Member Spotlight: Berk Wright

Member Spotlight: Berk Wright

Every week, 5280 CrossFit highlights a member from the community. Get to know our members and read all of the member spotlights here.

Name
Berk Wright

How old are you?
55

How long have you been with 5280 CrossFit?
April of 2018.

Why do you CrossFit?
When I started it was to try and gain some muscle since I had just lost 70 lbs. Since then I have stuck with it because of the community and how it makes me feel.

Are you married, single, in a relationship? Do you have any children (“furry” children included)?
I have been married to my incredible wife for 31 years and were married on Friday the 13th of November. We have 4 daughters and 1 son as well as a German Shepherd.

What is your favorite activity to do outside the gym?
I like to hang out with the family whenever I can doing just about anything. I also enjoy a good bike ride on either my bicycle or motorcycle.

How do you make time for CrossFit in your weekly schedule? What’s helped you stay committed?
I have been able to fit Crossfit into my schedule by attending the 5:30am class. I have stayed with it, because as hard as I have worked to get stronger and better fit, I know can be lost very quickly if I quit.

How has 5280 made your life better?
As hard as it is to get up some mornings, I have never left the gym regretting getting up and going. Exercising is something that I have done off and on over the years but never really stuck with it. Nothing I have ever done has been harder or more rewarding than CrossFit. I am getting to the age where sticking with CrossFit has made me feel over all more healthy.

What is one CrossFit goal you are currently working on?
I continue to work on being able to do double-unders as well as pull-ups and overall strength and fitness.

Share one CrossFit story… (funny, cool, inspiring, etc)
I recently lost my job and 5280 has been a constant in my life which has helped me keep a better perspective as well as feel better about myself. I believe sticking with CrossFit has helped my overall attitude and kept me from getting down or depressed. It is always inspiring to have others push me to do things I did not believe I could do as well as seeing others push themselves to incredible limits.

What advice do you have for someone thinking about starting CrossFit?
If you can join a gym with as great of coaches that 5280 has, you should join and will never regret it. The CrossFit community is incredible and will become a part of your life you will not want to do without.

Tell us something most 5280 CrossFit members don’t know about you.
I have a twin sister. Although we are not identical, lol.