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 Friday 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 Daniel Church
CF ATHLETE / Registered Nurse
1. How long have you been lifting?
I’ve been lifting for 11 years, doing CrossFit for 6 of them.
2. Why do you lift?
Originally? I started for aesthetics, I was a 325lb guy wearing a size 48 pant. I wanted to get in shape and live healthier, doctors told my parents when I was really young that if I continued down the path I was on, I wouldn’t live to see my 21st birthday. As I continued to lift and find it enjoyable, I started making goals to lift more, lift faster and lift better... now I lift for performance and to improve my daily life.
3. How does lifting influence other areas of your life, outside the gym?
Lifting is a huge part of my life even outside the gym. I worked for a few years in emergency response with motor vehicle accidents, structure collapse, and other heavy rescue emergencies. Now, I am an RN at a level 1 stroke center and have to be able to meet the physical demands of the job.
4. What are some of your other hobbies or passions besides lifting?
Lifting has allowed one of my hobbies to be travel. Not just going to places, but it has allowed me to really experience those places. I spent sometime in France and England with my fiancé a few years back and we were both able to walk the streets of the cities for hours everyday, to be healthy enough to have full day adventures every time we left the hotel room and really submerge ourselves in their culture. It has been the same for all the trips we have made locally as well.
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