Our Reppin' My Whey series allows us to highlight members of the EFM community, the fun facts that make them unique and how EFM has made a difference in their lives.
Let's hear it for Hunter, one of our new Event Athletes! Earth Fed Muscle is excited to choose athletes to partner with and support their training for a specific event. Hunter is currently training to compete in the teen division at Wodapalooza in January of 2024 in Miami.
How did you get into athletics/training/sports?
I first got into sports when I was 5, and I have been dancing ever since then. I started with hiphop and last year I started to take jazz and ballet. Over the summer of 2021 I went to my dad’s first Crossfit competition which inspired me to get into the sport. Ever since getting into Crossfit I have been in the gym 6 days a week to keep improving.
What you do now and who are your coaches?
I have dance practice 2 times a week at The Next Step Dance Studio, and my instructors are Missy and Lacey. In the gym my training is constantly varied between olympic lifting, power lifting, gymnastics, and cardio. I workout at Crossfit Crossing under coaches Paul, Kevin, Kristen, Amanda, and Joe. And since qualifying for Wodapalooza I have started swimming two times a week with Mary as my coach.
What are your current training goals?
My current training goals are to get stronger while still maintaining my cardio and gymnastics.
What are you looking forward to at Wodapalooza? Is this your first time?
I am looking forward to meeting new people that have the same interests as me, and gaining more experience on the competition floor as an individual. This will be my first time competing down at Wodapalooza but I went the last two years to spectate. It feels great training for Wodapalooza knowing that all my hard work over the past two years has paid off, but I have added some new elements to get as ready as I can be.
What is your favorite hobby outside the gym?
My favorite hobby outside the gym would be dance.
Who inspires you?
My dad is my biggest inspiration. One he got me into the sport, and also he doesn’t let a bad day bring him down. He pushes me to be the best version of myself and supports me in everything I do.
What is your walkout song and why?
My walkout song would be Coming in Hot by Lecrae and Andy Mineo because it hypes me up.
If you had to pick three people to be on your team for the zombie apocalypse, who would it be and why?
The first person I would pick would be my duo parter Abby, since she is going into the Marines and we would also have a lot of fun. The next person I would pick would be Gregg, he has been a cop for 6 years, he is part of BCERT(Berks County Emergency Response Team), and he loves to hunt. The last person I would pick would be Meredith Grey from Greys Anatomy since she survives everything that happens to her.
What is the best piece of fitness advice you have been given or like to give?
The best fitness advice that I have been given was to hydrate and fuel my body for the about of exercise that I do.
If you could live in one fictional universe, which would it be and who would you be?
If I had to live in one fictional universe it would be the MCU(Marvel Cinematic Universe) and I would be Ant-Man. But if I had to live in a cartoon world it would be Radiator Springs and be Mater.
What is your favorite and least favorite type of workout?
My favorite type of workout is anything that has gymnastics in it, and my least favorite type of workout is an EMOM.
How long have you been using EFM products and how did you find us?
I have been using Earth Fed Muscle products for just under a year. I found out about them at Crossfit Crossing since they have a stand with a bunch of EFM products, and I know people that had been using them.
What are your favorite EFM products?
My favorite EFM products are the creatine and collagen. The protein powder is also amazing along with the protein bars. I feel better and recover faster when I use my EFM products.
How do you want to be remembered? What impact do you want to have?
I want to be remembered as a person who left no doubt when doing everything I do. I want to inspire people to be the best version of themselves and to not worry about what others say about them.
You can follow along with Hunter's path to Wodapalooza on our Instagram and by following Hunter on IG here.