Congrats Ryan on being our next Member of the Month
What is your favorite WOD?
Any WOD Ryan Bellamy makes up
What is your least favorite WOD?
What is your favorite lift?
What is your least favorite lift?
What did you do before CrossFit?
Worked out sporadically at LA Fitness
What did you think after your first CrossFit experience? How does it compare to now?
My first experience was when I was 18 and I thought it was challenging, that is why I went back to it. If you never challenge yourself you will never grow. I won’t say crossfit is easier now, but I feel a lot more comfortable with the lifts we do.
What special memories or achievements have you had since you have been at CF Fireball?
Definitely Fireball Fridays. I love working out with a bunch of my friends and having a cookout after. I have also made some of the closest friends in a short time. Very close community.
What advice would you give to a newcomer joining CrossFit Fireball?
“A man who listens is a man who learns” Listen to your coaches, don’t worry about how much weight is on the bar, and work on form and flexibility.
How did you become involved with CrossFit?
I came in on business to talk to Cody and I could tell he was a genuine guy who wants to see people prosper, so I joined.
What is the biggest change you see in yourself since starting CrossFit?
I have had a full body transformation in the last 6 months. I have been able to get into shape, slim down, and put muscle on. It is a very self-gratifying feeling when you can see the changes.
What are your hobbies outside of CrossFit? What is your profession?
I love to hunt and fish. I am in sales for Marketing and Advertising with the News-Press.
What is something others might not know about you?
I am a Florida Cracker and I have never seen snow.
My name is Ryan Joseph Garrison, born and raised in Land O’ Lakes, FL. I grew up in the outdoors always hunting and fishing with my dad. Family is a very important aspect of my life and I am very close with them. After graduating High School in 2009, I came down to Fort Myers, FL to attend FGCU. While in school, I joined Kappa Alpha Order, making lifelong friends. I never knew that joining a gym like this would be the same. After graduating with my Bachelor’s degree, I decided to further my education and start my M.B.A. program, with a concentration in Management. In the meantime, I am working at the News-Press Media Group on the sales side of marketing and advertising. In May, I will be doing my first official Crossfit competition at WOD Jamz and I am very excited to see what it has in store for me.