Chad Evans

Excited to announce our newest featured Athlete, Chad Evans!

Chad started his CrossFit journey with us a little over a year ago, and has blown us all away with his commitment, attitude, and progress. He’s gone from having limitations from old injuries, to competing in local competitions and being the guy to chase during a workout. What we especially appreciate about Chad, is his compassion and enthusiasm towards other people! You can always count on Chad to cheer everyone on all the way to the end, give high fives, fist bumps, and a genuine word of encouragement. He’s an incredible athlete, husband, father, friend, and up and coming coach! Congratulations CHAD EVANS, you earned it.

Here’s what Chad has to say about his journey at Lowell Athletics & Beyond.

1. What was your starting weight?
Started weight 210

2. Current weight?
Current weight 195

3. Have you lost any inches?
Yes! But I didn’t measure.

4. List a couple lifts and what you started at, versus the weight you are at now.
Dead lift started 245 lbs
Deadlift now 405 lbs

5. In what ways has your endurance improved?
Prior to CrossFit I was a straight distance runner. No weights at all. I quickly realized I was not near as in shape as I thought when incorporating different body weight and other gymnastic/Olympic movements. After a year in the program I feel I am at a new level of endurance. I can run distance and incorporate other advanced movements at the same time and excel.

6. Describe how you think CrossFit has affected other areas of your life.
I push myself harder than I ever have. I am now 41 years old and feel in better shape than I was when I was 21. I honestly feel my determination and discipline with fitness is twice as higher than that of my 20’s and 30’s. I’m in my 40’s and can actually see what appears to be abs now.

7. Tell us why you like training at Lowell Athletics and Beyond/ Crossfit Argonaut.
It’s a very laid back gym. There are no egos. Everyone pushes each other regardless the level of fitness. Beginners push veterans. Veterans push beginners.

8. What are your short term goals?
Short term I feel I have achieved. Pushing pass the skinny fat level of distance running.

Long term?
Long term I am struggling. My diet SUCKS and very inconsistent. One week I knock it out the park and in one weekend day I destroy all progress. Lack of consistency is failure in fitness.

9. What would you tell someone who is considering training with us?
Number one you don’t have to be in any type of shape to start CrossFit. Step outside the box and your comfort zone. CrossFit will humble you at any level from a beginner to an experienced athlete. CrossFit is more than fitness. It’s a place you can achieve personal goals and seriously find friends of a lifetime. I have made some of the best friends I’ve ever had in my life with CrossFit Argonauts. Wouldn’t trade them for nothing.