CoreFit Member Highlight

Therese Martinez

CoreFit Member Highlight: Adam Clark

Occupation: Real Estate Agent with The Cascade Team
From: Spokane, Wa
When did you start coming to CoreFit? 
It was about two years ago this last April. Been a lot more steady over the last year.
 
Why did you start coming to CoreFit? 
I came with a co-worker of mine named Ethan who told me he did “Crossfit” and dared me to come try it. I had been working out for years and thought I would show him how it was done. I vomited that first day and couldn’t complete a workout at CoreFit for about two weeks before my body finally held out long enough to get one done. 
Who is your greatest fitspiration and why? 
I have so many. Cindi is my main source of motivation between us CoreFitters. I’m just so proud of her work ethic and great attitude. She definitely inspires me to be a better athlete in the gym. 
I also look up to Dwane ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Arnold, Stallone, Steve Cook, Rich Froning, and others. All for various reasons butt it always circles back to work ethic and attitude. 
All my fitspirations work-hard, play-hard. 
 
What is your next fitness goal? 
Well right now I am doing an online CrossFit competition and am sitting around 200th place. Haha
I plan on doing more of these competitions throughout the year and moving up the ranks to see where I land. It is a lot of new movements that I am not comfortable with yet. Besides that, I will more than likely compete in MMA again before the end of the year, as well as do a physique competition sometime before age 33. 
 
Favorite workout song?
 Anything that gets the blood flowing and me feeling like a bad man… #BeastMode
When you are in the heat of the workout and feel like quitting, you think… 
“What am I doing here? and why is Cindi making it look easy?” 
 
What has been your biggest accomplishment at CoreFit so far? 
That’s a though one. Kurt and I have done a lot together at this point. It could be the 315lb bench press that I was not able to hit for a year, finally breaking back into the 500s’ with my dead lift, I felt a lot of pride jumping from 315 to 360+ squat. But the one thing I’ll never forget is about this time last year when I got the best time in the WOD for the first time. I wish I could remember the workout specifically, but things started to turn a corner for me that day and it was like I finally become more than the ‘strong guy with no cardio’. What a great feeling. 
 
 What is your biggest dietary weakness? 
Consistency over a long period of time. Getting back on track right away. Not eating enough vegetables.
Favorite part about CoreFit? 
Right now its the location. I moved to less than 4 blocks away! But in reality its the members, coaches, and Kurt. I feel comfortable acting like myself here and I can get as hyped up as I want and nobody tries to stop me!
 
If you could sit down to lunch with anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would you choose to have lunch with and why? 
Hmm… well that is a very tough question to answer and filter down to just one. But I would like to have a lunch with a fitness mentor of mine Dr. Jim Stoppani. He almost single-handedly changed the way the supplement industry works by not hiding ingredients behind ‘proprietary blends’ and using scientifically confirmed full doses of active ingredients in his products. He is a man that earned my respect by not only doing the right thing when it came to supplementation but he can talk-the-talk with his PHD and he Walks-the-walk with his very impressive physique for a man in his 40s. I would absolutely love to pick his brain for a couple hours!

How has coming to CoreFit influenced the rest of your life? 
I can’t imagine my life going down a different path at this point. CoreFit and its workouts are literally scheduled into my workday just like any other appointment. I’ve done business outside of the gym with several of you guys as both a service provider and customer. I have close friends here who I spend time with drinking, dancing, talking, you name it. Many of you were there for me when my relationship ended last year, and SO many of you have watched and supported me in my crazy MMA endeavors Many of you don’t know this about me but my family is small and not very close, and ever since I left the Marines years ago I have always felt a little out of place and unsupported. I just am so thankful that I got introduced to this community and get to be apart of it.
 
What is a motto or saying that you live your life by? 
“Everyone wants to be a beast, until it’s time to do what beasts do.”
“The more ‘I know’, the more I know ‘I don’t know’.”
 
 What are your main hobbies outside of CoreFit? 
Astronomy, History, Health Science, Rhodesian Ridgebakcs, body building, sailing, MMA, wood working/carpentry-especially Japanese style, aquaponics, Real Estate investing, Biochemistry and Biology, drinking with friends, lake activities, science fiction movies/TV, Dungeons & Dragons, psychology, and success/time management skills. I also like ants… don’t know why. 
Favorite workout/exercise? Least favorite?
Favorite would be a tie between dead lift and power-cleans.
Least used to be wall balls but one day they didn’t bother me anymore. Now its would be a tie between running and burpees. 
 
 If you could have all the money in the world, how would you spend your days?
In a never ending pursuit of knowledge, working out to greater heights, and relaxing at the lake. 
 
 Favorite Restaurant? 
My loyalty is to Rancho Chico on NW blvd. Honorable mention would be the Gyro stands in New York city. 
 
 What has been your top memory at CoreFit to date?
It’s easily every time I see anyone in the gym break into a new PR and they tell me that in the moments before they did it they thought, “What would Adam do?”… 
When I get to witness the pride and sense of accomplishment on their face in that moment. Incredible. 
Therese Martinez, MS, RD, CPT

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