Tell us a little bit about yourself.

Just a happy-go-lucky kind of person mixed with a little bit of devil’s advocate and a lot of joker…most times I think ‘Meh…! What’s the worst that could happen?’. I don’t shy away from adventure and don’t mind being lost. Life is about journeys, discoveries and, making memories.


How long have you been doing our classes?

I have been consistently showing up 3 days a week since September 2018 with the exception of the first half in 2020.


What made you decide to give 7 Mile Strength & Fitness a try and what has kept you going? 

Without a super long story I was 34-35 years ‘young’ and found myself in a Doctor’s office staring down the barrel of Obesity, Hypertension and Diabetes…and heard the “click”. So I took the near miss experience and literally started running for my life. I definitely enjoy running but it lacked the community/team aspects found at CrossFit…which keeps me coming back for more 100% of the time, I definitely love the family/community vibe.


What was the hardest part when you started out and how did you overcome that?

Initially it was finding time to become consistent; I knew I needed to, but just had to carve out the time to do something for a healthier me.


What is your favorite movement?

Surprisingly, I really like to Row…


What is your least favorite movement?

Like most people I dread burpees BUT I really feel death lurking when burpees are combined with another movement like thrusters or cleans but hey if you don’t see ‘the light’ at the end of a tunnel…are you even working out?


What have you learned since joining our 7 Mile family?

I use to obsess with the number on the scale and just kept chasing a number in order to be ‘fit and healthy’… I learnt it’s just a number and it doesn’t specifically mean ‘fit or healthy’; while it is loosely important what is more important is how you feel.


What’s something we might not know about you?

Not really sure anything special stands out… I have pyromaniac tendencies but who doesn’t like to play with fire!


Anything crazy on your bucket list? (bungee jumping, sky diving, hiking?) 

Nothing crazy just sailing around the world.


Favorite song?

Depends on the mood but my life anthem moves between these two

  • Buju Banton – Wanna Be Loved
  • Bob Marley – Is This Love


If you could write your own WOD, what would it look like? 

Probably be a chipper or EMOM; I like the grind and struggle associated with having to dig deep to find ‘one more’.


Would you recommend 7 Mile Strength & Fitness to others and if so, why?

I use to recommend to people all the time but felt I was coming across as too cultish. But it really is an amazing community of everyday people learning and doing fit things.


Thanks Ray, we are proud to have you as our February 7 Miler.