don’t know what those are.. jk. I’d love to rx more, it’s super awesome when I do. Honestly most of my goals are lifting oriented. Log Press: 225, Deadlift: 500, Squat: 450, Power Clean: 275, Strict Press: 185


Best Crossfit Achievement: 


I don’t think there’s one point I can say that I can recall. I’m very proud every time I complete any WOD. My progress within a year has allowed me to move really well throughout most workouts. Maybe if I were to say one moment: I’d say when I clean and jerked: 235. 


Words that I live by: 


I live by the sword, I die by the sword?All words are made up?

A  birdy goes cluck cluck, a cow goes moo, a piggy goes oink oink, how about you?

If anything is worth doing, it’s worth doing well.

Things you’d be surprised to know about me:

I was on the competitive Jump Rope Team for 5 years. We were called Razz-Ma-Tazz. 


Advice to Newbies:


Start slow. Listen to your body. Trust your coaches. Tell that little person in your head that is complaining during a WOD to shut up.

Say Hi to everyone, everyone is so nice. Say Hi to me!

fill out the form below to get started!

Take the first step towards getting the results you want!