Welcome to the Lifting Culture Athlete Spotlight!
Here our goal is to shine the light on the true essence of what brings a Lifting Culture to life. YOU! That's right, YOU are that essence! Because you constantly strive to improve yourself each and every day, our Lifting Culture stays alive! This never-ending project intends to share your WHY with our culture that we love and lift for! Once again, THANK YOU for being that essence!
Every month we feature a new athlete. Want to be featured?
Answer and submit the questions in the form at the bottom of the page. Post an image of you wearing LCA gear on Instagram tagging @liftingcultureapparel and we will let you know when YOU will be featured! We are excited to meet you all and hear WHY you lift!
Meet Evan Smith!
CrossFit Athlete / Father / US Soldier
1. How long have you been lifting?
I've been lifting since 2006, mainly for sports in high school, then Crossfit and all the lifting requirements that entails since 2012.
2. Why do you lift?
Lifting allows me to build and sustain confidence. As a member of the Armed Forces, the country relies heavily on it's service members to out perform those who challenge us. Since the United States population relies on it's forces, the Army relies heavily on me to be ready 24/7, 365 days a year.
3. How does lifting influence other areas of your life, outside the gym?
Lifting not only as enjoyment but personal growth. The time I have spent hitting heavy lifts and grinding training sessions have not left me broken or shattered. Lifting has built me, molded me to be faster, stronger, and developed a sense of resiliency to help me over come a lot of challenges I've faced in life and the ones that i'll face in the future. I'm a more confident and competent person which allows me to be a good instructor/role model for my soldiers. I'm also a better father and husband to my family and a proud coach for my Crossfit members.
4. What are some of your other hobbies or passions besides lifting?
I find satisfaction in helping others on better quality of life through fitness, nutrition, and mindful practices. I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, gym members, and like-minded/goal driven individuals.
Fill out the form below to share your WHY.
Don't forget to post an image of you wearing LCA gear on Instagram tagging @liftingcultureapparel !