You may not see him as frequently, but he's working as hard as ever. Back when I started at Go Primal, Kian was already a longtime GP veteran. That was before we had an official box. Kian and a select few would convene at an undisclosed time (I think it was noon) and conduct covert Crossfit operations. I remember one of my first Crossfit classes at the new box. I was nervous. Amanda told us to form teams of 3 and grab a rower. I thought, "Shit... nobody's going to want me weighing down their team". Kian motioned to me and said, "C'mon Rich. You'll row with us". I'll always remember that act of kindness. It went a long way towards making me feel comfortable.
Shortly thereafter Kian suffered a back injury. He had been having periodic back issues for years. After working with Kevin of GP they came to the conclusion that mobility restrictions were at the root of the issue. Kian took a hard look at his goals. Was the goal to snatch 185... or was it to move well and not risk injury? Kian had heard about Gymnastic Bodies and decided it was a good fit for his new reality.
Gymnastic Bodies is an online program that uses instructional videos and structured programming to teach progressive levels of gymnastic skills. Kian has been following the program for a year now and is very happy with it. It has allowed him to improve his mobility and strength... while developing some Instagram-worthy skills.
Admittedly, the program is lacking in general conditioning, so Kian rolls into GP twice a week for a metabolic butt-kicking. Thanks, Coach Chris. He's noticed that he isn't as sore from these intense workouts as he used to be which he attributes to improved efficiency of movement. He does miss the excitement of Crossfit. I'm sure it was hard. We all know how much fun it is. I give him a lot of credit for having the fortitude to reevaluate his fitness goals and find something that better served him. See you around, Kian.