Join me in congratulating March’s member of the month, Joe Adair! There is never a dull moment when this man is in the gym! It has been a pleasure getting to know him over the past year, and I’m proud to not only call him a client, but also a friend.
Name: Joseph Calvin Adair
Nickname: Joe, joe-bear, tickler, white grizzly
Occupation: District Manager, DoubleDave’s Brazos Valley/pizza roll king of the SouthWest
What made you decide to come to BlackBox? I won a silent auction for some personal training from Jack (based upon suggestion from a friend) . . . and he’s pretty alright and we all lived happily ever after.
How long have you been at BB? One year and three months
What do you love about BB? The people, the community, the unity . . . I can be myself, and I have henceforth dubbed BB my ‘clubhouse’
What have you learned here and what is your biggest achievement?
I have learned that almost every (important) lift out there includes a progression of the two Olympic lifts. I have learned how to ‘attempt’ these lifts, though my old man body is still trying to get there. Biggest achievement? Double unders, toe to bars, kipping, handstand push ups . . . almost every PR is just absolutely awesome. Becoming USAW level 1 certified is pretty darn rad.
What is your fitness background?
Fitness pizza in my mouth . . . kidding. Track & field, football and baseball in HS. Soccer and boot camps since then with a little MMA.
What are your fitness goals?
I want to be at a more healthy weight. I want to compete in a lifting competition. I want to back squat 400lbs, but I am not sure if that is feasible for me (safely).
What is your favorite workout/lift? I like complexes, bear complex for example. I like clean and jerk progressions with supersets of other exercises. Burpees and rowing can go away.
What is your favorite memory at BB?
Favorite memories are some of the conversations that just go and go and go . . . booty train, for example. Cards against humanity night at the gym or BWD night.
Words to live by:
BE LOYAL – LIFT HEAVY WEIGHTS – DRINK GOOD BEER – LOVE ALL WHO LOVE AND SUPPORT YOU – GIVE NO S**T – TAKE NO S**T – STAND UP FOR SOMEONE WEAK – GIVEBACK – DON’T STEAL – DON’T LIE – DON’T CHEAT – PROTECT SOMETHING TILL DEATH – F*** HARD – LOVE HARDER – TAKE CARE OF YOUR PEOPLE – TRAVEL – BE PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER THAN YOURSELF – LEARN HOW TO SHOOT – LISTEN TO GOOD MUSIC OFTEN – EAT WELL – LOVE ALL ANIMALS – CRUSH ANYONE WHO HARMS WOMEN THE DISABLED OR CHILDREN – BE THE EXAMPLE – LIVE IT
Carpentry, when I can find the time. I also enjoy reading, writing (journaling), and drawing. I really like coming into the gym, and it has become MORE than a hobby.
What’s your next adventure in life?
Following my Megan wherever grad school or jobs take us. Taking the jump and leaving DoubleDave’s at some point to support my lovely lady wherever she goes.
Something we don’t know about you:
I talk too much . . . everyone probably knows more than they should about me. I do it when I get nervous and when my pre-workout kicks in. I really do like when people cheer for each other here, despite what my face might say.
Don’t forget, there is still time to sign up for the Clean Competition on March 25th! Go to blackboxspringcleaning.eventbee.com, tickets are $30 for competitors.