I’m/We are too busy for that. We don’t have enough time. Have you heard that before? Hell, have you said that before? I know I have lately. I have, at times, had the feeling of being overwhelmed and  way too busy. Here’s a little insight into our family. We have 3 kids (and yes, it does add a lot more work with a 3rd), both work full-time, became co-owners of Crossfit Brownwood (woo hoo), have sports for two of the three boys and I have volunteered to be the baseball president in Early. On top of all of that, we have recently had some unexpected family needs. I have caught myself telling others how busy we are. In return, I hear the same thing from them.

It has me thinking lately. We’re all busy, right? In our own ways, we have multiple different things occupying our time. The concept of my business probably doesn’t compare to yours. And you know what, there’s always someone dealing with more stress or time constraints than we are. The unfortunate thing is that we also use this as an excuse. For example, I have delayed writing this blog because I enjoy my downtime (when I have it). I just finished painting trim today, mowing, coaching, bathing the baby, drinking a beer and now….I’m writing (while drinking a beer that is). I have been just as busy the last 14 days (start of June) as I am tonight and yet, I feel motivated to type this blog.

You may ask yourself, why is Scott ranting on about how busy he is or how busy we all are? Because, this leads to the excuse of not exercising and  not taking care of your body. Where does that lead? Great question person reading this blog right now. It leads down the path to a shorter life with more regrets because you didn’t take the initiative to make changes now. Wait. MORE TIME? Who has that? None of us, that’s the point. But we all should make a concerted effort to get in our daily exercise. Take the time to chop that salad and eat that left over grilled chicken. Take the time to come to Crossfit, enjoy spending time with this group, work your butt off so hard that your backside finds the mat every single day. Why?!? Because we all want the time in the end. The time to retire and enjoy it. The time to enjoy the grandkids. The time to get up at the age of 65, head out the door and continue to Crossfit throughout the rest of your life.

I hope you find the time to meet us at the mat. And remember, we enjoy and appreciate you being there!

So, what’s going on?


The new building is under renovation, we are still shooting for 9/1 but maybe sooner?

9 am class is up and running Monday, Wednesday, Friday and going strong

9:30 Saturday WODs have been awesome, despite Vals grueling selection

Wodify is coming real soon! Check it out online

June Challenge is going well, some great loss in the first week and I see a lot of rowing going on!

New Members:

Zach Melton-5:30 am

Ronnie Ramirez-9 am and Noon

Chris Nosek-Noon, not new but he’s back!

Josh Solis-Noon-Military-thank you for your service

Ashley Moctezuma-Noon

Les King-5:30 p.m.


The difference between good and great is that little bit of extra effort. I expressed this to our baseball team the other night at a tournament. We just had a tough loss and the kids didn’t try very hard. They weren’t communicating, or getting down and ready or being aggressive at the plate. I was trying to stress that competency is not the solution, hard work is. But, these are 8, 9 and 10-year-old children and its difficult to understand sometimes.  However, here at Crossfit Brownwood we aren’t going to hold your hand (maybe at the start) every step of the way, but we are going to challenge you! Crossfit is about reaching to a depth that you’ve never been to before. It’s not about staying at home and in your comfort zone. It’s about digging deep and reaching levels you never thought possible.

One of my good friends, Justin McDermed, nearly threw up his first class (which we have all experienced at some point) but now after dedicated hard work he challenges me every day! Because I’m so competitive I’ve got to watch my back to make sure that he’s not catching me on the WOD (although he does often). We are different personalities and yet we get along like a Miller Lite in a keg and that’s what I believe Crossfit is. It’s building a community that sometimes makes you so mad that you want to throw your FitAid at the wall. And other times, there are so many people cheering you on that nothing could overcome you. I have met a lot of great friends through this gym and I truly believe that we are a community of athletes, friends, supporters, challengers, comedians, yellers, men and women. Let’s work together to improve our box and improve others.

You may have heard, the owners of Freight Train Crossfit (Josh and Heather Tye) have purchased the gym along with myself and my beautiful wife, Whitney. We are going to be making changes, but with the idea that we are going to continue to challenge you and build a community that is constantly behind you. Saturday WODS? You got it, starting on 5/5, there will be workouts each Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Did I hear other class times? Why not? Beginning in early June, we will be adding a 9 a.m. class 3 times a week. And that’s not it, but we also don’t want to ruin all of the fun and surprises.

I have loved Crossfit from day one. There have been times that I have hated it because of injuries and/or fatigue. But you know what? I keep coming, I keep improving and I continue to learn from each of you and myself. I adapt my wods to accommodate my level at the time and my injuries. I want you to finish reading this blog knowing that you are valued, that we appreciate you, and that we are going to make your life better now and in the long term. As Glassman (founder of Crossfit) wanted us all to understand, functional fitness is the ability to carry out our workouts to our daily tasks. If you can’t even squat down on the toilet at 65, we haven’t done our job.

Leave it all on the mat!