My family has been in the Fort Bragg area for a little over 10 years. My husband was in the Army and I was a government contractor before having our youngest. We have a 15 year old, a 4 year old and a 2 year old.
I started CrossFit in 2007. I had been searching for something new to do with my normal gym routine. CrossFit wasn’t very big at the time and I had no idea what to expect, but my first experience wrecked me and I realized I definitely needed to switch my fitness up.
My biggest motivator to come to the gym is knowing that if I can get on the other side of a workout, no matter how tired I am, I know I will feel so much better for the rest of the day.
My favorite type of workout is a chipper. Recently, I got toes to bar and butterfly pull-ups so I am happy to see them in workouts so I can get more practice in.
My favorite thing about CrossFit 611 is pretty much everything. I love everyone at the gym, I love how friendly everyone is and how comfortable everyone makes each other. I love the determination of the coaches to see members succeed and their efforts to help us accomplish our fitness goals.
My name is Joshua Coxe and I was born and raised in Pinehurst, NC. I work in real property appraisal, but I am working on my Masters in Christian Leadership with the hopes of becoming a Pastor. I am the oldest of the siblings. Many of you know my little sister Jess and if you don’t just look for the 16-year-old girl beating me in most workouts.
I started Crossfit a little over two years ago. I had worked out in more conventional gyms prior and I was ready for a new challenge.
I’m highly involved in my church. I love playing any sport or doing outdoor hobbies/activities. I spend the rest of my free time reading and hanging out with friends.
My favorite workout is anything that is heavy and has a short duration. Fav movement is the Wall Ball.
I love that Crossfit 611 is not just a gym but a family. The community is both inclusive and encouraging. It has become my home away from home.
KATHY TALBERT – THE GRIND
I am a native to Moore County except for the short 8 years spent in Boone! I live in Carthage with my husband and my 3 year old little dude whom I hope to get into the gym when he turns 4!! As far as what I do with my time…I am a nurse, a small business owner, and I just started back to school on Jan 7th for my Family Nurse Practitioner. Let the stress and chaos begin!
I started the Grind in August 2018 with the New You Challenge because I needed a reboot. I grew up dancing competitively along with cheerleading in high school and college, so I have been active for almost half of my 38.5 years. My activity declined while in nursing school, during the “fat & happy” phase of marriage, after a successful round of IVF, and while enjoying a new little dude. I knew I needed to change something when I noticed that my heart would race with minimal activity and I would get winded while playing with my son or with everyday activities. So time for a change and I was intrigued by CrossFit. I call the Grind my “voluntary torture”- it feels like torture when I’m doing it but I show up voluntarily each day and leave feeling like a superhero!!
My motivation to come Grind at 6:30AM is my little boy and my health. I want to be a better ME-stronger, faster, better endurance, and to look/feel better for me. I know how active I use to be and I want to surpass where I use to be. I developed high blood pressure (no pre-eclampsia, thank the Lord!) during the last month of my pregnancy. It resolved a month after my son arrived but it leaves me predisposed to develop it later in life. All I can say is no thank you and I want to prevent it through bettering my self and my health.