CrossFit Sandpoint Member Profile: Bart Casey


What brought you to CrossFit in the first place?

Four years ago my 19 year old niece invited me to go to a CrossFit Sandpoint class with her. At the time I was doing some spin classes at SWAC but not much lifting of weights.

What was your first impression? Has that changed?

I was surprised how strong the girls were. We did thrusters, and I used a plastic PVC pipe. The girls were using barbells with plates and slamming them to the ground. It was great! I was and still am impressed with how effective CrossFit is at changing and strengthening your body.

What was your first success?

 I still remember my first Murph and what a cool experience it was suffering with 30 other people.

What are you working on now?

 I’ve been working with Kenny this year on nutrition. Nutrition is huge! I feel better and look better, but I’m in the gym less. I wouldn’t expect my car to perform if I put sugar water in it, the same holds true for my body. Also I took Bill’s weightlifting class recently and that was awesome.

What’s your favorite CrossFit Sandpoint memory?

Sean Gavin has been my lifting partner for about 3 years, and just recently he hit some huge lifts. For me that is proof that this works like no other training I’ve done in my life. Once again, the greatest impression CrossFit has made on me is that it works. If I commit to showing up I get to witness others and myself succeed.