Spotlight Athlete: Jason Rogers

Name: Jason Rogers

Age: 40

Occupation: Owner of Tint World

Hometown: Huntington Beach, California

Which class time do you usually attend?: 6 am or 8 am

Favorite WOD: Anything to do with upper body, preferably back

Favorite CF Movement: Deadlifts

Least Favorite CF Movement: Handstand Pushups

3RM Back Squat: 285

1RM Deadlift: 315

Favorite Food: Steak and potatoes

Favorite Movie: Fast and Furious

Favorite Athlete: Kobe Bryant

Dream Job: What I do now, owner of a custom car shop

Dream Vacation Destination: Dubai

If you could have any superpower, it would be…: Super Strength like the Hulk

Favorite Motivational Quote: No matter how good or bad your life is, wake up each morning and be thankful you still have one – Paul Walker

How long have you been doing CrossFit?: 1 Year 6 Months

How did you first discover CrossFit and what made you decide to start?: I needed a regular gym schedule that would motivate me to go every day and it was exciting

Tell us about your fitness/sports background: I skateboarded as a kid and went to the gym in my older years for a while

What sorts of positive changes (mental, physical, emotional) have you noticed in your life since getting involved at No Excuses?: I feel that it gets my mind right for the day, makes me feel good that I have accomplished something first thing in the morning and I have noticed a transformation in my body. When I don’t go, I realize my mood isn’t the same.

Who or what keeps you coming back and motivated?: The upbeat camaraderie of the class, the coaches that push me every day, and a place where I can be my goofy self while still working hard

In what other ways do you use your fitness?: No other ways specifically, I like to be active outdoors as much as possible.

Please share with us a favorite CrossFit or No Excuses moment.: I would say the Hugo, as challenging as it was the first competition event I have ever done with fitness and I felt a huge sense of accomplishment.

Name one goal you would like to achieve in the next year: I would like to learn how to rope climb

Tell us about your hobbies and interests outside of the gym: All things that relate to cars, I am a huge car enthusiast.

What advice do you have for someone just starting CrossFit or who is on the fence about starting?: Just jump in and do it, you will not regret it no matter where you are at in life

What do you love most about No Excuses?: The camaraderie for sure, the people really help in bringing me back every day