Meet The Coaches

Patrick Williams

Patrick Williams

CrossFit Level 1

Where are you from?
Bellingham, Washington

Occupation (in addition to coaching at i1uvit):
Fireman

Where did you go to school? What did you study?
Skagit Valley College. Fire Science

What coaching credentials do you have?
CF Level 1

How long have you been CrossFitting?
2 years

What is your athletic/fitness background?
Sports in High School: Football, Track, Wrestling

Favorite W.O.D.:
Annie

Favorite lift or movement:
Toes-to-Bar

Least favorite W.O.D.:
Karen

Least favorite movement:
Wall-balls

Favorite quote:
When life gives you lemons, say “f*** the lemons!” And Bail! – Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Favorite “guilty pleasure” food:
Corn Dog

How has CrossFit changed your life/lifestyle/level of fitness?
It has not only made me a better athlete, but also a better fireman. CF allows me to work through physically and mentally challenging work outs which prepares me for the many stresses of my job. It also allows me an hour of some much needed stress relief.

Who or what motivates/inspires you?
My wife. She continually motivates me not just to be a better athlete, but a better person. She will always tell me what I need to hear and not necessarily what I want to hear. She listens to my whine and moan about how sore I am and how I didn’t get first place; then sweetly tells me to suck it up and try harder next time. If I was as good at CrossFit as my wife is at loving me, I would be undefeated at the CrossFit Games every year.

What is your proudest CrossFit achievement(s)?
Becoming a coach.

Name one goal you are working to achieve through CrossFit?
Pistols

Hobbies/Interests outside of CrossFit?
Playing bagpipes for the Bellingham Firefighters Pipe&Drum Band, Skiing, Mountain biking, wood working, Scuba Diving, and anything else that gets my heart rate over 120.

Any advice for new members?
Stick with it. Crossfit is hard, but most things in life worth having are. You will be sore, you will be tired, and there will be days you don’t want to come in, but stick with it. You will get better. Find someone in the gym to hold you accountable for your attendance; you will be glad you did.