Ryan Sandbank

Published September 18, 2015

Let’s see…I’m a Border patrol Agent with almost 20 years on the job. I’ll be 45 years old in March and enjoy shooting , Crossfit, cooking and long walks on the beach…just kidding. 

I’ve started Crossfit on March 01, 2010 on the suggestion of a friend who had been doing it and loved it.  Previously I was boxing, kickboxing and doing standard Globo gym stuff so I thought I was in pretty good shape.  Six minutes after Greg put me through the baseline I realized that was mistaken.  As soon as got up off the floor I signed up.

I don’t think I’d ever quit Crossfit.  Since I joined my fitness level is heads and tails above any other time in my life and I’ve done things I never thought I would, like the Tough Mudder and Spartan race.  All done with friends from Crossfit Northwest Tucson.  The people I’ve met here are awesome and I’ve made some of the best friends I’ve ever had. Also Crossfit has enabled me to keep a fitness level that makes my job easier and safer as I’ve gotten older.  That’s enough to keep anybody coming back I think!

A large part of it is the Walker family and the people they have chosen to coach and program the WOD’s.  They make everyone feel welcome and comfortable enough to step out of their comfort zone and try things they thought they could or would never do.  I can’t imagine belonging to another Crossfit gym..No way!

Thanks guys!

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