Good luck to future Navyman Logan Smith as he departs CrossFit Scottsdale and begans boot camp in the U.S Navy

When I walked through the doors of CrossFit Scottsdale in July of 2011, I didn’t have the slightest idea of what I was getting myself into. If you would have asked me before that day if I was ready go into the military, I would have said yes with one hundred percent confidence. It wasn’t until I came in and met Coach Luke and Coach JennD that I got a very rude awakening, not only were my physical standards below average, not being able to complete more than one pull up, but my mental strength and confidence were nowhere near the place needed to get a chance to prove myself in the Navy’s Special Warfare.
Since that day, Luke has taken me under his wing, and has been one of the largest impacts in my life. Allowing me to become a Jedi at CrossFit Scottsdale which has taught me how to think for myself and how to do things I never would have done on my own. Anything from cutting carpet for an office, to driving to Texas and loading up a truck with so much stuff that it seemed impossible, to learning how to surf. I have learned to adapt to any situation that will ever be thrown my way, I have become Level 1 CrossFit certified Coach and have learned how to take charge of 20+ people at once. Now I can honestly say that I am as ready as I could ever be to enter the most intense training of my life. I am a better person 18 months later in every sense, I am more confident, stronger, faster, closer with my family, and I never would have thought that coming in to a gym that I found on the internet would have changed my life so much. This entire experience has been a blessing and I am beyond thankful for the people I now have in my life.

1 snatch
5 pull ups/10 push ups/15 air squats
2 snatch
5 pull ups/10 push ups/15 air squats
3 snatch
5 pull ups/10 push ups/15 air squats
All the way to 10 snatches