Brief personal history and journey towards beginning CrossFit:
Hi! I am Bryan Carter. 22, and a senior at UW Oshkosh studying Theater Performance & Political Science. I rejoined CrossFit Oshkosh in June of 2018 after feeling that I had plateaued in my own individual exercise.  I desired an extra push, and a community to be a part of while on this journey to self improvement. Needless to say my consistency, drive & support of the Ardent Fitness staff and community have gotten me this far. There’s nowhere to go but up.

What brought you to CrossFit Oshkosh?
One of my fraternity brothers was on the coaching team and really encouraged me to do it. He is someone I really value and trust so I took him at his word.

Your first impression of CrossFit Oshkosh?
I was MORTIFIED. I walked in and saw people dripping as if they had just ran out of the shower!  But I had no idea how welcoming and supportive everyone would be through the process of learning movements, understanding the jargon but also just feeling more comfortable being in the room. Don’t let fear hold you back from this experience.

What has been your biggest hurdle since starting?
I have struggled with pushing myself in the workouts! It is so intimidating moving so much weight but with the encouragement and expert teaching from the Ardent Fitness staff & community I have been working more and more at my actual level and the results are rewarding!

What is your favorite aspect of CrossFit Oshkosh?
I love the relationships that I have with each of the coaches! To this day, they are still pouring encouragement and knowledge into me on how I can be better. It’s pretty hard to plateau at CFO. They remember when they were in your shoes and they desire for you to succeed. Also I can be a bit of an amateur comic and they always laugh at my jokes, so they’re all good with me.

What are your current CrossFit goals?
Continuing my nutrition journey into 2019 stronger than ever. If i eat like crap, I will not see much progress but great nutrition guarantees results.

What is something we don’t know about you?
A year ago I had a size 41 waist, now I am a 33… nutrition plus Ardent Fitness…NUTRITION + ARDENT FITNESS!!