TROY MERKEL

TROY MERKEL

Coach

TROY@CROSSFITREDDING.COM

I’ve been doing CrossFit since April 2013. I love everything about it physically and mentally. I’ve participated in the CrossFit Open every year since 2014 with my best ranking of 150th in Northern California in 2016. In 2015 I competed at Regionals as a team representing CrossFit Redding. I have also competed in both individual and team competitions at gyms in the northstate and some USAW weightlifting meets.  I recently got my CF-L1 certificate in May 2016 which has been a fun experience. I really enjoy helping people improve their weaknesses and accomplish new things. It’s a great feeling helping someone get their first muscle up or strict pull-up. My favorite movements in CrossFit are snatch, handstand push-ups, and muscle ups. Least favorite are rowing for calories, and thrusters. What I like most about CrossFit isn’t the workouts, it’s the community. It’s an excellent feeling knowing that everybody in your gym is a close friend and always shows concern or gratitude about your well being. I wouldn’t change my gym family for anything!