December Member Spotlight: Mark Tomkinson
Name: Mark Tomkinson
Occupation:Currently I’m doing residential construction (house remodels) and pursuing a career in law enforcement.
How long have you been Crossfitting? I’ve been crossfitting for about 2.5 years now, almost all of it at the wonderful CFHB!
What brought you to CrossFit Huntington Beach? I was training for a running race with some friends and they took me to a couple of intro CF classes. Despite being a dedicated runner at the time I was hooked instantly!
What is your favorite part about the gym? My favorite aspect of CFHB is the sense of community. Everyone here is always so welcoming and awesome! I couldn’t push myself half as hard as I do without everyone’s support at the box.
What were you most afraid of when you first started? I was most afraid of double-unders and Fran when I first started. I could barely get one double-under for months it seemed, and my fear of Fran was finally conquered last month when I did it RX for the first time.
What class time(s) do you attend? I go to any class I can make, sometimes 5am or 6pm if I have to. 9am is my favorite though!
What do you like about that class? I enjoy going to different class times and meeting new members, it’s always cool to find a new friend!
What are your fitness goals? Fitness goals….. to be like Superman.
How has CrossFit helped you move toward those goals? Crossfit has made me a more well rounded athlete. I used to just run, but now I can do a little bit of gymnastics, weight lifting, etc. and still get in a 10 miler when I want, but I’d rather be lifting weights and swinging on the rings!
Favorite CrossFit Lift? My favorite lift is the snatch because it’s so complex. I think I’m finally learning the basics of it and can’t wait to progress! Of course it’s also the most difficult lift.
What’s your “Spirit Animal?” My spirit animal is the Velociraptor duh!