June’s Member of the Month – Nowlan Savage!
First, this post should have been published 2 weeks ago, but this little thing called moving the gym came up. Sorry about that Nowlan! Second, I just want to say that coaching Nowlan has been a pleasure, and I’m happy to announce him being our member of the month!
Name: Nowlan Savage
Nickname: Mr. Wizard, Savage, Average Joe, The Lone Wolf of Weightlifting (at 7am) – editor’s note: Nowlan didn’t write any nicknames down because we only call him Nowlan, so I just made some up for him.
Occupation: graduate student
What made you decide to come to BlackBox? Wanted to stay active and competitive after running track in undergrad at Augustana.
How long have you been at BB? 10 BEAUTIFUL months
What do you love about BB? In short, the people. It really feels like home. Going to BB is always the best part of my day. The people at black box all provide something unique to make everyday a one-of-a-kind experience.
What have you learned here and what is your biggest achievement? That everyone thinks I am 5 years older than I actually am. My biggest achievement is having the greatest attendance record at the 7am class.
What is your fitness background? I have been a part of a team my whole life. I was always playing some sport growing up. In college, I ran track at a small division III school up in Illinois.
What are your fitness goals? I went into training with the mindset that I just wanted to stay fit and have fun. Since I have started competing my goals have changed. My current goal is throw down against head coach, Jack Gaines, at the American Open Series in September. It will be a battle for pride and glory.
What is your favorite workout/lift? My favorite lift is clean and I guess squats are ok too.
What is your favorite memory at BB? Getting 3rd Place (out of three) at my last competition.
Words to live by: ”Happy wife happy life” – wife
Hobby? Is arguing with my wife about what type of milk we should buy a hobby?
What’s your next adventure in life? To finish my PhD in Biochemistry. I study NMR
Something we don’t know about you: In middle school I was the drama club rookie of the year. My mom says it makes me well rounded.
Back Squat 3RM, 90/3 3
Push Press 3RM, 90/3 3
Side Plank Thrusters 3 x 10 ea side