Andrew Watson Featured Athlete of March

Coachable | Hardworking | Positive

Andrew is the poster-child for coachable, hardworking, and positive. He approaches each workout, whether it’s in his wheelhouse or not, with the same tenacity and vigor. He accepts feedback with an open-mind, and readily embraces cues. When I tell Andrew “this is the number of rounds I want you to shoot for.” “This is how many reps I want you to do unbroken.” He always smiles, gives a little laugh, and says “OK”.

His infectious smile and good attitude inspire those athletes around him. He’s here to grow as an individual and as a community member.
These are the attributes that we look for in our athletes.

Andrew’s Interview:
What is your favorite color? Blue? or a solid shade of black!

Pick a silly question or answer them all: What would your spirit animal be? If you could have one superpower, what would it be? Spirit Animal: Probably a really active sloth. Superpower: To be able to eat anything and have it count towards sick gains.

Row, Bike or Run? & Why? Run! Strange but true.

What is your favorite CrossFit Movement? Power Cleans. They need work, but are awesome when you stick them!

Favorite Restaurant in KC? Or favorite Cheat Meal? Rye the restaurant. Rye(whiskey) the cheat meal.

When did you start working out at The Hill? October 2018.

“Communities are so hard to find, especially ones that aren’t cheesy. It had been about a year since being apart of a good group of people and committing to a community is a big deal so it felt like forever since I had been apart of a group where I could just be me, have fun and work hard.

I love my job and the people I work with, but trying to find friends outside of your place of business is something I’ve always struggled with how to do. I generally just don’t attempt it because bar hopping for friends sounds pretty lame.

Since joining The Hill, I not only have the motivation to work hard on my health, but the excitement of knowing that I’ll go to class and and see genuine friends that care about working hard and having fun as much as I do.

How is The Hill different than other gyms you’ve been to?
The year I took off from CrossFit I was trying out a bunch of different ones but was just not able to find the right fit. I would Appreciate some of the people but find the workouts lacking or vice versa. The Hill combines an incredibly welcoming community with expert coaches focused on your goals and betterment and killer workouts…. for real, I think the biking might actually cause my death.

What keeps you coming back? And where do you find your motivation when the workout looks difficult? I love working out because I want to become stronger and work through my weaknesses. I come back to The Hill because I know I’ll be welcomed by people who know me and honestly want to be around me. I go on days that look hard because I know Bri will call me out later if i don’t…. It’s a happy shame.

How do you make working out fit into your busy schedule? I just do? I’ve found that working out, like having a baby or buying a house, is rarely convenient. The feeling of making it though a workout at 6am after getting 2 hours of sleep or working a full day and still powering through sprint intervals is the best.

What would you say to someone thinking about starting CrossFit? Keep going. No one started being great at anything! Know that you can and will get better the more you work, and rely on the help and encouragement from the people going through it with you.

What are some of your goals in or out of the gym? Personal Records or achievements that your proud of? I landed my first Bar Muscle-Up this month!!! Still working on the RMU.

What would your dream workout be? (list your favorite movements) A plate of donuts sprinkled with brownies and marshmallows? A FitAid first of course. But for real probably some combo of 400m run, power cleans, push jerks and pull ups.

Anything else you would like to share with our #fitfam? I can’t say enough how grateful I am to everyone at The Hill for being so welcoming, hard working and motivating. I’m excited to go because of the people!

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