He joined Motivate U to lose weight, but ended up gaining a whole new passion. Check out the male overall winner for this session of Motivate U.
Local attorney Jerry Carter decided to sign up for the Motivate U challenge, offered via Healthy Tracks to Hometown Health members, to kick-start his exercise routine. Little did Carter know when he was matched with Midtown Double Edge CrossFit for 12 weeks of free training that he’d unleash a new passion in his life.
“When I told my oldest daughter that I was doing this, she said, ‘You signed up for CrossFit, that’s really intense.’ I didn’t know what to think,” says Carter.
Motivate U and CrossFit — a Perfect Combo
While Carter did say the workouts are hard, they are also scaled to his level. As one of his trainers, Sabrina Blajos, says, “CrossFit is a place where you can come and be a little vulnerable, but leave feeling so empowered.”
Blajos says Carter has been among the most committed to coming to class at least three days a week and growing with the training. “It’s so cool to see his confidence grow and his abilities in himself,” she says. “He’s transforming into an athlete.”
That transformation includes an honor, as Motivate U chose Carter for the male overall winner. He won for the changes he made in his muscle-to-fat ratio.
See more about Carter and Motivate U in the video above.