They say that the family that lifts together stays together. Okay… I don’t know if anybody actually says that, but they should.
This month we honor Kenny and Meagan Swartout. Meagan is a long time member at CrossFit Thoroughbreds and has always been a great supporter our members and our community events. Despite a recent injury to her foot she has remained dedicated to her fitness and has been able to overcome this setback and return stronger than ever! Kenny is a new recruit (thanks Meagan) and has been impressing us all with his dedication and strength. We are very fortunate to have Kenny and Meagan as members of the Thoroughbreds family!
Kenny and Meagan Swartout
Kenny: Fort Myers
Meagan: I’ve lived in Cape Coral & Fort Myers, FL since birth (exciting right?)
Kenny – 43
Meagan – 35
Hobbies or interests outside of Cross Fit?
Kenny -Hanging out with my wife and kids, boating and fishing, riding my Harley
Meagan – Being a Mom, family time, boating, fishing, occasionally riding with Kenny on the Harley
How long have you been at CFTB?
Kenny – Began January 1, 2016
Meagan – I think it’s been close to 3 years
Favorite WOD or movements?
Kenny – I like most of the Olympic lifts so far, deadlifts take a strong lead
Meagan – Deadlifts, deadlifts are my favorite :)
Tell us about your fitness journey?
Kenny – I’ve been a moderate gym attendee for the past 10 years focusing mostly on getting stronger and not so much on cardio, diet, and endurance. My wife had attended CrossFit Thorougbreds for the past few years and after many requests for me to try it with her I agreed. Started the beginning of 2016 and am doing brand new routines every day and enjoying the diversity of CrossFit. Getting stronger all the time and Meagan and I have recently radically changed our diet for the better and are seeing good results with weight loss and more energy.
Meagan – I was never very active or into sports, but after 4 kids and years of not doing anything, I was desperate for a change. Started working out with a friend at a boot camp and when that came to an end, I found my way to CrossFit Thoroughbreds. I was hooked pretty shortly after I joined. I love the family atmosphere and seeing myself get stronger with each lift was pretty exciting too.
How has your fitness changed since joining CFTB?
Kenny – Dramatically! CrossFit is a game changer. I’m doing lifts I’ve never done before and accomplishing goals on a regular basis.
Meagan – I’m stronger and more confident. What more could a girl ask for? :)
Favorite memory at CFTB?
Kenny – First deadlift PR over 350lb
Meagan – I can’t narrow this down to just one. I think about watching my daughter lifting and achieving new goals. Kenny FINALLY joining us and really excelling with each new challenge. Watching all my friends get new PR’s and cheering them on. And most recently getting my stupid boot off and getting 2 PR’s my first week back without my boot!
Any advice for new members or people thinking about trying Cross Fit?
Kenny – Dive right in. CrossFit is fun and challenging and do-able for anyone.
Meagan – DO IT! You won’t regret it. You’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish.