I was born and raised in Oconee County and I graduated from North Oconee High School in 2009. I have since earned an associates degree in drafting and an associates degree in mechanical engineering. Growing up I didn’t play a lot of sports. I played a few years of rec baseball and soccer but after I started middle school I stop being involved in sports. I didn’t do anything active during my middle school or high school years. In the spring of 2010 my older brother convinced me to go to the gym with him and after that I was hooked. I did your typical gym routine for about 3 years, mostly weight lifting and body building type workouts. In late 2012 my older brother started working out at a crossfit gym and tried to convince me to join. At first I wasn’t sure about it because I enjoyed my “normal” gym workouts and I am not one who likes change. That following Christmas my mom got me a groupon to try out Crossfit Oconee. I waited a week before the groupon expired before I finally went and tried it. I fell in love with crossfit after one class. Crossfit changed everything I thought I knew about working out and fitness. Crossfit and Crossfit Oconee have changed my life for the better. I am fitter, stronger, and faster than I have ever been before. I don’t see myself ever going to another gym. How much Crossfit Oconnee means to me is hard to put into words. They make such an impact on everyone that comes into the gym and I have made made so many good friends from being a part of this awesome community. I can't thank them enough for everything they've done for me and all the other members!
Posted on Mon, December 19, 2016
by Payton Owens