Watching Ryan Blinn lift at Unbreakable Athletics Academy, no one would know he has nearly fully recovered from a horrifying car accident. In early 2017, Ryan was on duty for the Atlanta Police Department when he responded to a car accident on the interstate. As he prepared to stop with his vehicle lights on, a semi-trailer carrying horses blindsided him from behind.
Testimonials: CrossFit Athletes
Chad Oliphant joined Unbreakable Athletics Academy in 2017 thinking he was already in pretty good shape. Chad, an operations manager for Medtronic, was a passionate climber who had committed himself to staying in shape for the love of both his hobby and his two children.
Mary Cook didn’t want to try CrossFit. The stay-at-home mom had always been a runner, including several half marathons and full marathons, and that was how she knew to stay in shape. But it was her niece who finally convinced her to come with her to Unbreakable Athletics Academy – after two years of asking.
Jenna Diercks has a competitive streak that runs deep. But the former Illinois State badminton champion and Iowa State Cyclones tennis star had burned out on playing sports at a high level. “I loved tennis but something a lot of people don’t know is that they basically own you at that level.”
Barb Davis, 58, has always made fitness a priority in her life and grew up playing sports in high school, including gymnastics and softball.
The Duke Energy project manager and her husband joined Unbreakable Athletics Academy after their recent move to Monrovia in the pursuit of more land.
Sarah Wright recalls a time as a 16-year-old when a male track coach told her, “I never saw a fat racehorse.” The 38-year-old biologist, wife and mom of two boys remembers feeling the pressure throughout her high school years and into early adulthood of constantly being told to be “smaller” in all her athletic pursuits.
Doug Riley had been a part of the “bro workout” scene his whole life. A lifetime athlete who played multiple sports, including soccer, baseball, football and hockey, Doug had grown bored of the typical gym life and wanted something new. “I was really tired of having to create my own workouts – the gym had started to feel like a job, and the gym shouldn’t feel like a job.”
Megan Keating started her journey with Unbreakable Athletics Academy completely deconditioned. The ER nurse who had retired after a 30-year career was concerned her lack of physical activity was starting to take a toll.
Deb Farrington joined Unbreakable Athletics Academy over five years ago after she became bored with her at-home workout routine. “I was just to a place where I was no longer motivated to work out in my basement gym.