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Member Testimonials

We help you build more than just muscle. We help our athletes build confidence in themselves and their abilities. Check out what some from our community are saying and let their words inspire you to take that first step.
  • Abbey Green

    Name: Abbey Greene

    Age: 28

    How Long Have You Been With Maverick? 2+ Years

    What Is Your  Profession: Process Improvement Specialist for Embraer Engineering and Technology Center

    Why Did You Start CrossFit? After being a swimmer for 10 years, I found it hard to exercise without proper coaching and direction.
    CrossFit took the guess-work out for me and I loved it instantly.

    How Did You Find Maverick? I did a competition at the gym a few years ago.

    What Was Your First Impression Of Maverick? Those Girls Can Lift

    What Is Your Impression Now? My Family. I love being around positive people who lift each other up and participate in the community feel. Also, those girls can still lift!

    What Is Your “Why”?  My why is proving to myself and everyone else that just because I needed a new kidney, doesn’t mean I’m weak or worse than I was before surgery.

    What do you hope to accomplish at Maverick? I just want to look good and enjoy my time at the gym. No more, no less.

    What Is Your Favorite Part About Maverick?  The Community and being a part of something bigger than simply just fitness.

    Favorite Workout and movement?  DT and bar muscle-ups and handstand push-ups.

    Least Favorite Movement? Running and Assault Bike

     

     

     

  • Marina Turpin

    Name: Marina Turpin

    Age: 36

    How Long Have You Been With Maverick? 4 Years

    What Is Your  Profession: Executive Assistant for Radiology

    Why Did You Start CrossFit? I had just had my son and was struggling with my weight and self image

    How Did You Find Maverick? Mike is a Firefighter and Maverick was recommended.

    What Was Your First Impression Of Maverick? Intimidating

    What Is Your Impression Now? This place is home and no other workout makes me feel the way I feel at Maverick. I Have self-Confidence now.

    What Is Your “Why”?  I do it because it’s the one thing I do for me. The one place I can feel myself

    What Is Your Favorite Part About Maverick?  Doing the same workout with everyone. It pushes me to work harder.

    What do you hope to accomplish at Maverick? To be stronger and more confident and show my kids that Mommas can be strong too!

    Favorite Workout and movement?  
    Helen, and any movement on a pull-up bar.

    Least Favorite Movement? Rowing

    Anything Else? This place has changed my life and I am thankful I found it.

     

  • Ashley King


    Name:
    Ashley King

    Age: 33

    How Long Have You Been With Maverick? 3 Months

    What Is Your  Profession: Stay at home Mommy

    Why Did You Start CrossFit? Something new after getting burnt out on triathlons and Marathons. My husband got me hooked.

    How Did You Find Maverick? Internet search.

    What Was Your First Impression Of Maverick? It was a big gym full of a lot of competitive athletes striving for excellence. I was also impressed with the coaching.

    What Is Your Impression Now? Many athletes have big goals and spend lots of time chasing them. I love seeing that.

    What Is Your “Why”?  I enjoy the competitive side and would love to go to regionals one day. I love seeing the improvements. I also want to stay healthy and strong.

    What do you hope to accomplish at Maverick? Make lot’s of new friends, gain confidence in my lifting and hopefully compete at regionals one day.

    What Is Your Favorite Part About Maverick?  The workouts and the coaching.

    Favorite Workout and movement?  Anything cardio based. Lightweights and high volume. I love cleans!

    Least Favorite Movement? Snatch!

     

     

     

  • Paul Carman

    Name: Paul Carman

    Age: 47

    How Long Have You Been With Maverick? 1 Year

    What Is Your  Profession: Security Sales Engineer

    Why Did You Start CrossFit? I was overweight by about 30 pounds and felt sluggish.

    How Did You Find Maverick? It was recommended by a friend at work.

    What Was Your First Impression Of Maverick?  It was totally different than a typical gym.

    What Is Your Impression Now? Even more supportive then day 1

    What Is Your “Why”?  The desire to be and do better, especially because I know I can.

    What do you hope to accomplish at Maverick? Continous improvement

    What Is Your Favorite Part About Maverick?  The people and the teamwork, regardless of class time or workout.


    Favorite Workout and movement?  
    Don’t have a favorite workout but I love deadlifts!

    Least Favorite Movement? Snatch!

     

     

     

  • Colin Kearns

     

    Name: Colin Kearns

    Age: 37

    How Long Have You Been With Maverick? 1 Year

    What Is Your  Profession: Agent for Brevard County Sheriff’s office.

    Why Did You Start CrossFit? The challenge of the workouts and needing a change from the same old gym routine I was in.

    How Did You Find Maverick? Through my wife, Christine Kearns.

    What Was Your First Impression Of Maverick?  I was expecting a group of hard-core elite athletes with a possibility of being “cliquish”   That didn’t turn out to be the case.

    What Is Your Impression Now? A Really friendly environment with multiple coaches and members who go out of their way to help, teach and motivate inside and outside the box.

    What Is Your “Why”?  It helps me physically and mentally. Even though I am usually a little sore after the workouts, it is a great stress reliever for me.

    What do you hope to accomplish at Maverick? Continue to improve my physical and mental strength

    What Is Your Favorite Part About Maverick?  I love lifting weights, having a challenging workout and having fun while doing it.


    Favorite Workout and movement?  
    Probably Nancy. I love anything with a barbell.

     

    Least Favorite Movement? Burpees are the devil.

     

     

     

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