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✨ Member Spotlight ✨ Shayan

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Meet Shayan! A little bit about Shayan in his own words: “I’m originally from Iran, moved to Texas in 2012, and quickly fell in love with Seattle after a tech job brought me here in 2015. I’m a high energy person and obsessively hop between different hobbies and interests! I’m into hiking, backpacking, bouldering, skiing, ice/roller skating, elaborate meals/cocktails/desserts, themed parties, festivals, and Burning Man. I have a huge sweet tooth and I’m throwing a Willy Wonka themed party for my birthday this summer!”

How long have you been a member of GLSC?
I was always intimidated by CrossFit, but my partner Jen got me into it during COVID and we joined GLSC in Nov 2022. I’d say I’m now more obsessed with it than she is!

How has being a part of the gym benefitted you?
My ultimate goal is longevity and athleticism. I don’t want old age to become the reason I abandon any of my hobbies and GLSC has been instrumental in helping me work towards that goal. It’s also made me much more intentional in learning about proper nutrition and anatomy. I’m terrible at sticking to a routine, but have somehow managed to get myself to the gym 5 days/week and am now in the best shape I’ve ever been in my life! Thankful for the warm GLSC community and our awesome coaches. 💜

What is your favorite movement or workout?
I like functional movements that challenge your stability, mobility, and strength. My current favorites are anything on the rings, inverted kettlebells, and Turkish get-ups.

What is your favorite music or pump up song?
Dance music—especially if I can match the workout to the beat of a song (e.g. jumping rope).