We like to share the successes, progress, and gains that members make. Here’s Sean D.’s story…
I wanted to start by thanking everyone here for the goals I have achieved throughout my duration at the gym. Thanks go not just to the coaches, but the community as well. There’s something about having a communal workout experience that drives people farther than they think they can go.
I’ve been coming to the gym for over a year now, and the difference in my performance has been staggering. I’ve always had goals to shoot for, especially physically, as I progressed towards my main goal: to become a Pararescue jumper in the Air Force.
I’ve taken the “Physical Ability & Stamina Test” (P.A.S.T.) about five times now. It is a measurement of overall fitness that consists of two 25-meter underwater swims, a 500-meter swim, a 1.5-mile run, and as many reps as possible in 2 minutes of pull-ups, sit-ups, and push-ups.
When I started a year ago, my test times and scores barely qualified for the “minimum” standards. Sure I could do cardio, but I struggled with anything remotely strength-oriented.
Well, the workouts I have done over the last year changed this drastically. I thought swinging a 70-pound kettlebell wasn’t in the cards for me. Now after doing unbroken sets, I really reflect on how much change has happened (mentally and physically).
After extensive training and a lot of help from Scott (and the rest of the coaches), I’ve smoked my P.A.S.T. test times to the point that I consider it a “warm-up” workout — and each time I take the test I get faster.
I owe these results to the help I’ve received here. I’m now as prepared as possible for the trials that await me.
To anyone pursuing fitness for a career, to get in shape, or just to get off the couch, I couldn’t recommend this community enough. It is always scaled to a person’s individual needs, and is unique in the communal experience it provides. It’s different, day by day, so you’ll never get bored, and the results speak for themselves.
Thanks a bunch guys,
Sean was kind enough to send us his P.A.S.T. results, before and after. His results speak for themselves. The number in parentheses is the cut-off for the test, the second number is Sean’s first result, and the third number is his current result.
2 – 25m underwaters
500m swim: (10:07) 9:40 to 6:55 (With a beard!)
1.5m run: (9:47) 8:40 to 8:15
As many reps in 2 minutes of:
Pull-ups: (10) 10 to 24
Sit-ups: (54) 55 – 90
Push-ups: (52) 52 – 80
Sean, you are a beast! I truly enjoyed being your timer when you crushed Fran and beat your previous PR by over 3 minutes.