Athlete Spotlight: Dan Schian

Name: Dan Schian

Age: 42

Occupation: Automotive Finance

Hometown: Suwanee, GA

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

Favorite WOD: Hero WOD’S

Favorite CF Movement: Power Snatch 

Least Favorite CF Movement: Burpees

3RM Back Squat: 265

1RM Deadlift:  335

Favorite Food:  Stuffed Shells

Favorite MovieThis might be the toughest question because there are so many. lol

Favorite Athlete: Miranda Carfrae

Dream Job:  Pilot

Dream Vacation Destination: Bora Bora

If you could have any super power…: Heal other people’s pain

Favorite Motivational Quote: Never Say Die

How long have you been doing CrossFit?: August 2019

How did you first discover CrossFit and what made you decide to start?

Friend of mine has been doing it and thought I would enjoy it. I am always up for a new challenge, so I joined.

Tell us about your fitness/sports background: Triathlete

What sorts of positive changes (mental, physical, emotional) have you noticed in your life since getting involved at No Excuses?: Getting my running form back, learning even more humility, and learning how much further I can push myself and knock down my mental barriers

Who or what keeps you coming back and motivated?: Staying healthy and fit to set an example for my family and friends

In what other ways do you use your fitness?: Having more energy than everyone at work so I can work harder than anyone.

Please share with us a favorite CrossFit or No Excuses moment. First team workout with my daughter Tina.

Name one goal you would like to achieve in the next year. Pass my instrument pilot rating

Tell us about your hobbies and interests outside of the gym: Riding motorcycles, fishing, cooking, and really any activity outdoors with family and friends

What advice do you have for someone just starting CrossFit or is on the fence about starting? Never stop moving and have fun. Don’t be worried about what you can’t do, just jump and let your wings grow on the way down

What do you love most about No Excuses?: The family type of competitiveness it has

Coach Brandon’s take: “It has been awesome to watch Dan progress over the past year. He always comes to the gym with a great attitude and he’s always willing to accept coaching and to get better. I can’t wait to see how much he improves over the next year.”