Congratulations to Zach Burrows for being February’s Member of the Month!
(Burrows and Linda T. are great friends and have epic throw downs!)
Humans have a certain affinity for bears. They are majestic and beautiful in their powerful nature. Their cubs are thought of as the most adorable creatures on earth and the center of too many viral videos to count on the inter-webs…They are also the kings of their domains, they demand respect from every other species in their environment and command with authority over their domain. Some people like Zach, also commonly called by his last name Burrows, even earn the nickname of “Bear.”
(Burrows with his girlfriend Emmylou (sorry single ladies), and Mikey Ochs)
Burrows certainly epitomizes his nickname “Bear.” He has a prominent presence wherever he goes, exuding power. Once a workout begins his strength and grit are clearly apparent and bear-like. He has incredible strength and much like a bear, surprises you by equally impressive agility and speed!
However unlike some massive Kodiak Grizzly bear that you keep your distance from, Burrows is one of the nicest, kindest people you’ll likely ever meet. He has a quiet demenor but is very social and sincere in his interactions with everyone. He has a great sense of humor and loves a good laugh. If he doesn’t know who you are he’s likely introduced himself, and made a point to get to know you, then cheered you on and encouraged you during a workout!
Burrows is incredibly humble and coachable. He has made ton’s of progress as he does his absolute best to work on the form we are focusing on during any given class. He does the extra mobility drills we teach before every class he’s in, to increase his ability to perform movements more efficiently and effectively.
(Burrows and Coach Bre are captain’s of team “Thicknastics”)
If Bear is his nickname, “Hard Work” has to be his middle name. Burrows is incredibly motivated to improve and loves to compete. He attacks the workout of the day regardless of what it is. And if work has kept him out of the gym then he likely will stay longer to make up 2-3 extra days workouts! The extended intensity he can bring to multiple sessions is simply remarkable. But he does these extra sessions very intelligently and listens to his body when he needs to rest. On many occasions rather than doing multiple workouts in a day, he will come to the gym just to mobilize, stretch, recover, socialize and encourage everyone else doing a workout.
(Sometimes Burrows comes in a 5am to train, other times just to NO REP Coach Nate L. lol…)
Burrows represents the Yeti Cave mottos “Win the Week,” and “Move More, Live More” well. Congratulate him when you see him, on being February’s Member of the Month 🙂
(Picture of Burrows and Mike during the CrossFit Team Series I believe…)
(Burrows battling during Yeti Cave CrossFit’s Winter Warrior, the event name “Winter Warrior,” was actually Burrow’s idea!)
(Burrow’s and his best buddy Mike teaming up in Kansas)
(Burrow’s and Mike are great teammates, true competitors!)