Prototype of the Month: Will Collins

Share your CrossFit Prototype experience and fitness journey
I became a member of CFP when the merger with SmallTown took place.  When I look back, I am amazed at how fast I fit in, whether it was getting to know Mike and Brian Z., to the tight-knit group from 7:30 (RIP), or working out with people I just met for the Saturday morning partner WODS.  I got hooked once I started going to Saturday mornings frequently and got to meet everyone. My fitness journey has been a long story.  I have played sports all of my life and first got into weight lifting going into my freshman year of high school to play football.  I was a three-sport athlete in high school and was lucky enough to play football in college.  After college, I enjoyed running and I competed in boxing and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.  I first got introduced to CrossFit a couple of years after getting out of college.  What makes Crossfit unique is the intensity of the workouts.  It brings back great memories I have working out in the weight room with my teammates in college.


What is your favorite part about being at CFP? 
The answer is easy…..the community.  It doesn’t matter what time of the day you come in because you know there is a great coach(s) running the class plus a great group of people to work out with.  I particularly enjoy getting the chance to work out with someone during the partner workouts.  I also can’t thank CFP enough for helping me get through this difficult time.  The 5:30 Zoom classes have been the best part of my day.


What are your hobbies and activities?
As a high school teacher and three-sport coach, I am constantly around sports.  I picked up golf a few years ago with my friends and also enjoy reading, traveling, and watching tv shows and documentaries.


How has (if it has) CFP helped you outside the gym (in sports etc)?
CFP has been essential for my physical and mental wellness.  Using what I learned at CFP has helped me maintain a high energy level and stay disciplined while going through a busy schedule.


What are you continuing fitness goals to this point?
My goal is to stay consistent with my participation in the gym.  I feel that is the first part of the battle before improving specific aspects of fitness.


What is your favorite quote?
I’m not really much of a quote guy, but I am known for obscure tv shows and movie quotes.  “We got no food, we got no jobs, our pets’ HEADS ARE FALLING OFF!” – Dumb and Dumber

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