This week we have a #MemberCrushMonday on Derek Vauthier. My favorite part of his story his that how his "gut instinct" moved him to Phoenix! We are glad that move also brought him to our Chuckwalla family!
Here is his story:
"Hello my fellow Chuckwalla fam and friends, my name is Derek and this is a little bit about how I ended up here today. After living in Oregon for 20 years I finally realized there was not much else the beautiful PNW had to offer. So I went with my gut instinct, packed my car, and left. With no plans what so ever but to take every opportunity and run with it. I was born into the crossfit community during the summer of 2012 in Hillsboro, OR at an amazing box. My very first workout ever was 'Fight Gone Bad.' Its been 6 years since and I still cant get enough. I am able to execute almost all of the movements used in crossfit and even though I am not a coach I have alot of tips and tricks for anyone who wants them. Becoming certified through Precision Nutrition as a coach in sports nutrition is my latest but not my last achievement. As far as our diets as athletes go I am always willing to give advice to anyone having trouble in the area of dieting and meal prep. I pay for CrossFit by serving at one of her favorite restaurants The Cheesecake Factory over at The Biltmore Fashion Park. I will most likely be bringing cheesecake to every Chuckwalla bbq. :) Since I am still new to the area please feel free to reach out if any of you want to go hiking or anything fun like that. Im always open to creating new ever lasting friendships."